I have followed stocks my entire life. I have recently left my position of 3 years as President of a nursing staffing agency, and started my own Company. I figured I would try writing in order to get the benefit of feedback and help my trading skills mature for the future. The dotcom bubble really shaped the way I view investments, as I saw people make and lose tons during this period on what turned out to be artificial exuberance. I then witnessed tons of people get burned on the over exuberance of the housing bubble. These events have shaped me into a contrarian investor. Bullish on Economy plays, Timber, Construction equipment and Materials, Tech. Very Bearish on precious metal.