accolades are impressive enough, but so is common sense and experience. I have neither common sense or accolades....just kidding. I've been a sometime buy and hold investor, and occasional trader and through it all have stayed in the markets through thick and thin and have not scummed to ' doom and groomers' predictions. I hate what 'microsecond' trading has done to the markets and the legal leeway allowed hedge funds and Banks. I think the hedge game, although often profitable, 'skews' the markets too much as does 'high speed trading' . Solid investment decisions either positive or negative (buy/ sell) are easily 'dashed' due to misinformation and herd mentality movements. If one decides to play those faux realities, then trading becomes not unlike 'on line poker' ..... I also think CEO's and CF O's that commit felonious crimes and grossly break the rules of the game should be hung upside down for months on end...from the trade floor ceiling. Well, maybe not that long...but should definitely do hard time with "Bubba". Retired, investor, still healthy, mostly good attitude.