I have been involved in the hedge fund, trading, and portfolio management world since 2002 and have fortunate to be around a variety of traders and trading systems. From my experience on all sides of this industry I have learned one thing....KEEP IT SIMPLE! It is not about how smart you are or how many algorithms you can write in a weekend. It is about investing in GOOD companies, with GOOD products, and acquiring them at a good price. Options are my drug of choice and I learned early on how powerful they can be for the individual investor to use in their portfolio. I run a hedge fund and managed account structure for my clients that focuses on Income & Growth, as well as we weekly Option Newsletter and Blog for the individual investor.