Old guy making the transition between working and retirement. Took control of my investments in 2008 when I realized that it would be hard to do worse than index funds and passive investing. Have had great fun ever since. As an American living in France and working in Switzerland, and who travels 100,000 miles around the world annually, I am comfortable with global markets. A lot of my trading is in bonds and preferreds, and I enjoy targeting companies with a lot of headline risk. I really like it when people challenge my investing assumptions and force me to defend my thesis. I also love SCUBA diving, especially if there are a lot of big sharks around.