Have been an active market participant for over 9 years. For short term trading, I like simple quantitative trading models such as relative value trade employing futures and few low cost option credit strategies. I like to allocate t 20-30% of my capital to short term trade. Prefer to park the rest of the capital in long term investments.
For long term investments, I prefer the classic value investing route with a long term perspective. For all my investment, I build an investment thesis justifying reasons to invest. The thesis includes DCF valuation models if the stock under consideration demands for one.