Jim Van Meerten is a full-time investor with 40 years of experience who uses stocks, funds and ETFs. He also blogs on Barchart Portfolio Blogs. He was the winner of the second Strategy Lab Open and a participant in the 2008 MSN Strategy Lab. He believes there are no secrets to investing and anyone using a little experience, knowledge, discipline, common sense and basic technical analysis can consistently use the tools on Barchart to beat the market.