Retired Real Estate Broker, former Income Tax Preparer, former PayPhone Business Owner. I've been trading in stocks since 1966 because of reading Nickolas Darvas' book "How I made $1,000,000 in the stock market. I prefer using "point and figure" charts from the site "stock charts.com". Since I retired I am very conservative. Hardly speculate at all. Have mostly dividend paying, conservative stocks. But I still like to spec on one or two. Sitting tight with 25% cash for now.