This is going to be a Journal. What I would prefer is to set forth a few items that are important to me a a consequence of investing since 1957. My preference is to not have a dialogue here nor conduct a forum because I have a low tolerance for input that is not proactive nor creative. I can easily transfer to here, comments to me from other threads that relate to what I do as a means of clarifying my viewpoint. I would do this under a topic that relates to me. I plan on commenting occassionally on threads where I can be supportive. I have been told that anyone can ignore anyone if they choose. I suggest that if you are in anyway offended or afraid of what I say, then ignore me after you have vented in the thread where you find the need to vent for your personal benefit. The next post will classify how I look at things. I do not have a common viewpoint. My view is iteratively derived over a period of 46 years specifically in a TA orientation starting with 300 dollars and self learning primarily. See the next post for a classification system of how I organize my thinking and feeling.