A grizzled veteran after 30 years of personal investing, I have strong personal interests and aptitude in economics, business analysis, technology and personal finance. I have experienced the lows of the 70s and 80s, and the highs of the 90s. After surviving the Great Recession, I have experienced almost every kind of market known to man, and have a plan on how to deal with the markets ups and downs. I believe "less is more" when it comes to government.
25+ years experience as an investor. Fundamental, bottom-up approach, research-driven focus; buy / sell; value-oriented; special situations; catalyst investor; expertise in distressed company / bankruptcy analysis.
Sneaking up on 60, ultra-endurance athlete preoccupied with 6:00 am bootcamp, trail running, mountain biking. Semi-retired family guy with three-kids and wife contemplating our soon-to-be-empty nest.
Presently transitioning from large cap mutual funds and growth stocks to long-term dividend growth portfolio utilizing mix of blue chips, REITs, and utilities.
Striving to balance the predictability of dividend growth equities against the thrill of growth stocks and an occasional small cap high flier.
I'm a well-informed retail investor and post on SA in order to expose my thought process to critical examination and comment from readers. It makes me a better investor.
I'm particularly proud of bullish macro articles posted in 2009 and later, in which I presented ideas that encouraged me to invest very profitably in a rising market. I also did articles on individual stocks, many of which contained insights not available elsewhere. Finally, I wrote a number of thoughtful articles critical of financialism and the lack of ethics on Wall Street.
I do not post for compensation, as I am concerned that editorial policy encourages and pays a premium for articles that invite the reader to speculate on the short term movements of microcaps, penny stocks, and controversial issues. The best way for me to monetize my insights is to invest accordingly.
As a retail investor, I don't give investment advice. I write about what I'm investing in, and the thought process involved in decision making and stock selection. Hopefully some of what I write is of benefit to others, by sharing my experience as I interpret it and helping them improve their investment thinking and process.
International Drilling Consultant (Engineer) who has lived and worked in Sharjah, UAE, Colombia, Philippines, Italy, China, Nigeria, Egypt, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Angola, Dubai, UAE, Trinidad, Argentina, Algeria
I am a former private equity and venture capital attorney with many years of investment management experience as a sideline. I've recently retired from legal practice to concentrate on fund management on a full-time basis. I now manage separate accounts for a small group of high net-worth clients.