Worked for Dow Jones News Service for 14 years 70's- 80's Traded actively since Online Brokers,Datek, in middle 90's. Follow oil and gas companies and support companies. Mostly try to trade based on technicals. Purchased almost 100% local Florida banks before Intrastate and then sold after Interstate banking laws passed. I do not own any Banks, and do not plan to in the foreseeable future. (I bought Citigroup when in the 2's and sold in the 4's when I realized the TBTF syndrome. I worked in Data Communications and then IT for the last 30 years. Retired about 6 years ago; nearly all purchases and holding are designed to return income from dividends and appreciation.