I live in Phoenix, AZ. I am building my own portfolio for long term income and growth and currently maintain about 55 positions of stock and options, mutual funds and ETFs. I maintain a shopping list of over 100 stocks that I monitor on almost a daily basis. I spend 4 to 6 hours per day researching my existing holdings and my shopping list of stocks. My current TTM performance is between 10% and 11%; and my performance goal is to stay within a 10% to 15% average return. I am a tactical investor based on underlying fundamentals and technical analysis. A small portion of my portfolio activity consists of trading options on growth stocks.