I hope to retire soon. ETA is now September 1, 2013.
Oops, I didn't make it. My contract got extended. Let's go with January, 2014.
Oops, missed again. Try Fall 2015.
I started trading stocks (and investing?) just since May of 2011, and I love it.
This is what I want to do when I grow up.
I'm panicked now (September, 2013) because I still don't take any of this seriously.
I do things for the stupidest reasons.
As of Summer 2015, I'm into selling options; mostly puts, put spreads, and recently iron condors.
I began investing in 1987. My first four investments were Budweiser, American Barrick (ABX), MCI Communication and General Dynamics. Not bad for a newbie. I'm a buy and homework type of guy. In the Jim Cramer vein. My key area's of interest are Tech, Biotech, Energy, Financials and commodities. I run my own money, eat my own cooking & I don't take prisoners'.