Trader & Investor. Currently Retired. Used to be a trading member of two commodity exchanges in my more youthful years, when hectic open outcry bids and offers were the norm. I use fundamentals, as well as, when it is warranted, technicals, AND "Hidden Value", (data not generally well known) when initiating a long or short position. Interested in Securities Analysis, History of Cinema, Basketball, Football, World Events, and Philosophy. I am a fan of Director/Producer/Actor and New York city Jazz Musician Woody Allen; a genius of comedy and a great filmmaker. My 3 favorite Woody Allen films are: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (what if you could go back in time?), MIGHTY APHRODITE (a quintessential Woody Allen film... comical from start to finish), and MATCH POINT ( a philosophical Mr. Allen points out that life's outcomes are often "heads or tails"; and that how "things bounce" often dictates life's final outcomes.) The above 3 films are my top choices... but, Take the Money & Run, Annie Hall, and Vickie Christina Barcelona are also excellent films. These three represent the early, middle and late films of Mr. Allen. If you are ever depressed, go see one or more of his movies and laugh depression away. I'll postpone my death while "long, or short"; or while having another of Woody's movies yet to see and enjoy. I would be guilty by omission if I did not acknowledge that Woody Allen has been under a serious accusation by Mia Farrow and some of her children regarding alleged under 18 yrs. of age children abuse accusations. I do not vouch for Woody Allen's morals, BUT he is a comedic master & a brilliant director. I admire only these aspects of his life, and NOT his personal life's decisions... which do appear questionable, insensitive, and at least clearly contrary to religious persons codes of conduct. The stocks I examine here in Seeking Alpha often are High-Risk, High-Reward Stocks. Maximum allocation to ANY should range from 4% to 10% maximum, depending on your risk tolerance. My most concentrated yet still diversified Portfolio would consist of 10 stocks, each with a 10% capital allocation. For the more timid, a 25 stocks diversified portfolio with 4% allocated to each recommendation would be ideal. Yesterday, 1212/2011 I released Hidden Value's "TOP 10 FOR 2012" showing their close on 12/12/2011. 1) (GM) $20.80 2) (DISH) $25.68 3) (INTC) $24.00 4) (GE) $16.45 5) (TXN) $29.13 6) (VZ) $38.35 7) (MRK) $35.41 8) (BAMM) $ 2.20 9) (UAL) $20.78 10)(LCC) $ 5.63 For the rationalization of this Top Ten List see "Comments" under Richard Bloch's "Barron's 10 Favorite Stocks for 2012".