That's right. I'm convinced that there is no great success without a properly planned strategy. Every trader knows that trading plan is a 70% of succes or even more, because it contains everything for it. Checking the news, I believe, is much more effective in case a trader is fond of long-time trading, because news helps a lot during a fundamental analysis as I think. Technical analysis requires checking the news too but less frequent. Traders shall decide by themselves which type of trading they prefer or maybe in what type of trading they have more knowledge (short-time or long-time). This is a basis for sure.Ima sure everyone has hisown plan. It's impossible to trade without plan. Ima can tell shortly. Ima first of all lookin' through the market news, then situation on the market on different pairs. Then Ima makin' technical analys and startin' tradin'.