I'm aggressive trader, never thought about long-term investment.My Philosophy is, Grab profit and leave that place, stock is not your wife with whom you want to stick together whole life. I want profit now, If i failed to make that, I find my mistakes and covers risk in no time. more knowledge and improvisation, automatically controls Risk. I already wrote in previous comment, stock market is not about only making money. stock market taught me many things. Neutralizing Risks is 1 good passion and skill, maybe it's life or stock market. where is risk, there is 1 new lesson for you also. I love risks and that's the reason, I always like to be an aggressive investor.