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.
As an SEC registered large trader (LTID #47682030) and an accredited investor, I'm seriously uninterested in anybody lecturing me with their glorious certainty of what every stock "will" do or what I "should" do according to you, or I'd ask. Thanks!
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