Overworked and underpaid university maths teacher.
The outrageous low volatility (VIXtermination) since 2013 tells me that people are convinced that the Fed has their backs despite all the turmoil in the world.
Looking forward to the end of the Fed punchbowl and a return to markets based on fundamentals.
A swing trader by nature, I stick mainly to the big boards stocks under $5. I consider myself still somewhat of a "growing" trader as I have only been actively trading since 2006. The hardest part to overcome has been learning what kind of trader I can be and sticking to that style. I look for certain traits in a stock that could be holding it back and evaluating the risk for a short swing to long term hold. I enjoy helping others in researching a stock they may be looking into and offering ideas of what they may want to look into further. With over 8,000 stocks to choose from there are plenty of fish out there. My analysis is a very basic overview of fundamentals prompted by my interest of how the technical side looks. My picks and my analysis are of my own research and should not be used as investment advice.
Individual investor with particular interest in any company that is on the cusp of change--for the better. These companies will have at least several attributes in common: They are underfollowed; underappreciated; have a clear, stated strategy for driving profits; management and BOD are perfectly aligned with common shareholders; management team and BOD with a track record of rewarding shareholders; and have near-term catalysts that will have meaningful impact on the business. Simple, right?