I started investing while getting my Ph.D. at McGill University. My research was on behavioral correlates of neurological control of cardiovascular function. After 25 years as a Professor, I quit to do something more exciting and more difficult: live off of my investments. For quite some time, I specialized in Canadian Oil & Gas Trusts, other high income opportunities and special situations. In 2005, I founded the Trust Intelligence website to provide research and guidance to investors trying to wean them off of relying on sell-side analysts and to understand how to do due diligence from the point of view of an investor. My personal investment focus, and that on my website, is still on special situations and income investments in Canada and the USA. I am focused on looking at relative value and great managements with businesses that have the characteristics to give them superior potential. While I retain interesting in the petroleum & income sectors I not focus on a few biotech special situations because they can be transformative for people's health and their net worth.
Hard working and thorough, intellectually honest, thirst for knowledge, constantly expanding horizons, experienced more than most, in lots of endeavors; outdoor adventurer; keen interest
in markets spanning 40 yrs primarily with Merrill Lynch & Cowen in their glory years
beat out my counterpart @ Goldman Sachs. Experienced in DesperateCapturedotCom episodes. Balance in life is key. Thoroughly versed with nutrient dense vs caloric dense
diet throughout my life.
Retired physicist/engineer with experience in magnetosphere dynamics, lunar photoelectron layer structure, satellite solar power systems, physics of nuclear-pumped x-ray lasers, urban transportation systems, reliability engineering, and, more recently, utility-level energy storage. In addition to working on energy storage I manage my investments (with moderate success). My strongest interest is in companies that will contribute to, and benefit from, the fight against global warming, and, since I expect that fight to be lost, to companies that will help mitigate such warming.
Director of Investor Relations / Corporate Communications Director at Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMMY). San Diego-based Imprimis is focused on its proprietary ophthalmology and urology drug formulations. The company’s pioneering ophthalmology formulation portfolio is disrupting the multi-billion dollar eye drop market, addressing patient compliance issues and providing other medical and economic benefits to patients. Imprimis' is launching its urology business focused on interstitial cystitis. Corporate website: www.imprimispharma.com; ophthalmology business website: www.GoDropless.com; and urology business website: www.DefeatIC.com.
Charterred Accountant in Canada
Was a professional in the investment business in Canada in corporate finance, as a security analyst, as a stockbroker, founded a short term, technical analysis based trading fund and ran it for 5 years, retired in 1994.
Played golf until arthritis ended my ability to play
In 2011 resumed my trading system, is now a work in progress.
Am presently trading ETF's, stocks and options, go long, short and hedge