Atticvs (a pseudonym), has been an active stock market investor since 1980. For the past 10 years he has been managing portfolios full-time for himself as well as for family and a small group of friends. His investment returns have been substantially higher than the overall market averages. He is a strong advocate of fundamental analysis and discounted valuations allied to a clear understanding of current and future economic/business trends and stock market drivers. During a period of 25 years prior to managing investments full-time, he held senior finance, funding and mergers & acquisitions positions with NYSE, Nasdaq and private companies with operations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, as well as in the USA and spent extensive time working and/or living in each of these regions.
Retired, 20 year self-directed portfolio. Long term approach to investing. Best Idea: 2010 went from cash and c.d.'s to 100 % stock market, I was called crazy. Best Idea: 2014 average down cost on EMES, HCLP, fracking's sweet heart's, Weak driller out, strong will get bigger, ( think HAL - BHI) sand - sand - sand
I am 40 and would like to retire before 60. I am fortunate to work for a state government and I am vested in their pension. So, I am set when I turn 60+. Because I don't have to worry about saving for a normal retirement age, I have been able to put almost all of my savings towards the goal of early retirement, by investing in a taxable brokerage account.
Fifteen-plus years professional experience in securities markets has shown successful investing and surfing to be a lot alike. Predicting the waves means you're a quarter of the way there, but the real skill comes from riding the large swells when they hit.
In the end, in the words of Buffett & Munger, all intelligent investing is value investing; acquiring more that you're paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.
Michael Bissell is president of Foresight Asset Management, LLC, an investment advisor with over eleven years experience managing equity portfolios for both institutional and individual investors. He received a B.S. in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), member of the CFA Institute and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
I'm just a long term investor who is eager to read and learn,
My favourite investors, those who inspire me, are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Peter Lynch, Donald Yacktman, James Montier,Jeremy Grantham, Pat Dorsey, Mike Burry and more to come.