I have been an investor in the public equity market since 1992 and use the following fundamental stock investing principles: (1) Peter Lynch - stock categorization and investing edge development (2) Warren Buffett - invest in consumer monopolies and toll bridges (3) Use advanced modeling to value and trade stocks I typically hold stocks for 12 months up to 5-10 years depending on the stock category. I do not short stocks. I also do not use options or margins for leverage. > Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."