I've been writing for the professional press for the last five years and have been on the Fox Business channel several times as a guest describing my written work. In January 2009, I started writing my blog Bruce Krasting (http://brucekrasting.blogspot.com). From 1990-1995 I ran a private hedge fund in Greenwich Ct. called Falconer Limited. Investments were driven by macro developments. We expressed our views in global bonds, currencies, stocks, commodities and derivatives. I closed the fund and retired in 1995. I've also been employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert, Citicorp, Credit Suisse and Irving Trust Corp. I hold a bachelor's degree in economics from Ithaca College and currently live in Westchester, NY.
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
Starting point: I'm new to the subject of Finance and Economics.
Reason to be here: to learn how to manage my money, and to better understand the currents of thought in the Financial World. The articles and discussions on the Seeking Alpha site are intellectually stimulating as well as rich in both practical as well as theoretical information/analysis from various perspectives.
The use of language is a particular interest. Much can be learned from, and revealed by, the deliberate and/or unconscious rhetorical devices and individual styles of the writers themselves, including myself of course.
I have a 4-year degree in psychology from a major public university and I speak German fluently.
I am a Canadian entrepreneur who, after 35 years of starting up and selling on, various media-related companies; now spends his waking hours investing in the stock market and enjoying la dolce vita, living between Thailand and Bali.