I am a firm believer of using Economic theory and data to make well informed investments. We live in a world of inefficient markets and irrational choices; investors must stay informed about numerous market conditions to capitalize on the volatility of the market. I started investing my Sophomore year of college, while pursuing an undergrad in Economics. Like everyone beginning to invest there own money and to take advantage of compounding, I started looking into stocks I knew. I then however did a rookie mistake and start investing in stocks I knew little about. This proved ill advised and did LOSE money. However being an average broke college student the money lost was small in comparison to what I made from the start by investing in what I knew and also when the DOW and S&P were on a uptrend from there bottom floor prices. I am now looking for value stocks in most cap sizes and have recently found value in dividend stocks; through their attractive yield and capital appreciation. My three years of experience has been to buy and hold but I am considering and researching potential short plays. Having said that I tend to focus on value stocks in most cap sizes; I am actively investing in momentum stocks such as tech, biotech and pharmaceuticals. I would classify myself as risk loving due to my time frame as an investor; one who has the benefit of time. I have given though to what Yellen and the Fed have said about a possible bubble in these sectors but given the fact that investors tend to be irrational I still see potential and will even dare say that there is value in these sectors. I hope to start a civil discussion regarding investing ideas as it relates to the current fiscal and monetary problems of the U.S. Government, as well as other factors that every investor must consider such as geopolitics and the market cycle. Let the discussion begin.