As a result of a motivational investing brainstorm session a few of us finance professionals (investment banking, consulting, private equity, venture capital) were going through, an 'Equities' thread was started over email, and after a few months of the thread's tremendous success, Wall Street Elevator was born. I am currently a Private Equity Analyst, and an individual investor in equities. My investing experience dates back to freshman year of undergraduate business school, and over the past eight years, I have continued refining my investing and trading skills through reading books, articles, and of course trading equities. I also trade options from to time to time, mostly as swing trades going into earnings, or as a way to hedge my portfolio. Wall Street Elevator's intended writing focus will be to write about stocks that appear to be attractive opportunities on a fundamental and technical basis.