I have taken an active role in managing my investments for some time now. I try to be structured and thoughtful about each decision, but have not kept detailed records of my thinking so far. I often write e-mails to friends and family outlining my thinking–I know these are of little interest to them, and ultimately I do it mostly for my own benefit. It is a nice thing about investing that you can openly shares your thoughts and ideas without jeopardizing any personal value they may have for you. It is with all that in mind that I opened this account.