I am a retired business attorney from Cleveland, Ohio and specialized in acquisitions and sales of businesses. I probably conducted more than three hundred deals including many international ones. I was doing leveraged buyouts ten years before the term was coined. I have served on many boards of directors and have learned the value of principles in operation, not just communication. I hired Smith Barney to manage my retirement portfolio or 401 (K) and between 1992 and 2008, I let the professionals do their work. I lost almost seventy percent although some was actually removed for my retirement. I now manage the small account myself and am so pleased to find Alpha Source as a resource.