Best described as the classic small town attorney, now retired. First invested in 1975. I tend to read all I can about a stock before investing, especially the SEC filings. My trading philosophy is to not to sell to quickly, tending to hold for a while, sometimes a long while. Generally, it seems better to choose a dividend producing stock, but not to ignore a compelling growth stock. Probably my greatest weakness is to ignore my philosophy, and selling too soon to lock in a profit.