early retired in 2006, never looked back. worked for an American MNC, finance guy, retired overseas for the adventure. Most of my holdings are wisely managed by an advisor, but I keep a fair chunk for my own investing - - allocation: a wee bit for speculative long-shots (pharma startups, etc), a few steady-Eddies (solid industrial gas co, etc.), but mostly seeking yield (MLP's, mREITS, REITS, CEF's, BDC's, etc etc). Not a trader, but take & manage small positions, and enjoy the hunt!! I like this SA website for investment ideas.