Investing is long term for me. I am a set it and forget it type of investor. In the late 90's I probably did 10 - 12 trades per day. Currently I only hold 8 stocks with 5 of them having been held since the 90's. In January of this year I added a stock with 80.3% gain, in April another stock with a 40.2% gain and finally a stock in August with a 334.9% gain. These 3 stocks will more than likely remain in my portfolio for a decade or more also.
In my retirement, in Australia, my hobby is poking a stick at the criminal enterprise known as eBay (aka “the eBafia”); a most amoral, unethical, unscrupulous, (and generally incompetent) criminal organization that should be the subject of a serious audit by those authorities that are charged with protecting we simple consumers from such unscrupulous commercial entities. It really is about time some competent authority shone a bright light under this slimy rock and did something about eBay’s deliberate criminal facilitation of the rampant shill bidding fraud being perpetrated by unscrupulous professional sellers on unsuspecting buyers. Ditto to the clunky, unscrupulous PayPal (aka PreyPal).
I am a software engineer by profession. Got interested in market analysis some time back and now I spend most of my free time researching equities. .
I am also a freelance financial writer , investor and consultant. I primarily look for market inefficiencies to generate long term alpha irrespective of holding time and sector.