Currently, I'm an engineer working in the semiconductor industry, but I have had a varied career. I am nearing retirement. I came to the realization a few years back that I could not approach retirement and remain an amateur investor, that I needed to step up my game. Still in the process of doing that. Looking for and value. I can't imagine any non-investment pro finding their way around in the stock market, without a community like this one.
Update: Retired, as of 12/2015
Relatively new to "active" personal investing. Focus is on accumulating large cap, quality stocks with a combination of both high yield and growth prospects.
Currently own: AAPL. SN, KORS, ACAS, DIS, V
Watching: SBUX, UA, NKE, LULU, DFS, DPS, MA, COP, EOG, PNRA, CMG, FLT, EXR
Always encouraging shareholders to remember that they are the boss. Studied investing since I was a child. Mowed lawns as a kid to earn money to buy stocks. Business degree in finance.