Cindy Reed is a 1990 "Masters of Accounting--Tax Specialty" graduate from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah. The BYU Accounting Program has been independently ranked as one of the top five accounting programs in the United States for many years and Ms. Reed graduated as one of the top five students in her class. Ms. Reed took her first stock analysis and investments class during her undergraduate studies in 1986. She has spent many years as an accounting consultant and advisor and has personally analyzed and invested in the stock market. She has established sophisticated spreadsheet analysis tools, and also studies the background and fluctuations of strong market contenders: companies that are respected leaders in their industry, wisely operated, have strong historical earnings, and a positive forward/future position.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Spent over 30 years developing leading-edge software technology before getting 'involuntarily retired' several years ago. Still interested in software architectures, and personal research in advanced ontology architectures (I have rather idiosyncratic views on how these should be developed).
Having failed to pay attention to my retirement portfolio prior to 2008 (it was all in stock funds at the time), waited until early 2010 to get the main rebound. Then started to actively engage in my own financial planning and portfolio management. Started treating this as a 'full-time job' in 2011. Started to get comfortable with my portfolio management approach in 2012 - and managed to get almost 14% last year (2012) in my main IRA with a basically 'conservative' 65% bond funds to 35% equities model ;-)
Sadly, two smaller portfolios didn't do anything like that well, and I am working on understanding why - I believe it is largely because they were much less diversified, despite being nominally more aggressively allocated.
Started drawing pension this year, but still need to draw down the portfolio by around 15-20% a year (assuming no return) until I draw social security (target in around 4 years), at which point I should finally become cash-flow positive - yay!
I am a part time options trader specializing in swing trading equity options. I focuses on structuring trades to exploit quantitative models and technical analysis while taking maximum (not minimizing) risk and target 100% return on each trade. I has been consistently profitable in both bullish and bearish environments.
I earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. I also active as a Real Estate Broker in State of California.
Trading option is my passion. I love to read about stock and options trading. I also like to watching action movie or listen to soft music to relax.
Follow, invest in, and trade in, tech stocks almost, but not quite, exclusively.
Interests in fundamental and technical analysis, charting, mathematics and data mining in general. Have coded set of computer programs to retrieve stock data (NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX tickers), run analysis and generate reports (from data base searches, or filters, run) on results daily.
BSEE & MSEE (Electrical Engineering) - Work in Semiconductor Industry.
Jets fan (obviously).
Individual Investor/Trader. Paradox? No.
Don't turn a trade into an investment/investment into a trade? Admittedly I have never understood this very popular Investing Cornerstone. Therefore I don't subscribe to this theory (blasphemy?) as I don't trade stocks that I wouldn't own for the long term and don't invest in companies that I wouldn't trade in the short term.
Quality Real Estate= "Location, location, location."
Quality Stocks ="Growth, growth, growth."