I've been doing some reading about technical and fundamental analysis and it seems like the people that do TA criticize FA and the people that do FA criticize TA. So my question to you guys is which do you use? Do you use a little of both? If so, which parts of each do you use? For example, MACD, stochastics, p/e ratio, etc. I'm mainly wanting to learn to find stocks that suck, so to speak. Its not that I'm a negative person, its just that I'd like to find bad stocks and buy puts on them, especially in case we have another terrorist attack or other bad event. I had a few call options before, during, and after 9/11 and needless to say I REALLY lost on those. I've decided that it would probably be best to learn how to do this myself instead of following an advisory service. I don't have a lot of time right now to learn but I will after tax season.