My chosen name "Stockgod" was something I used when I was quite young and I've used it on various sites and chatrooms for a long time. I don't think I'm a "god" of anything at all. I am an entrepreneur, investor, strategy & brand expert. I've been investing in the stock market since I was 17. I had the most expensive "street education" trading at a young age. I made my first million at 19 and lost all of it (and then some) a year or so later. I started my first business out of high school and almost lost it at one point, but after some soul searching I turned things around very quickly. In 2006 we sold the first company I started to one of the largest companies in the world and continue working on various projects... You can never take the stock market away from me, it's in my blood. I am a terrible "trader", but when it comes to finding undiscovered values I'm very good. I do more swing trading and long term investing than anything else. If the market is volatile I usually wait out the tops and participate at the bottoms.. I rarely, if ever, take short positions on anything. My personal secret to investing success is to find a few very undervalued companies and I take very large positions in them and wait it out. I live by the proverb "this too shall pass", indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary. I thank God often for everything I have and everything I don't. I believe in helping others, and I also believe what goes around comes around.