CPA (government contractor accounting consultant) and veteran homeschooler of 4 (11th yr), Harley rider, nearly debt free, CNBC is always on the big screen while I work. I live, eat and breathe numbers, I know it's weird, but it's just how God wired me. Mad Money is fun to watch, ok for the amateur in bull markets, but a little fluffy for navigating this heavily damaged economy. Something just doesn't smell right -- other recoveries have been "jobless," but this time is different. This time unemployment is too high to allow a recovery. I devour every article Nouriel Roubini puts out (he is by far the best gift Iran ever gave the world), enjoy listening to Mohamed El-Erian's wise comments, as well as Canadian bears Ian Gordon and Eric Sprott, and that beautiful Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I use their comments and warnings as triggers to take profits and reposition my portfolio. Approximate cashed-out portfolio gains in main investment account since Crash of Sept 2008 to early Nov 2009: 55%. Approximate cashed-out portfolio gains in second account started in Feb 09: 67%. Best trades: MS on volatile trading days in Oct08, WB as it was acquired by WFC, HAL stolen in March 09 in mid teens as its price dove with oil, sold in mid-20's, multiple FAS trades beginning pre rev-split (first purchase was 3.75/share), WFMI on a short squeeze right after it reported earnings (thanks, Optionsmonster.com, for that tip). Sold into latest rally, went all cash and have been trading FAZ since late August.