Maritime SSEQ (Safety/Security/Environmental/Quality) Professional Turned Amateur Stock Investor/Trader I spent more than 15 years in operationally intensive ship management before I turned to trading/investing as a self-learning amateur. Started with a focus on tech and in particular environmental tech such as TSLA/SCTY which I must admit fascinated me as soon as I worked out that batteries make sense more than HFCs at the present cycle of those technologies. Then got interested in media tech FB/TWTR in 2012/2013. Currently what captures my attention are chip makers AMD/NVDA and shipping which is an area I am already familiar with and believe is on the verge of a cyclical change. I dont have a specific trading/investment type/style preference, I will try most situations I find compelling, but the one thing I have discovered through a lot of pain is that over-trading and trying to constantly chase short term technical trade ideas without a solid long term investment thesis is a recipe for death through stop loss - but thats just my perspective - not saying its the same for all out there.