what I've done to success in stocks? I'd Study, study, study EVERY night for 3-4 hours after working my real job for 10-11 hours. I'm not married with kids so I can just eat, study, sleep, eat, study, sleep.
You have to invest to make money, and that means, sometimes Buying Tools to help you make money. I've tried monthly subscriptions, then cancelled after no more than 3 months. I treated them like online classes. Really...in university it'd be $3-400 a class, so why not throw $50-100 at a guru's course to get some kinda traction, but a lot of these are semi-scams, but you'll learn even while getting scammed. You must Dive in and Take action in life to Gain experience.
I currently Only subscribe to StockCharts.com and have set up about 8 custom scans to weed out only the stocks that move quick (i.e. small caps but hardly ever pennies, extremely risky still). I have several parameters that return 10 in one scan, 100 or so in another, and 200 in another, but never more than 250 show up for me to go over. That's a lot of work but you have to hone in on your niche. If you have the time on your hands and love it, then you can rack up consecutive kills. If I get stuck in one that I know should not have gone down that there was some kind of short parade to knock it down for some reason or other I'll stay in cause I'll believe in my studies that it'll come back. I'll just stop trading for several months if I have to to wait for its return. I believe in myself when I see value and/or chart patterns to back it up. It's a very dangerous hobby though, and you have to be able to lose it ALL that you wager cause it can happen in the blink of an eye.
I'm actually Short long-term bonds, have been short for almost a year now cause I figured this sh!t can go any lower at 1.4% then, and it really didn't faiap.