I'm currently working as a Financial Analyst and want to pass on some of my thoughts regarding the financial markets. I have an interest in history, banking, NCAA football, and geopolitics. I'm a huge fan of Seeking Alpha and I hope to connect with authors and commenters that I admire. I plan to write about some large cap companies and the subsidiaries that are frequently ignored by Wall Street. My first stab at this should include a foray into North American energy. I have about 15 years of investing experience, and I began following the bubble stocks during the late 90's (while I was still in high school). I still remember seeing Cisco with a $500 billion market cap. I held it and watched it race lower. These experiences led me to focus on stocks which I could "understand." For anyone interested in successful investing, this requires continuous learning. Please reach out to me via comments for future article ideas.