30 year software executive, scientist, consultant who was also a past securities broker/trader. Swing trader, scalper & longer term investor. Looks for stocks that exhibit repeatable behaviors, and value to limit risk with volatility for max gains.
Real life is not about risking your hard earned money. Only risk what you can afford after you pay off debt and have all the things you want. Then I consider investing. Then trading. There is no such thing a professional trader, they all lose money.