I am a 42 yr old part-time swing trader. Price action, volume and chart patterns is all I got in my tool bag. Please don't follow me blindly. Avg yearly return rate the last 6 yrs: 43.5% including 2014.
Interested in trading systems since 1996... in early to mid 2016, I completely stopped trading individual stocks barring a few small trades in long term accounts. After much research & backtesting, I now trade a SPY option spread system. Good luck!
In a December 1997 issue of Barron's, a Merrill Lynch poll found that the top strategy among 122 institutions surveyed was to buy stocks of companies that exceed earnings expectations and sell the companies that fall short.