Hey All I was just wondering how someone becomes a certain type of investor. I'm sure it's not usually a conscious decision, but if you were going to consciously consider it, what do you think is the workflow of making the decision? For example, you may ask yourself a series of questions based on: - outlook: long , medium or short-term - risk profile: medium or low - objectives: balance between income and growth - automation: low, medium or high - knowledge: advanced, intermediate, novice - personality: balance between fundamental and technical - start-up cap: amount willing to commit to strategy But... how do the answers lead to TA, or FX or CFDs or buy-and-hold? Most people sit on the fence and say everything has its benefits, but I bet one combination of instruments, strategies, etc has produced higher return, lower risk, more automation and less capital than the others. Hmmm... Anyway, just thinking aloud; any thoughts.