After having taken a few major "hits" to my investment portfolio in the past, I decided to undergo an "educational" phase to learn more about the stock market and various types of investment - Safety in the Market (SITM), Optionetics, swing-trading, Elliott-Wave trading, and technical analysis indicators. As such, my focus on stock market investments has evolved and developed into a more systematic and disciplined process focussing more on technical analysis and trend-following (which is more "in the moment"), rather than fundamental analysis (which tends to be quite outdated compared to current market action). Disclaimer regarding articles written for Seeking Alpha: The past performance of securities or derivatives is not a guarantee for future results. All information offered in these articles do not take into account the reader’s own personal financial situation and investment objectives. As such, the reader should consult with their own independent tax, business and financial advisors for advice with respect to any trade or investment. The level of risk tolerance should be individually evaluated by the reader since options and derivatives are not suitable for all investors. For further information regarding options in particular, please read and consider the “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options” available at http://www.theocc.com/about/publications/character-risks.jsp.