Not much to say: I am a retiree who can at last be an almost full time investor, not quite a day trader but a short term trader. Not because I think that this will make me richer as a "real" investor, that keeps it's long positions for months or even years! It's just more fun. A new position per day is healthy :-) Why "happyshorter"? I live in Canada, and the TSX contains a terrible percentage of stocks that pollute and/or endangers the native population's health (mining, oil sand), I never buy them but wait till some of those are ready to short. And then yes I am happy. Am I too pessimistic? I always do better when I short. But this does not mean that I am only a shorter, not at all. Very conservative with my RSSP, I love to risk a little more with two other not too rich accounts, one of them being in USD. Trading is not my only "hobby", I am a pretty good dressage rider, and I love gardening and caring for older persons. And as you can see, I love to write, even if English is only my third language.