Editor of MarketUptrends, a newsletter/alert service with a focus on avoiding the big downtrends while profiting from the uptrends. Alerts are relatively infrequent. US Index investing is utilized. The approach significantly reduces volatility, minimizes costs, reduces risk, and greatly simplifies investing. I was a "do it yourself" individual investor searching for a simple approach to investing for over 20 years. One where I could grow my hard earned money without having to sit through time periods where I was in a big losing position. Once I found a strategy that achieved this goal, I decided to make it available to others seeking the same peace of mind I found.