Ever since completing Masters in business and finance 35 years back I have enjoyed being a student of life, philosophy and spirituality. Besides meditation, reading books, watching movies I enjoy taking care of IRA and Non IRA investment of myself and my family members. I have always admired the investing style of Graham and Buffet, thus been interested in looking for diamonds in the rough. I have been an Apple fan since iPhone was introduced and has warmed up to Microsoft and Nokia as I view them as sleeping giants who have just woken up. Update (12/1/2014) : Since writing the above, Nokia has multiplied and I sold half of it and still holding the rest. Microsoft is my long term holding which keeps on throwing off dividends and getting stronger. I have sold off Apple after holding it for the last few years and multiplying my investment by more than five times. Still holding on to Yahoo and Facebook while enjoying the nice ride upwards. Among others, I am long in SILC, USAT, ZLC, GNW, VRTU, G, FIS, VOYA, COF, and a few MLPs besides the above.