I'm about to work for a large fund. Now I work at a small company that manages seggregated accounts. The fund will require me to make reports not only on the trades, but on the analysis made to decide to trade. a. It all will start with fundamental analysis which gives the general direction of the long term trend. b. Sentiment analysis will give good idea if the expected long term trend is not too advanced. c. Technical analysis is only used to pinpoint good entry and exit points. d. I may exit a trade by TA only, but enter it only by fundamental analysis. Now I only see good, high probaility long term trades in indices. Currency and commodity fundamental analysis is not conclusive, I'll detail this later. For now, my main strategy in my personal account was expected to be a buy and hold of stock indices ETFs. We'll get some extra dollars trading it more actively while the market chops around.