Started studying charts 10 years ago during my "free" time (remember that?) - had the "aha" moment... - and keep learning from it as time passes. Social Security and 401K's aren't gonna cut it probably and nothing's getting cheaper. There is a flow in any market - we are here to monitor the flow - the roller coaster - and it's fun after you learn not to get burned. BTW - you will get burned once in a while...
Illustrator and Writer, dabbling in commodities - my claim to fame - buying silver at 3.36! Bottoms are easier to spot than tops! Biggest mistake - not anticipating just how low the vix could go.......... Our economy seems operated by puppeteers. ;-( Oh well - live well!
Bryan a.k.a. headlocal favors the viewpoint of Thomas Bass's acknowledgement recipients in THE PREDICTORS: profitable obscurity.
That said, he has unbounded admiration and supportive partisanship for the entrepreneurs who, by their ceaseless efforts and often unwarranted optimism, have continually found ways to create logistic growth patterns in new markets, generating countless good jobs and even more indirect economic activity through the regions they operate in. They are genuine ECONOMIC ACTIVISTS in H. Ross Perot's exact sense, and in the same spirit of the ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, people who DO things; genuine benefactors for their fellows.
Identifying the most fertile soil for the evolution and progression of these trends, their deep-macroeconomic impact, and investment/trading opportunites, are his central reason for reading S-A, and sharing concerns pertinent to said trends his usual reason for commenting.
Biographically, he has science and business degrees, and has worked in military, aerospace, commercial semiconductor and system houses, and currently trades on his own account using specialized tactical concepts rooted in bag-model QCD, game theory, and reflexivity. He generates market-agnostic cash flow from consulting on electronic circuitry issues and problems. He also has a select portfolio of "interesting" designs and business possibilities that seemingly emerged in his field of view, and whose husbandry may result in fruition, or not.