I worked for a Fortune 100 manufacturer for 16 years, and before that for one of the nation's largest natural gas pipeline companies. My specialty: financial communications. I prize well-written pieces on SA that give me good ideas. I dislike those that rehash the same old large-cap stalwarts when there's really nothing new to say. I've been doing my own investing for 10 years in retirement. I'm basically a deep value DG investor, but occasionally can be a swing trader (with a small portion of my portfolio) when the opportunity presents itself. I operate primarily through 3 different IRAs, and at any one time, I'm probably following about 30 stocks, which I monitor constantly.