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Alex Filonov  

I was born in 1956 in USSR. After graduation from college in 1979 I worked full-time as an IT specialist. Until 1990 I worked for different companies in the Soviet military industrial complex. I created a small software business in 1991, which failed in 1993. I worked for Oracle Corp in 1995 in Moscow. In 1996 I moved to the US, where I continued working as an IT professional, which is still my main source of income. I became a US citizen in 2006 and started investing in 1998. I had an extremely successful 1998 and 1999, very bad 2000 and 2001, then recovered. I mostly invest in what I know, which means mostly high tech companies, but wouldn't discard any opportunity. I'm trying to make my performance better and share my ...More
  • Description: Occasional Investor. Trading frequency: Weekly
  • Interests: Bonds, Commodities, Developed International Markets, Dividend stock ideas & income, ETFs, Energy stocks, Forex, Gold, Options, REITs, Retirement savings, Stocks - long, Stocks - short, Tech stocks
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Muddling Investor I started this blog mostly to explain to myself what am I doing with my investments. Sometimes other people are interested in my reasonings, which is great. Sometimes they even leave comment, which is even better.
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Sold some $FB Mar 15 $80 covered calls and Mar15 $72.50 puts Jan 29, 2015