I have been watching and studying the US equity markets for the last 16 years and actively trading in them for the last 5 months. Otherwise unemployed, this has been my primary source of income. This would be great if I were not so lightly capitalized. I do love a challenge. Unlike like so many of you prestigious gentlemen, whose backgrounds in banking and finance along with your masters degrees in business, the most prestigious job I've had was driving a truck. I do understand the concept of cause and effect and wonder at the markets sellective reactions to various things. So I plan to post some comments and some articles. If my humble main street perspective is helpful, then I will be honored. More often though, I look forward to your comments on my posts. For it is through those that I will see my own blindspots and grow into a better trader.