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Retired Navy/GS-Civil Servant, small potatoes investor/trader trying to make sense of all the data I digest from various "experts/analysts." When I first started back in late 90's I relied mostly on gut instinct and articles in magazines and TV. Just bought and sold at Market and held stocks for at least a year and enrolled in DRIPs. That made me some nice profits mostly. Got out of the market in summer of '09 completely when I fell victim to the doom/gloom predictors of major crash up-coming, etc. Jumped back in in FEB '11 and been losing money steadily throughout the year. "The more I read, the less I know." Ready to exit the market again for good this time if I can get out with minimal loss during ...More
  • Description: Retiree. Trading frequency: Weekly
  • Interests: Commodities, Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Gold, REITs, Retirement savings, Stocks - long
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