The only expert is making your own research. The rest of the people here like that boston or giovanni guys are a bunch of pathetic people with too much time on their hands. Maybe they like to play in the bath together with a rubber ducky. So do not believe the BS and only trust yourself.
Agreed! This is what Buffett said: "You can't do well in investing unless you think INDEPENDENTLY. And the truth is, you are neither right nor wrong because people agree with you. You're right because your facts and reasoning are right. In the end, that's what counts."
Also, I believe people need to reduce their cost of doing business (data, commissions, tax). I pay nothing for data, and only acquire stocks through selling put premiums which tremendously lowers my cost to acquire a stock. I also have majority of my money in retirement accounts to avoid tax.
So far I am doing very well, and that I believe I am beating the average SODA longs who haven't optimized their cost of data, commissions, and tax.