Third lifetime as a trader. First was pure rookie '97-'01. Rode the RagingBull.com express. What times. Blow out gains followed by blowout losses. Primarily on penny stocks. Second was March '09 to Dec '11, rinse, repeat with learning how to trade options -- everything, every which way. Over $3M in trades executed and about $40K in commission later, I was at break even and stopped trading for 6 months. Now, I let the market come to me. I like to wait. I know where I want in, and let it come there, and then execute. I love the 3x trades. Mostly the bear ones, once they hit a high I like to ride them down. With over 400 acres mining claims on prime stakes in Alaska, I like gold.