I had a few months experience of trading so far. Own account and real money. No success so far. The initial goal was to get some experience (and we all know that it aint free in the stock market). I know what NOT to do
- I'm quite surprised to see how big of an impact news have. And - how the news are used to push the price in either direction. (Let's not go too much into the conspiracy theory).
- Technical analysis had mixed results for me. Good when used on a few days/weeks horizon. Not so good when used intradaily.
- My next project will be on making some API solutions. Unfortunately, both yahoo and google have closed down their API access.
If anyone has some great strategies which can be exploited - feel free to tell. In particular I think of pair trading, things to look at in technical analysis, news web sites that are good at keep the investors informed, carry over positions, volume etc.