We are very excited to have teamed up with demographic experts Ken Gronbach and Nick Eberstadt to publish the Age Curve Report. This is an in-depth monthly demographic and stock market report that examines today’s "Generational Opportunity" in equities. Our 2009 archive and our 2010 Market Outlook are free and available for download to non-subscribers on our web site: www.theagecurvereport.com We believe the current "Generational Opportunity" is similar to 1860, 1900, 1940 and 1975. All were periods of consensus gloom and doom, and proved to be a missed opportunity by many. Real dangers still exist and we are not saying it is risk free investing from here on out. There will be testing periods ahead in the coming years of this "Generational Opportunity" and we believe a useful historical road map could be 1975 to 1982, but with a deflation and not inflation back drop. The Age Curve Master Portfolio model was created to help subscribers of The Age Curve Report measure the success of combining our "Back to Basics" money management style with a simple but disciplined approach to research. The model Beacon Master Portfolio, which as on February 12, 2009 is up nearly 75.8 percent versus its S&P Global 100 benchmark return of 17.9 percent, since December 5, 2008. This model also allows subscribers of our demographic and investment report–The Age Curve Report–to quickly understand our current investment stance, and gives an in-depth analysis of undervalued companies that are benefitting from today’s generational demand. It also allows readers to review its past and current holdings, monitor its performance and highlight sectors of the market that are undervalued and under believed on a generational basis. "If real wealth is to be created, it has to be invested generationally." Scott Minerd, chief strategist at Guggenheim Partners For further up-to-date information on the further progress of the model Beacon Master Portfolio please go to 3 Beacon Blog or subscribe to our Age Curve Report. www.theagecurvereport.com
I started getting into the stock market at the young age of 13. I have been determined ever since then to learn how to make money in the stock market. By the end of high school I was known has the stock market “kid.” For my graduating class my teachers created a new award for one student to be awarded each year due to my passion in the markets. I am proud to be my high school’s first Warren Buffet Award Winner.
My reputation continued in college as have tried to help others learn what I know. I became President of our school’s Financial Management Association, Treasurer of my fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and also Treasurer of the Inter Fraternity Council. Through the power of leadership I have continued to help others learn the basics of the markets.
I have traded full time using financial derivatives which was very lucrative until the recent market turbulence. I have developed additional risk management rules that adapt to six sigma type events which I share with those close to me. I am now trading again full time with a focus on risk management, profit & loss, and statistical management. Trading is my passion so I strive to utilize 110% of my potential through the continuous commitment to the innovation of the portfolio management profession. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration as a finance major in 2009.
I now own my own market research firm Shane Edmund Group LLC (www.shaneedmund.com) and help with my father's company in business development/operations management involving the quality end of high-tech manufacturing applications (www.accutechmeasurement.com).
Check me out on Linkedin for more information about me and my mission: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shanedrozdowski
Rick Konrad has been an equity portfolio manager for over 35 years. At present, he provides strategic management consulting to both institutional buy and sell side firms. His greatest joy outside of his family is education, in particular, training young people to become better research analysts, portfolio managers, and financial planners.