My goals in starting this journal: 1. Get constructive feedback 2. Force me to put more thought prior to making investment decisions. Myself: I'm a 31 year old, single person who is interested in building wealth from savings. My general philosophy: I don't mind taking on risks, as long as I feel the risk/reward ratio is on my favor. I try to be rational / unemotional in investments My investments consist of a stocks I feel are priced at a discount to their mid/long term growth potential; and stocks that I feel have a potential to appreciate in the near term. I will sometimes make trades prior to earnings announcements. I don't trade based on technical analysis I tend to invest more heavily in tech, as its an area I feel I'm decently educated on. I hesitate to invest in earnings negative companies. About my financial status: I'll simply say that I've been pretty good about saving up to now, and my net worth is somewhere between 100k and a million. In order to obfuscate the exact number, all dollar values will be scaled by a constant factor of X. So if I say I have $2,000 in stock XYX, it really means I have 2000 * X where X is known only to me. Employment: I'm currently an employee of a large cap tech company, one of the companies that I currently own stock in. I don't care to say which one & its possible my employer might change in the near future.