I am a small business owner in the Information Assurance industry with over 20 years of hands on experience. I have been active in the stock market since 1996 both as a long term investor and as a short term technical day trader. I feel no particular loyalty towards any equities and will take a short or long position as the market dictates, particularly on trades. On the investment front I maintain a portfolio of primarily tech stocks, BRIC stocks and dividend yielding stocks paving my way towards retirement. I make every effort to complete due diligence on all of my investments and have learned to trust my conclusions. I also maintain the right to change my mind at any given time. In other words, I am your typical market savvy retail trader.