Cool. I'm in London. Do you also look at the daxes and caxes and the nikkei and the footsie?
Regarding charting, well it's more complicated. Thing is you need a trading system. I did not understand that at the beginning. I was looking at charts and looked at anything I could get my eye on like triangles, elliot, candles, divergences, stochastic reverseal all this crap. Find a way to look at markets, only one way, where you look for specifics at every chart. This is something that losers don't understand, that there are more ways to make money in the markets, and they start trashing an idea just because they don't agree. A proffesional trader will never trash an idea that he sees, because he knows there are more ways to make money in the markets.