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.
In 2012 my real dollar portfolio of 10 stocks was up about 48% - led by HFC (bought @22.3 - now 56/sh)(up over 151% since purchase 2000 shares), TRW (33 - now 62.75 - up 90%), EMN (@35 now 75 up 114%) MYL (17.5 now 29 - up 66%). ABX only loser - 21%.
I am an adrenalin junkie who has combined love of technology, research and data analysis into a new passion for investing in the stock market. Position trader. I follow both fundamentals and technicals to make informed investment decisions.