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 algo-bots trading among each other. Won't chase any stock/ETF. Over 25 years experience as a networking geek.
I take the Tony Gwynn approach to trading: Don’t focus on home runs - just try to hit lots of singles and doubles. My simple strategy is to average $500 a day in profit, mostly by spotting bullish trends, value plays, and catching falling knives.