Investing forever. Ok not forever but I have been doing my own trading since age 19 when I used to get charged like 200 bucks each way. Full commission sucked!. I have had a good bit of success. I have also had enough failure to make me realize that success in the past is not guaranteed by any long shot and no indicator of future success by any means. I have been in technology since I was nine. I have been working in the field officially since I was 18. I mix fundamentals and technicals but like most of you my gut and intuition still play an important role in trading because to ignore that aspect is to think the herd does not matter and in many cases the herd matters more than either technical or fundamental aspects of a stock.
I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.