Full Time Private Investor 2012 YTD Return (as of 9/13): 54.7% Former software developer, analyst, manager, and consultant. My largest investments are in hardware and software. My primary focus is on mobile and enterprise/cloud companies. My predictions and forecasts have yielded positive returns and I am long on the following investments: AAPL, CRUS, AMZN, TIBX, GOOG, YELP, SPLK, VMW, V, VOD, FB, RAX I am formerly long, but am presently negative on the near term prospects for the following: CTXS, QCOM, OCZ, ZNGA Recent Winners: Buying AAPL, RAX, YELP, & FB on dips Recent Losers: FIO: A decent prospect, but I tried to get too clever with market timing. Thought it would drop more and sold off with plans to re-enter lower. Instead it went back up. Oops. ZNGA: I don't really get social gaming but thought I was missing something. Lesson learned.
50, CFA, MBA, BSME, former chief investment officer at a large US tech company. Recent personal investment themes: looking for portfolio diversification amongst the global smartphone industry, mega-cap stocks, emerging markets, commodities. This includes using options to express views, manage volatility, and conduct disciplined rebalancing. Recent holdings include: AAPL, GOOG, QCOM, CHL, and Samsung.
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