I worked at Ernst & Young in Audit, focusing primarily on real estate companies. I now work at a local public accounting firm in Indianapolis, IN. I focus primarily on small cap companies with few analysts following them, as I believe individual investors may be able to compete at the small cap level. Bull's Eye Investing by John Mauldin and books written about Warren Buffet's investing style have significantly impacted how I view investing. I am a proponent of company analysis more than technical analysis. While technical analysis can tell us a fair amount about what a stock is doing in the short term, company analysis gives us a much clearer picture of what a stock/company will do long term.