Long time private investor, otherwise now retired from computer IT background. I've been investing since the late 1960s when I bought one share of Digital Equipment Corp. stock. At that time Merrill Lynch was the only company I could find that would sell one share. I still have the account with them, but do nearly all of my trading with a discount brokerage. My investment philosophy is derived largely from the writings of Gerald Loeb, Martin Zweig, Peter Lynch and William J. O'Neil. With this conglomeration of ideas I have often been wrong, but I've done well enough for a comfortable retirement. I look forward to exploring "Seeking Alpha."