ForMyOwnAccount is a seasoned Wall Street veteran and former buy-side investment manager schooled in the Graham & Dodd approach. He now regularly employs the long-term investing principles he practiced for years. He will trade anything and everything for his own account on both the long and short sides, including stocks, bonds, options, currencies, indices, ETFs, and commodities. ForMyOwnAccount received his BA in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Boston University. He studied philosophy and language at the Universitaet Hamburg in Germany, where he began his Wall Street career and spent four years as a commodities trader for an American brokerage firm that had an office in Hamburg. In 1989 he became an RIA and launched a buy-side investment management firm, which was active until 2002. He now trades exclusively for his own account. Important Disclaimer: ALL MY INVESTING IDEAS, POSTINGS, INSTABLOGS, AND COMMENTS ON THE SEEKING ALPHA WEBSITE ARE INTENDED FOR GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS EITHER A BUY OR SELL RECOMMENDATION OR AS THE RENDERING OF INVESTMENT ADVICE. COMMENTS ARE SUBMITTED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF HELPING READERS BECOME MORE INFORMED INVESTORS AND/OR TRADERS. NO INVESTMENT IDEAS OR SELECTIONS DISCUSSED HERE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS RECOMMENDING THAT ANYONE TAKE ANY ACTION WHATSOEVER OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO EITHER BUYING OR SELLING ANY HOLDING, ASSET, OR ASSET CLASS. THE AUTHOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE HIS OPINION AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.