I have traded with my own money for about eight years. I have begun to focus on mining companies because I am drawn to their extreme cyclicality. I have my own thesis about macroeconomic trends, so I intend to make long-term investments near the bottom for each commodity and sell when trends change. I am also quite knowledgeable about gaming and Japan. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a double major in Japanese and history, with an emphasis on political economists and moral philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries. I taught English in Japan for four years but now do freelance work writing, teaching, and translating Japanese to English.