I am a nimble trader\investor who has been investing all the way from 2000.
I can buy a stock then turnaround and sell the next day or hold it for a year, so holding period varies based on my conviction.
I follow Contrarian Investing with deep value buying as my basis to buy stocks.
Disheartened by the opportunities in the UK and for the love of the outdoors I left Europe in the summer of 2000.In 2006, I moved down to Central America and now live in Nicaragua. Right now I am running my own business, a small Alternative Energy outfit and trying to enjoy watersports when I can. I like to think of myself as having a more value, fundamental approach to investing which is long term in nature though I actively manage my portfolio and use some more aggressive short term strategies. I believe we are in the midst of a once in a lifetime crisis, the end of the "debt supercycle" as John Mauldin puts it, but that we will get through it and the dislocations and upheaval that will ensue will lead to a whole new age of prosperity and opportunity to be found mostly in "emerging" and newly empowered economies away from Europe.