Blame everything on Robert Shaw, my 12th grade Government/Economics teacher who entered us into the Stock Market Game 2000 contest where my selection jumped 90% in 2 months. Thus was born my love for the stock market when I realized I could do that with real money! While in college I would trade in between classes with my trading style becoming more buy-and-hold as time passes by. Since I've joined the Fool in 2010 I've been lucky enough to do a few radio interviews and even get picked up by ABC Nightline. I consider myself perhaps the lone bear of the bunch around here and Mr. Contrarian among a sea of Fools.