A Vancouver-based Canadian business owner, entrepreneur, and investor; founder and chairman of Western Logistics.com; now starting a new concept company called Urban Wilderness on Rendezvous Island,which will be a premium lodge facility in a spectacular setting in the "inside passage/Georgia Strait" of British Columbia. I am a young 79 years of age, and have invested in equity markets since the 1960s. At present, I self-manage three registered portfolios, and two unregistered margin accounts, each of them in six figures. I trade almost daily, with a dual investing strategy that is primarily long, but uses margin as an accordion to step in and out of the very same stocks that I'm holding long, in the (correct) belief that volatility can be a friend of the long investor, provided disciplines are exercised. I defy conventional wisdom, and am heavily committed to very few stocks, of which AAPL is the largest (over 50%), GILD is secondary (about 25%), and the remainder is in positions in BIDU, NXPI, SWKS, BABA, and DIS, This allows me to follow and research holdings closely, and to hunker down patiently in times of market distress with safe long positions, and to continue to play the volatile edges of the markets with margin funds, using the same stocks that I understand well. It works for me! I enjoy saying " that AAPL paid for this asset, and GILD bought me that property," etc. And it's true, I try to think like Wall Street on equity moves (as in, the stock is not the company, so don't be sentimental!), and am gradually understanding Options (which I still find puzzling and headache-inducing) and Forex (which I don't). In fact, my resolution is to accelerate my engagement into Forex, because I like the strong logic and discipline -- to say nothing of the safer profit-loss ratio -- that comes with that vast market.