I am a long term individual investor who buys individual equities and derivatives. I invest in companies that I want to own at prices I am willing to pay and tend to hold until the company or my thesis changes. I do ongoing research and enjoy learning more about companies I am invested in or might invest in. I have been managing my own investments since 2006 and have averaged a better rate of return then the S and P 500 over that period. I look to both learn from and contribute to the investment community on Seeking Alpha.