Doing options for years now (hopefully getting better ). Trader, Linguist, Veteran, ex-amateur athlete (hold some age group records)
Love to travel abroad so much that using my own car recently has "hmm, his is different" feeling. My GF/fiancee is Western European,& needed "fresh air" away from "following the tape" and my career. Inspired by Jim Rodgers, I, at times, dream of living the post apocalypse in style as a regal yam and melon farmer somewhere between Hakodate & Makomanai (God's Country!)
Stocks I used to like include BG, NTDOY, Tata Motors, EWZ, ERJ and BHP long. Everything up for question in 2013
Observed first hand aftermath of "JPN Bubble" by living there (and Japan carry trade).
For the USA, instead of Japan-style deflation, we are leaning towards painful inflation, so I own large amount of phys. silver (some gold) SO EASY TO BUY ....but traders always want virtual or synthetic positions. They will see when GLD is no more