I'm now an independent investor/trader after working for eight years in the Credit, Collections, and Customer Service department at one of the automotive "Big Three" financial arms. I have also worked as an actor, electrician's assistant, and project manager for an environmental consulting firm. Currently, I live in the Metro Detroit area, but I have also lived in Hollywood, California and Boulder, Colorado. I have traveled extensively in Europe and volunteered in Togo, Africa. I'm an opportunistic trader, and hold some stocks for years and others for minutes depending on my conviction in the company, its risk profile, and other pertinent information. I mostly trade tech, motion pictures/entertainment, and gold/silver miners. Personal interests include scuba diving, tae kwon do, and psychology.