just wondering what people here use to determine to be long or short the market in general. i'm not really talking about intraday trading. for example, if you're a swing trader, what method do you use to decide to have a lot of long or short positions? do you use moving averages for say nasdaq and if bullish, go long some nasdaq stocks? right now the market is downtrending, so it pays to short stocks...but at what point will you shorters primarily go long?