Started investing while in school with $700. With my investments and hard work I retired at the age of 47. Now enjoying traveling, investing and not having to work. Now on my own schedule. I am not into the high flyer's, the 'fad' of the quarter stocks. Enjoy finding stocks that are true values, and look for investment idea's a bit out of the norm. I like maximum potential, visionary stocks and opportunities often unknown by the average investor and media. Enjoy investing internationally and in dull predictable dividend stocks, MLP's of all types (oh my!), shipping stocks, and REIT's/Yieldco's.