Writer, blogger, science teacher, avid biker and walker. I prefer technology stocks and its entrepreneurial stars as well as bank stocks. I've been trading stocks and commodities since 2007-08. I had nearly 20K in the market in 2008 just before the market meltdown. But I sold all positions before the bottom fell out. I regret I did not keep those Apple and Google positions. Education: B.S. Biology; M.A. Anthropology Writing and editing experience consists of technical editing (financial and accounting); blogging five years with blogcritics.org (politics, book and movie reviews mostly); maintained personal blog; textbook reviews; speech writing. As I approach retirement I've geared my scottrade portfolio toward dividend and value stocks from S&P, Nasdaq and the Dow. I am always on the lookout for bankrupt and undervalued stocks. My only mistake has been in not buying those rare finds in larger quantities.