We've been investing in securities and bond markets for decades. We own or have held: stocks, bonds, inverse functioning securities, mutual funds, rental props, REIT's, CEF's, ETF's, MLP's, ETN's, baby bonds, etc. We do advise other traders, DGI's, non-DGI's, and manage monies for various other entities, in addition to managing our own. We're here to learn, participate in constructive commentary, share successes and failures, and contribute content. We've remained in the Cxx and/or executive level suites for a number of years at various corporations and LLC's, but like all of our fellow investor's, we started at the bottom of the totem pole with little investing experience & only a small handful of dollars. Our primary site: http://affinity4investing.com Alternatively, you can find additional articles published exclusively for TheStreet.com, over on their website.