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As a Canadian I have an interest in the TSX Ventures Market. A newbie to Stock Market Investments, I have been reading and learning. A student of Benjamin Graham, I am drawn to articles of interest that follow his techniques. I continue to learn daily and would like to take it to the next level. I am interested in the Precious Metals, Gold Mining and the Oil & Gas Sectors. Seeking Alpha continues to provide the data and insight that I don NOT recieve from other Investment sources.
Not much to say: I am a retiree who can at last be an almost full time investor, not quite a day trader but a short term trader. Not because I think that this will make me richer as a "real" investor, that keeps it's long positions for months or even years! It's just more fun.
A new position per day is healthy :-)
I live in Canada, and the TSX contains a terrible percentage of stocks that pollute and/or endangers the native population's health (mining, oil sand), I never buy them but wait till some of those are ready to short. And then yes I am happy.
Am I too pessimistic? I always do better when I short.
But this does not mean that I am only a shorter, not at all.
Very conservative with my RSSP, I love to risk a little more with two other not too rich accounts, one of them being in USD.
Trading is not my only "hobby", I am a pretty good dressage rider, and I love gardening and caring for older persons.
And as you can see, I love to write, even if English is only my third language.