I have invested for about 12 years. I have tried technical analysis but it never really worked for me. In 2010 I started to study Buffet, Tepper, Watsa, Einhorn and other investing Gurus and they were value based. Now I follow a dividend focused strategy (but not exclusively) of finding value to earnings, book value, always looking for little debt. I still use technical analysis in looking for entry prices that seem to be lows with support.