After concluding an 8-year career at a microcap value hedge fund, I manage several portfolios that can be mirrored through Covestor.com. One of these is the "Most Admired Company" portfolio that draws from companies that were in the running for Fortune Magazine's annual "Most Admired Companies" survey carried out in conjunction with the Hayes Group. Another model, the "Stock Diagnostics" portfolio is populated with companies drawn from the 300 or so recommended stocks in the Stock Diagnostics service, plus companies that I have featured in my writeups for Stock Diagnostics' OPS Newsletter in the past couple of years. Stock Diagnostics concentrates on operating cash flow metrics. The third model I manage at Covestor is called "Best Ideas" and it is permitted to invest in any idea I like, whether it is most admired or has outstanding flow or none of these characteristics. All three portfolios have about 20 names when fully invested. One source of ideas might be holdings other managers have selected in portfolios that are being mirrored on my behalf. After reading annual reports for them, I might like what I read. I consider reading investment publications to be the best use of my time. I read "The Economist", Investors Business Daily, Fortune, Forbes and Barrons on a regular basis.