I am a private, individual investor. Been doing this most of my life. I am drawn to technology-based businesses that are misunderstood and whose potentials are under appreciated. At times like we're living in right now, there are a lot of such opportunities. I've been successful over the years, partly because I'm not afraid to ask stupid questions in order to understand what I'm investing in. I invest long term and never buy stock that I don't intend to hold for more than 12 months, since I prefer paying capital gains tax instead of income tax. I trade infrequently; I've got a life.