Hello, I am not a expert when it comes to investing so I pretty much buy stocks that are recommended by others. I have been buying and selling stocks for about 20 years now in my retirement accounts as my non tax deferred accounts. I mainly look for dividend and growth stocks. I have done well over the years buying and holding blue chip stocks. I do some swing trades from time to time to optimize the overall yield of my portfolios. It never hurts to take a profit. I like to read what others are doing especially the "experts". .. For the past 5-10 years I have been investing in MUNI bonds as well as MUNI CEF's with cash held outside of my 401k. I like TAX FREE investments that yield around 6-8%. For me this makes more sense than holding stocks. . I started a home based hobby business making signs and games for when I retire. One of my hand made games is featured on my avatar. I figure if the market isn't nice to me I will always have a nice income stream doing what I like to do. Woodworking.