Investing since 82. Felt the pain of the 87, 00, and 08 crashes. All fiat money is subject to devaluation. Most trading is now done by HFT-bots trading among each other. Won't chase any stock/ETF. Over 25 years experience as a networking geek.
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I am about to retire from software architecture and gradually move to trading stocks and options. I do enjoy software development and admit trading can be depressing some times...we'll see :) BTW I used to be a kid 45 years ago... :D