Learned my lesson early in the market. Now I invest in solid companies that have earnings and have been through ups and downs coming out the other side stronger. Have a plan and don't listen to the hype. Stay bullish.
30 year software executive, scientist, consultant who was also a past securities broker/trader. Swing trader, scalper & longer term investor. Looks for stocks that exhibit repeatable behaviors, and value to limit risk with volatility for max gains.
I have been investing since 1986. I primarily use mutual funds as a long term hold with tactical allocation moves as needed. About 10% of my portfolio is in stocks and/or ETFs of which I trade occasionally.
Somewhat intelligent (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Williams College) middle-ager learning to manage family money with the goal of making enough to live on during retirement + give some away. Former career in information systems with GE.