My real name is Russ. I live in Palmer, Alaska. I am retired from construction. I am 61 years old. I enjoy the outdoors along with fishing and hunting. Travel is also on my list of things to do. I have been a DIY investor for over 20 years now, seen the ups and downs and would consider myself as "seasoned" as my emotions are much more in check then when I started trading stocks! Be informed, don't be afraid to dump a loser or buy a beat up winner! I use a Roth IRA via TD Ameritrade as my trading account. I have been asked several times about the nic "sourdo". It is short for "sourdough" which is a term used up here in Alaska for a long time Alaskan residence. I have lived in this great state of Alaska since 1978.