There are many ways to play the markets... maybe too many. I realized early that if I could become an expert at just one of these methods.. I could quit my day job... I did :-)
Now I work from home, swing trading charts to the upside, I love it.
So, other than resisting the EFGH syndrome, and knowing how to read a chart...there are two key elements to succeeding in this game- Money Management, and Having A Good Watchlist.
You are on your own as to how you manage your bankroll... but here on this board I will be able to assist the daily trader with some stocks to watch.
All Technical Analysis, do your own dd... and please feel free to share if one my charts has a good story behind it- I never know what I'm trading lol