I've been actively trading for about a year now. Most of my trading activity has been in scalping NYSE stocks. I am very interested in doing more swing trading but I just haven't been able to come up with strategies that I have enough confidence in to pull the trigger on many overnight trades. I'm not lazy by any means. I enjoy studying the markets and trading. I just feel unfocused. Without a basic swing strategy in place, I find that surfing through various stock charts looking for possible trades to be ineffective. I just find that chart patterns often feel too subjective. I look at many charts and come up with seemingly valid reasons why the stock price will advance...or decline, in the near term. Enough commentary. My question is this: how do you narrow your search for tradable setups. Focus on a particular sector or group of favorite stocks? Story stocks? Screen for particular technical or fundamental characteristics? Anything else? I'm not looking for an answer to how I should be spending my research time. I'm just wondering what approaches others are taking. Also, how much time do you spend outside of market hours studying?