I enjoy finding small cap, beaten down stocks that have good potential for upward momentum short term. Mostly swing, some day trades but not much. Only long term investments I currently have are in small cap oil and biofuels.
Invest in your family first. Always be there for them. Dividends will last a lifetime.
I am a novice investor with a penchant for higher acceptable risk. If you are willing to lose it all, you probably will.