I am Spanish but I have lived for many years in UK, France and the Isle of Man. I follow very closely the Spanish and European markets although I buy and hold stocks from all over the world. I started investing in 1999 and I have survived the dotcom and the financial crises... I am planning to retire soon to "work" as a full time investor. I also help other people with their investments. In previous live I have been and auditor in one of the bigfour and Finance Director of large multinationals, which helps me understanding the Balance Sheets and P&Ls (Income Statements) of the companies I invest in. Usually long term investor with a Value based approach.