Research for derivatives trading

I have been trading for 2 years now. I mainly trade derivatives in currencies, commodities and indices. Research on equity and indices is easily available but I want to know how the traders on this forum undertake research for their strategies?
Do you follow news events? Or Macro events? Or just technical analysis?
As a newbie trader, I am still not sure on how and what to research that will make me a better trader.
Any help will be appreciated
PS - I trade Indian markets.

Good day, have you been profitable? with index options? been in it for 2 yrs and at breakeven before Brokerage.