I am an investor that is interested in much more research then your typical investor. I like to look at the numbers, but also step back and look at the big picture. I feel my strategies have been successful in identifying sound investments, and lucrative opportunities and I welcome new ideas, alternative views, and critical opinions. Criticism will usually strengthen my opinion on an potential investment, and if it actually holds validity, well, then I gain by learning something new, so its a win-win. It's difficult to buy low and sell high, because when a stock is low, well, everyone around you is telling you that it just isn't a good investment. And when a stock is doing well, well, everyone is rating it a buy. The difficulty is being the one buying, when the crowds are yelling sell, and vice versa. It's funny how the main investment mantra, is the most difficult one to follow. Another good way to evaluate if its time to sell a stock, and take your profits, if you ask yourself would you buy more shares. And if the answer is no, well then its time to sell.
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Renee Ann Butler is a freelance finance writer and former management consultant with over 15 years of experience in business management and strategy. She earned an MBA in financial management from Exeter in 2007 and has enjoyed a variety of international business experiences, working primarily with companies in England and Australia. Butler's work is centered on retail stocks and consumer trends. Her writing has appeared on TheStreet, Marketwatch, Insider Monkey, Seeking Alpha and Motley Fool.
I am a semi-retired investor mainly trading equities & bonds. Most of my career was spent as an investment analyst in the front office of a private banking house In Geneva. Prior to that I worked for the Emerging Markets desk of a major banking house in London. Now that I'm retired, I write mainly about my lifelong interest, which is science and biology. I now live in Cyprus, on the periphery of the EU taking up the financial chaos from all sides.