Retired Financial Consultant / Businessman. Began career by developing a chain of 5 retail clothing shops from 1972 - 1984. From 1984 - 2003 I worked with Merrill Lynch and UBS PaineWebber as a full service Financial Consultant to retail investors and small business owners. Held Series 7, Series 8, and Series 63 security licenses. After retirement from Investment business in 2003 I worked as an Arbitrator through FINRA as an Industry Arbitrator for four years. Now fully retired, I invest only for my own accounts using common stock and at times ETF's as the vehicles of choice. I continue to act as a Consultant to friends, family, and a few clients that I served during my Professional career. I do this at no charge for them so they can feel confident that the advice and counsel I provide isn't tainted by the possibility of financial gain for myself. My primary interest is in momentum stocks in any sector or industry such as Taser International (TASR), and those that have or are developing disruptive technologies or products such as Shopify (SHOP) and Arch Therapeutics (ARTH).. In addition to those, I also maintain a few core positions meant for long-term holds.These companies run across a broad spectrum of size and risk, companies like Raytheon (RTN) and General Mills (GIS) . I will at times take on a very highly dollar weighted position relative to other holdings and am willing to assume the extreme risk that comes with that approach. That is a personal decision and NOT recommended for others. My primary portfolio normally consists of ten to fifteen positions. I do not normally employ any sort of technical analysis in my due diligence process, nor do I often hold short positions. I don't care for the possibility of unlimited loss that going short presents. I prefer unlimited gain potential by being long. I employ a strict discipline of using a mental trailing stop-loss system to prevent any one investment from spinning out of control and leading to excessive loss. Note I said a mental stop-loss, not one entered as an order on my broker-dealers books. I set this level at - (20%) based on Fridays closing price. If the price has breached that (20%) level of decline, I sell first thing Monday without question and move on. Frankly, I don't submit a lot of articles for publication. So should you choose to follow me don't expect a lot of things to show up your inbox. I welcome all comments and questions about any topic regarding investing you might wish to ask. If I don't know, I'll say so. If I do have an opinion I'll offer it for your consideration. Disclosure: As of July 7, 2016 I was long SHOP, ARTH, GIS and RTN. I may or may not still hold these positions as of the date you are reading this. I am not recommending them for purchase since much may have changed between the time I wrote this introduction and the time you are reading it.