I am not a Wall Street professional. I am retired military and a recently retired state - certified general real estate appraiser. In more than forty years as a speculator I have purchased over 750 stocks.My specialty is smallcap and microcap stocks primarily in the natural resources sector. I am very big on gold and silver penny stocks. I am also very fond of royalty companies, master linited parnerships and REITS. The only thing that I will not invest in is the S&P 500.The performance of the S&P is unacceptable. I don't do dinosaurs. There is only one reason to hang out in the in the blood splatered arena of smallcap,microcap and penny stocks where I have been a player for more than forty years. There is no other investing arena that offers such spectacular returns. I wrote a book about it. It is called "Forty Years A Speculator."