Graduate of Cornell University, 1958. Graduate Fellow, Univ of Chicago 1958-60. Received Doctor of Laws degree from New York University School of Law, 1976. Have practiced litigation from 1976 until retirement in 2010. Have been an active stock investor since 1964,and active theatrical investor and producer since 2010. Non-fiction editor of Playboy (1959-60). U.S.Army, chief of gun crew on atomic cannon (1960-61 + 7 yrs active reserves). Picture story editor of Argosy Magazine (1961-65) .Co-leader of the Trans-World Record Expedition (1965-66) and co-author of Who Needs A Road. Creative director and ad agency VP (1967-72). Legislative Director of Citizens Union and Common Cause, Albany, NY (1972-74). Practiced law, 1976-2009 with focus on civil litigation... . .
I am not a professional investor (although I would like to be), but I investing my own money as a hobby, as I find it extremely interesting and absorbing, as financial markets often reflect both the strengths and weaknesses of human intelligence and human nature. The psychological aspect is endlessly fascinating to me.
I am particularly interested in ideas that would not interest a big institutional investor or a fund with assets under management of hundreds of millions or billions, simply because the amounts of money are much too small for them to waste their time on them. I have a theory that such situations are more likely to be mispriced because of that, and I am hoping that Seeking Alpha will prove that theory correct. :-)
I am also a big reader of books, especially about finance and economics, but also about many other subjects as well, from history to biography to philosophy. I have a PhD in public policy, and I would welcome any suggestions of books/ newspaper articles/ blogs etc. to read.
Like investing in the market weekly to long term holds, when all play the game fair & don't hide nor confuse real news, data. And the same hoping "the shorts & other downward-trend-motivated players" don't twist real facts & try to wrongly spread unfounded & damaging fear. One favorite old but true saying all know: "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game". Also, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
Born and raised in Minneapolis, I'm an Econ double major working to become an equity research analyst. While my formal experience is minimal (e.g. none) I have spent a tremendous effort learning the art of investing, actively and creatively building my own portfolio.
In his youth, Buffett returned 50% annually. Had it not been for his billions in Berkshire, he'd have continued to do so. Therefore, so can I.
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