I am a first time investor who is learning the tricks of the trade. My preferred strategy thus far is buy and hold with an emphasis on sustainable dividend yield. I am currently long MSFT, COP and JNJ. I am very concentrated because I am still in the building phase of my portfolio. I am a substitute teacher currently working on his school librarian certification. I have an intense personal interest in technology, which I try to avoid investing in too heavily because I understand that my interests could blind my judgement.