Sicily was the worst driving experience for me, and I've driven in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Spain, Bahrain, Mexico. They would actually hit you from behind if you didn't take off quick enough and I lost 2 outside mirrors on different cars from mopeds splitting lanes and knocking them off.
Driving in Jakarta, Indonesia is a suicide mission. All laws and courtesies are ignored. I drove around Aberdeen several times. The only problem I have is the roundabouts. I have to remember to look right instead of left. Shifting with my left hand was also an interesting experiment. Perth, Australia is much the same. Much of the same issues in New Zealand, except I actually tried to parallel park there once. That was really interesting.
You need to find a sector you like and ride it. Are you buying for short term switches or long term holds?
Last year, I played WWE - the wrestling company and made quite a bit buying low, selling high, reinvesting after a dip and then selling again when it spiked. Since I like to watch their shows, it was sort of easy to figure their cycle. I rode that from a low of $10.50, sold at $12, bought at $11.25, sold at $16, bought at $14, sold at 20 then waited while it fell again and is now back to about $10 to 10.50 a share.
You just have to pay attention if you are doing that strategy.
@Stealth83: I'm just looking for something long term. I played the day trading game for awhile and did alright but it's a bit stressful for me. I'm not into home builders, auto stocks or healthcare. I thought maybe Royal Dutch Shell or BP for oil, or FTR for communications or maybe Wells Fargo for financials. What I'm really curious about investing in is 3D printing.
She's the kind of crazy that's been diagnosed bipolar that's landed her in jail for domestic violence before. Unfaithful. Just plain crazy. She has no income right now, she was basically mooching off of him