As a full time analyst in another field, I became interested in business and securities analysis half a decade ago. A Masters of Business Administration really helped give me the tools to be fully engaged in this "hobby". I simply share my investment thesis** and market/business/security thoughts here on Seeking Alpha. I truly value other's input as it adds to my knowledge/strategy. **My investment thesis was built on a long time horizon view of investments (5-25 years). I am 100% invested in stocks. I have a strong risk tolerance, but tend to keep a core of dependable investments to power long term returns. The core investments will be in companies that I believe have tremendous revenue growth potential over the next 5+ years, pay a growing dividend, initiate stock buybacks and splits, and above all have management that cares about creating long-term shareholder value. I make few exceptions to this strategy.