My two favorite quotes from J.D. Rockefeller gives you a good view point of my investing style. 1) Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. 2) I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% off my own efforts. 10% of my stock portfolio is in "Spec" stocks like small bio-pharm stocks or an opportunistic trade due to market imbalance. Being that I am always in front of a computer, I watch my stocks on a daily basis using a script within Excel [thanks Allan]. I research all my stocks on a monthly/quarterly basis and I always read the quarterly and annual reports. I am a big fan of Cramer, JP Morgan (the person), Peter Lynch and Marc Lichtenfeld.