Retired from a large US telecommunications firm. Living the country life with my wonderful wife in southern US. Enjoy Seeking Alpha, it's contributors and commenters. Core Portfolio: Dividend-paying rock-solid U.S. stocks/ETFs, cash. Helps me sleep at night and be content during the day. (Why didn't I think of this years ago?) Speculative Portfolio: Leveraged and inverse leveraged U. S. ETFs. Strictly for entertainment, thrills and chills - cannot seem to consistently support itself . Fortunately, much smaller than the Core.