I am one those rare dying breeds called the retail investor. Have a reg. job that I enjoy very much. Long term investor w/ 6 mo--1 yr. horizion. Use IBD as a starting point and guide and other resources.
Ex advertising exec, wrote TV commercials for major agencies New York City, spec scripts for NBC and FOX in Los Angeles. Currently collaborating on music/lyrics for a CD, and publishing a book of short stories.
Mostly a position trader around core.