I've been trading and investing with an online account since 1998. Lived in New York most of my life, now I live in sunny Florida. I listen to what people have to say and take it into consideration. I do my own research and analysis. When I day trade most of my trades are round turns in 10 minutes or less. Everything I learned and know is from personal experience, trial and error. As I've gotten older and wiser, (mostly just older) I have started to change the investment strategy to include some dividend paying stocks of blue chip companies as long term holdings. I still love day trading, the discipline involved in making and sticking to my own rules of trading was the hardest thing to master.