Retired former chemistry and physics teacher and, before than, industrial process research and development organic chemist. I'm a buy-and-hold (unless fundamentals change) investor. I read many investment books, my favorites being Mary Buffett's "Buffettology," Greenwald et al's "Value Investing," Lita Epstein's "Reading Financial Reports for Dummies," and Peter Lynch's "One Up On Wall Street," as well as the classics: Ben Graham's "The Intelligent Investor" and Philip Fisher's "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits."
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.