Alexander has been trading stocks since he was 14 years old and has been a professional trader since 1999. He is active in equities, FOREX and options. He holds both short and long positions. Alexander grew older seeing the boom and bust of the tech stocks and hopefully wiser seeing the collapse of Bear Stearn's and Lehman Brothers. Alexander has not made his retirement fund yet but is still working on it. At this point he is just here to post thoughts and exchange ideas about all kinds of investments. He is primarily interested in general economy issues, currencies, equities, options, arbitrage ideas and real estate, both in the US and abroad. Alexander is also interested in new business ventures.