I was introduced to stocks as a child and taught by my father how to analyze and chart stocks when daily entries were made with a pencil and a ruler on graph paper. Self employed my entire adult life I began actively trading during the tech meltdown and have traded full time since 2006. I do not trade options, and I do not sell short. Fudamental analysis, technical analysis, and the ability to connect disparate discreet points of data are the keys to my success as an investor. Remain calm, be patient, and try not to be greedy.