Read the Reminiscences of a Stock Operator before talking to me. My twits are my and my dog (RIP Nov. 2015) opinions, not advice. I am often wrong and I love it. PS: I DO NOT short single stocks and I do not answer 3x ETFs questions.
This is a hobby. If you find yourself getting emotional you probably shouldn't be trading.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." - Albert Einstein
West coast swing/position investor with a long bias. Use FA/TA combo to make my calls. Ultimate success metric = crushing the S&P. My calls are my own opinions. Do your own DD and please don't follow me blindly. The gal in the picture is my hero.
Learn charting, it works-period. But it takes time and practice, EVERY DAY. Stop looking for E Z answers. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary! And what I do here, I do for FREE. Remember that (or go pay some "genius.")