Kid Dynamite (pseudonym) spent 8 years as a trader at a major Wall Street investment bank. from June 1999 thru April 2005 he specialized in portfolio trading, and from May 2005 thru November 2007 he was the head trader for an internal hedge fund on the buy side of the same firm. Kid Dynamite managed a multi-billion dollar merger arbitrage portfolio, and continued to implement portfolio trading related strategies as well. Visit Kid Dynamite's World (http://fridayinvegas.blogspot.com).
I am 21, started investing four years ago (at 17), and it has become my favorite hobby! I wake up every morning, look at the news, and I make my own judgments on stocks. I would say I spend approximately 15 hours a week watching the markets and researching stocks. I transferred to Virginia Tech (VT) as a junior, and I am going to double major in finance and accounting, with my graduation planned for December of this year! My goal is to become a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and to also obtain the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. I plan to work in finance sector upon graduation.