I am completely immersed in the oil and gas industry. I've owned a business in the oil field for over ten years. I keep up with everything that relates to the industry as it usually directly or indirectly effects my business one way or another. My interests are not exclusive to oil/natural gas/oil services. I enjoy reading about macroeconomic trends and am interested in how economics shapes societies and ultimately human behavior. I have been investing for a decade and enjoy learning about investing and reading the various ideas, strategies, and theories. I have dedicated the last several years of my life rigorously tracking my income and expenses, increasing my rate of savings, and plowing the excess capital into high quality stocks and ETFs. I tried my hand at trading with mixed results. I enjoy holding for the long term instead.