Hello, I'm a private investor from Edinburgh, UK. I run my own portfolio mainly long equities with some bonds. I've done some VC investing too- although it is very high risk and forms only a small part. My portfolio view is global income and growth.I also have investments in forestry and farmland. I write an blog called www.littledealclincher.com which covers a variety of topics of interest for myself and hopefully other people too ranging from investment to geo-political, social, scientific and philosophical comment. There are plenty of investment articles or stock specific coverage here on Seeking Alpha I hope mine gives a further piece of perspective for the private investor.