As a conservative, both politically and economically, I strive to look at the long term risks of all trades. I'm also in favor of and recognize the importance of implementing stop loss orders. When it comes to trading, the fear shouldn't be of failure, but the unwillingness to accept failure.
Long : YUME,TRMR,
I started investing at the best timing even 2002 - after and during the crash that cause me to see Stocks in the most bear market, it didnt prevent me to invest in more then 100 Stocks.
indeed, because of changing things in Life i was always need to sell my stocks to cover my personal expense but the stocks that i have pick in the past were all positive like :
BAC - 5$ , Z - 24$ , FB - 20.2$, NDS - 6$ , UBS - 9.7$ , CS - 17.3$ and i can continue with much more and yes 25% of my stocks double or triple in a year :-)
i invest 90% of the time in Tech Companies because of my Knowledge from work , i have 15 years at HP Software and i am now a Solution Architect at VMWARE.