I manage a technology start-up in recycling. Previously I worked as a country head at an international start-up, a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a project manager at a manufacturing company.
I have MSc in structural engineering and MBA (with focus on finace) from a top-tier business school.
I didn't work in anything related to my investing interests.
My trading varies:
Usually a mix short to long term, often to not often.
Usually long term but when events are about to happen it can work out.
I prefer penny story stocks but may follow for years before investing if at all.
I manage a $1B+ portfolio for a family office. Our investments include bonds, equities, hedge funds, and private investments with a wide geographical and asset class dispersion. I have a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and practiced for 30 years as a trial lawyer in commercial cases.
That fellow in my icon is, of course, Galileo Galilei. Eppur si muove.
(And about even that one should be skeptical.)
Old Geezer that listened to parents that lived through the Great Depression. Am a USAF veteran and proud grandpa of twelve grandkids. I am trying to learn enough to be a good investor and have met many great and tolerant (I ask a lot of questions) people here on SA.
Retired news reporter, former business writer for two daily newspapers. Former business owner.
Manages own IRA, to keep hand on pulse of the market.
Thinks the banking system is a no longer sophisticated control mechanism to keep the serfs in bondage.
Mid-to-late Boomer, retired (pensioner) from 31 year 1st career (blue-collar).
Going good in quality 2nd career (USPS -blue collar), working the end game plan.
You'd be bored with the rest...
Enjoy my trips into the SA space, often finding well written, informative articles.
I have nothing to promote at this space; just cruising through for info & sounding boards...
I don't post a portfolio at SA, but current job allows T.S.P. as DC component of retirement plan.
Those that understand what a god-send the 'G' fund is will understand how I can be sanguine with all that's is currently going on. (Currently ~50% of our retirement savings).
Semi-retired marketing and sales executive with a second career in the travel business. Actively invest an upper six digit portfolio in half a dozen mutual funds as well as a couple of stock brokerages accounts, most of it IRA. Primary goal is income with some appreciation potential.
Stock investors are always asking what is the catalyst for value to be realized? I originally thought like this which lead me to take too much risk. I now focus on being patient, controlling risk, and minimizing permanent capital losses. These steps have lead to significantly better returns. Even when there is no clear catalyst, an undervalued stock is eventually its own catalyst.
I think the benefits of communicating on Seeking Alpha are enormous. Many times I have a strong financial view of a company but do not understand the specific industry or industry competitive dynamics. I can often interact and read insightful comments from engineers, scientists, and technology experts. These experts offer great free advice and I try to add value in my specific areas of expertise. One area that I have been specifically helped is the energy sector.
While some investors are very negative of people who short, I view shorting stocks and posting factual information as noble. The focus of course is on truthfulness and accuracy of this information. Anyone who is posting rumors, lies, or other unscrupulous behavior (long or short) to manipulate a stock should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2002 with a BS in Finance. From 2002-2006 I worked in the Wealth Management Group at Bank of America. I left Bank of America to manage family/friend money in long/short equity strategies. I also helped start-up two internet retail businesses.
I don't post much on twitter but think it is another great resource. I can be followed at https://twitter.com/jrhUofA
I currently live in Phoenix, AZ. If you live in the area and are a serious investor, please send me a note as I would be happy to meet and exchange our best ideas.
Former professional investor and money manager. Former financial talk radio show host for WCNN in Atlanta. Internet Entrepreneur having taken one company to #80 in the Inc 500. Serial Entrepreneur.
I am a former sell-side analyst -- UBS 1996-2002, Needham 2002-2006 and ThinkEquity 2006-2008. These days I review automobiles and other technology products, as well as analyze the automotive and technology industries, and coming up with long/short ideas. I also continue to write (less frequently) on macroeconomics and politics.