I am a cardiac anesthesiologist, real estate investor, and stock and futures trader, hedging with options at times. I buy recent contruction foreclosed real estate and rent them out which provides cash flow, superior tax benefits, and $20-$30k equity per property. Look at all those money orders in my profile picture - I don't take checks for rent! I also trade futures with average holding periods of one to five days. I sell the greed and buy the panic and do it with leverage and solid risk mgmt. Simple. And that's how I earn my success - by cutting through the BS and keeping it all as simple as possible.