I hold a PhD in the field of epidemiology a masters degree in public health. My undergraduate training is in policy, economics and the sciences. I have utilized my training in employment with governmment, academia, private industry and to further analyze the fundamentals and techinicals of all manner of companies in different sectors. Specifically, I like to trade growth companies, REITS, biotechnology/ pharmaceuticals and small-cap companies. I have been investing for about 10 years. I also enjoy trading short expiration options, and investing in stocks with 3-20 year horizons. I enjoy writing with Seeking Alpha to share my opinion and analyses. I am a large believer in the crowd source model championed by Seeking Alpha and believe every ounce of analysis and opinion should be considered when you invest your personal finances.
Recently took a redundancy package after 20+ years working in the chemical manufacturing industry in the UK. Having looked after my pennies all my life, I'm taking time to learn and construct a portfolio to provide an income for me and my family. I am seeking a mixture of income and growth stocks to take advantage of income and capital gains tax rates in the UK. Growth I am currently "contracting out" to mutual funds but I am taking on board the income piece myself. New to this site in April '16.
PhD geophysicist managing two small oil & gas investment partnerships. Previously Sr. Vice President, Exploration, American Exploration Company; CEO & Chairman, Hershey Oil Company, Assoc. Prof. Geological Sciences, Univ. Texas (Austin) and various positions in research and operations, ExxonMobil.