"The average long-term experience in investing is never surprising, but the short-term experience is always surprising." -Charles Ellis
I have spent much of my career working with long-term investors to generate ideas and manage risk using technical analysis. Parts of the technical toolkit actually seem much better suited for short-term trading. However, from a tactical perspective, tools like candle patterns can be a good gauge of short-term sentiment and risk/reward parameters. This can help long-term investors to identify better entry and exit points as they build or trim positions.