I'm a trader who trades both short-term and long-term. I started my career as a day-trader for a trading firm, but then turned to longer time frames and went on my own to manage my portfolio. I use technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis in my research.
The approach is buy undervalued stocks & bonds, preferably long term income generating, and hold until the story changes. No options, no forex, no margin, no ETFs, no metals, and short maybe once a year on sure things only!
The sage points out the moon, the fool looks at the finger.