Hi, I am a novice with a lot to learn. I began this journey in 2008. I read a book on mutual funds. Not even aware there was a financial crisis (embarrassed icon) I invested in two mutual funds. In 2011 I purchased my first stock. Currently, I absorb myself on understanding the market and purchasing equities. My disciple is in psychology. I have a BS in psychology and a MA in psychology counseling. Recently I earned the title of a LPC.(Licensed Professional Counselor)
This web site, from my experience, has a plethora of invaluable data from people with a wealth of experience. For me, it is a gift they are willing to share their knowledge, experience, their "winners" and even share the "lumps" they taken. I admire anyone who gets knocked down in the market, brushes themselves off and stands at home plate again for another swing.
A big THANK YOU!!!!! to all those who have done their due diligence and share it daily. Oh from my photo, it's obvious I was a HUGE Boston Celtics fan during "The Bird Era!!!"
Martin Cohen has been licensed in the securities industry for more than fifty years and specializes in raising capital for business development stage growth companies and institutional alternative investment management companies. He was certified as a financial planner in 1977, co-founder of the Dallas Chapter of the IAFP, founder of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Certified Planners (ICFP), and served on the national ICFP Board. He currently serves as the EVP of Balanced Financial Securities, an investment banking broker dealer established in Dallas, Texas in 1978.
Vijar Kohli has a decade of experience in the investment world. He is currently the Portfolio Manager of Golden Door Asset Management (http://www.goldendoorasset.com), a registered investment adviser, specializing in customized separate account management for individuals and businesses. Vijar Kohli founded Golden Door Asset Management L.L.C, in 2013 with Michael Ojo. We have over a decade of professional experience background covers private equity, real estate, investment banking, hedge funds, and wealth management at firms such as J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. As global investors, we analyze companies fundamentally to ensure a margin of safety to identify deep value. Most recently, Vijar worked as a Hedge Fund Relationship Manager at J.P. Morgan's Prime Brokerage Division in New York City. At JPM, he worked in groups such as Sales, Capital Introduction, Risk Management, and Hedge Fund Consulting. He was responsible for managing relationships for a wide variety of hedge funds and has a strong understanding of different investment strategies. Prior to this, he worked in a few bulge bracket firms (Citi, Merrill Lynch). Vijar graduated with honors from Seton Hall University where he earned a B.S. in Finance, with minors in Economics and Accounting. Vijar has a unique knowledge of the international economy, and also studied Healthcare and Economics at Princeton University in New Jersey. Vijar was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and was on the board of Development in Literacy (DIL) in New York. He currently lives in New Jersey and works in New York. Visit his site: Golden Door Asset Management (http://www.goldendoorasset.com/) Visit his blog: CareStocks (http://www.carestocks.com/)