I'm planning on taking up trading stocks, options, and possibly futures full-time over the next 3-5 years. I'm currently trying to develop my own trading system that profits in any given market environment.
I swing trade options and stocks anywhere from a few days to about 3 months. My average trade is 3-4 days. I'm getting pretty serious about trying to learn stock trading; treating it as a business. Still learning what works and doesn't. You'll see a mixture of option and stock trades. I may explain the rational for some trades.
For several years, I only did fundamental analysis of stocks and viewed technical analysis as nothing more than a form of psychic reading using random data. This was wrong. Technical analysis is about statistics and probability. Similar story with options, that was just pure gambling - wrong again. It's a fun learning process.