I started trading only last year but i took stock trading courses as well as spend over 13 hours a day researching trends and companies financials, charts, etc. Trading stocks is most addictive yet rewarding job i have ever done!
I only buy stocks that are ready to potentially move soon with tight Stop. I will take small loss quickly when it return back under the trend line or breakout point. http://treenhome.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-stock-trading-is-simple.html
Stock investor since 1988; evolved to primarily a swing trader/ momentum-data trader since the economic bust in 2008 keeping long positions with my favorites. I'm also invested in real estate.