Born in 1958, I am a small investor who has taken his lumps. When I started out, I made a lot of money trading. Then I lost twice as much, when market conditions changed but my methods didn't.
Intellectually I believe that dividend investing is probably the best way to go. However, I am still addicted to searching for a good deal--call it value investing, or swing investing, or what you will.
In the first nine months of 2016, my portfolio is up 126%. Needless to say, I am happy about that. Especially as a part-time investor with a day job. But like everyone else, I would like to do even better.
David Harris is an independent stock market investor and trader with an interest in modeling price movements in stock markets. In particular, David has spent the last ten years developing mathematical models to identify market tops and market bottoms and more recently a model that identifies bubbles in national stock market indices and individual stocks. Trained originally as an Electronic Engineer, David has a First Class Honors Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Leeds University, UK and a PhD in Adaptive Control Algorithms, also from Leeds University. David has worked as a Senior IT Manager in the City of London and more recently in New York City for a variety of Investment Banks, including NatWest Markets, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Bermuda and HSBC Bank.
I am currently the president of the defense services division of a medium sized Canadian specialty aviation company (http://www.discoveryair-ds.com/). I have a BA in History from the Royal Military College of Canada, and was a fighter pilot in the Canadian Air Force from 1990-99. From 2000-07, my business partners and I founded, grew, and sold our defense aviation business, Top Aces Inc. Since 2007 I have served in several executive roles with the acquirer of our business, Discovery Air.
I have always had an active interest in personal investing. Time does not allow me to manage my money full time at the present - but I would if I could!