My education cost me $2mm. Let me save you from my mistakes. 1. Breakouts have a consistent set of patterns. 2. Respect price and volume confirmations. 3. Moving averages are important guide posts. 4. Institutional volume is what makes a stock move.
I use any info I can to make a buck. Best trades include all ingredients technical, fundamental and option flow. I trade all time horizons from a day to a year and I primarily only trade options in my trading account.