I am a general partner in an stock investment partnership that was first organized in 1987. I blog on Seeking Alpha about our partnership's experience. Our partnership owns a portfolio of individual publicly traded stocks that we have researched for ourselves using primarily fundamental analysis (using tools available through betterinvesting.org), with a little technical magic mixed in. I have always been an intermediate- to long-term investor, though I have been known to sell out of disasterous investments a day or two after buying in. I never go short, and have only dabbled in options. I was initially educated (and have B.S. and M.S. degrees) geology. Later, I took MBA courses (never completed a degree) in economics and finance and eventually shifted my career to oil & gas and energy economics and commercial analysis, which I have been doing for about 10 years.