Dear Friend, I realize the posting would solicit a bit of snark especially with the chest beating. In the most sincerest way, it wasn't meant to show-off. It truly is meant to attract respect and dialogue with fellow traders of better calibre. As traders know, there is strategy, calculations on probabilities and bit of luck in all of this. Actually there is a lot of luck, in expecting your assessment of the trend continues. That is true! The bull-market did amplify my returns. As mentioned, my portfolio is 70% stock selection and 30% option trading. The 70% stocks benefited from the rising tide effect. The 30% option trading is contributed to a lot of the growth (leverage and theta decay income). 2 years ago was my first time trading. Prior to the my investments was concentrated in real-estate, a sole proprietorship business and stock ownership of a fortune-1000. Yearly growth was 7% at best and ROE was never a focus. Today, everything is eyed in the viewpoint of investment. Hell, I've figured out a way to generate income out of my vehicles, an asset that bleeds theta decay like crazy. Peace!