While my career is in information technology, investing is a hobby I am passionate about. I find a few companies I like the story of and focus in with laser like intensity. I discuss my findings with other investors and interview CEO's to get the full picture. I prefer microcaps because the business model is usually simpler, the management easier to talk to, and the potential profit more lucrative. In the microcap space I am currently searching for stocks that will grow every revenue and net income every quarter, or for stocks with a near term catalyst that will send them higher. I prefer a company that has already guided for a stronger quarter or year where the market has not noticed the guidance. I usually hold a company for several years if it is executing.