I am a self taught investor who plays options. I have lost a TON of money. The crash of 2007 blindsided me. I have been educating myself since then. Had I known then what I know now, I would have not been wiped out as I was. A lot of the bickering and comments here are useless but I learn a lot from the guys who slip in the occasional insightful analysis. I also read with great interest anything posted by the Tylers. Like all the readers I have my own opinions but I'm content to read what everyone says and not slam anyone. I've made too many bad investment decisions to speak with any kind of authority. Also don't ask me for help with your girlfriend or wife. I'm twice divorced and am obviously doing something wrong.