I'm a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap biotech company. I love the financial world because it is like one big puzzle and I hope we the Seeking Alpha Community help each other out to solve the puzzle to help us realize our dreams.
Harold L. Vogel, Ph.D., CFA, is CEO of Vogel Capital Management in New York City and former Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is author of Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes, 2nd ed (2017), Entertainment Industry Economics, (9th ed. 2015), and Travel Industry Economics, (3nd ed. (2016). Articles include "An Analytical Review of Volatility Metrics for Bubbles and Crashes (with R. Werner), International Review of Financial Analysis, March 2015.
Decided to invest a quarter of my 401k myself and have been pretty successful along with other holdings outside of it - update that to really successful. Used a quarter of my 401k to quadruple the total 401k. One more big hit and I can retire at 55. TEAR, PLUG helped me the most and now I am into CRDC/Cardica, Anyone with any information with regards to this company would be most appreciated. It is 53% institutionally owned and just completed its first surgery in the US with little hoopla. They have a history of success in Europe. Other sizeable personal holdings are CRDC, RMTI, SO, KEY and MEET.
I now own over 10,000 shares of DXTR bought at an average of about $4.40.
Young, novice investor aiming to develop a portfolio with majority dividend growth allocation and some aggressive growth allocation, with equity selections in these categories based upon fundamental analysis, and the remaining small percentage of the portfolio devoted to active trading based upon technical analysis.