As I've mentioned before I actually invest based upon the information found in these articles. For the most part, the fundamental and technical research is done first, documented second, and the actual investing is done later as funds become available. I've never done it the other way around and I've never done it to pull investors in after I've already invested. I find that to be unethical but I know others do that everyday on Wall Street.
One of the keys to my assessments has been the use of both fundamental and technical information. I use the fundamentals to determine specifically which company I'm interested in investing in. That's critical because a good investment can only be made if the underlying company is a great company. But I never seem to find those great companies at the optimum time. That's where technical analysis has always helped me. Technical information is all about timing and the secrets there for me are the momentum indicators. But in order to understand momentum indicators and investor needs to study them thoroughly to understand them completely. In time they become intuitive and obvious. It's been one of the biggest edges I've had in the ability to successfully invest.
I intend to continue this process for at least a while longer because it's been so successful for me. If it's helped anyone else, then all the better. But I realize everyone is different, and that's what makes a market. If you're struggling as an investor as I once was, I found that documenting my thought processes was the first step on developing my own strategies and tactics. I wish every investor out there the best. And I hope you visit often.