Just a novice, or rather beginning, long trader. Though if I had the cash, I'd definitely pursue options. I've been passively following the market for some time (but doesn't everyone, whether they have much interest or not). I've been mostly just following macro-trends from daily reckoning, for the last decade or so. However I have subscribed to one of the investment newsletters recently from their publishing company for more specific information to trade on. And when I want more detailed trend-, company- and industry-specific information, I come here.