Self directed investor. I run my own investments via an online brokerage account and have been building retirement savings for many years at a brokerage house. Focused on investing carefully with an eye to total return (including return of principal) and proper asset allocation based on input from the writings of the many knowledgable writers on SA. Pimarily investing in non-taxable retirement accounts and always looking for both value (low PE/G ratio) and how to avoid or offset undue risks. That said, I am open to GARP, Dividend Growth, International, and contrarian investment approaches. Working towards a more concentrated portfolio over time to enhance returns. Some day I may write on SA.