Independent investor and adventurer, I've spent most of my life in the mountains and rivers of the Americas...now alternating between SE Asia and N. America. I like to invest big during crisis, rely primarily on dividends, love DGI, and take cap. gains when prices get very high and divs. go down in %. Sometimes use cash secured puts to acquire/add positions and covered calls to augment income from positions I'm trimming/selling. Also use these options to augment cash, as I tend to hold a lot. See my comments for insight about me.