My goal on Seeking Alpha is to share my decade of individual investor experience with the community and hopefully learn something new from the community hear. I'd really like to learn about options and technical analysis. I primarily take a Buffet approach to stocks. I look for companies with strong balance sheets, good management, and a wide moat to park my money in. I've also been known to dabble in some Graham cigar butt style stocks that are extremely undervalued by the market. Look forward to hearing hearing your comments on my articles. Please feel to message me with any questions.
I am a value investor interested in learning more about the market and various trading strategies. I have been investing in stocks for over a decade now, and learned a lot about myself and investing in general. I believe in individual rights and free markets (therefore limited government), but have been around the block long enough to know that capitalism is not perfect and the market is subject to corruption and manipulation. I also believe it is possible to profit in any market - the key lies in your decisiveness, risk tolerance, and time horizon.
Several books that inform my investment philosophy are:
1) William O'Neill - How to Make Money in Stocks
2) Edwin Lefèvre - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
3) Michael Sincere - Understanding Options
4) Benjamin Graham - The Intelligent Investor
5) Robert Hagstrom - The Warren Buffett Way
6) Ken Fisher - Markets Never Forget (But People Do), The Only Three Questions That Still Count
7) Pat Dorsey - The Five Rules For Successful Stock Investing
8) Heather Brilliant & Elizabeth Collins - Why Moats Matter
9) Jim Rogers - A Gift to My Children
10) Ray Dalio (video) - How the Economic Machine Works
I have also taken graduate courses in Strategy, Investments, Portfolio Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance, and Valuation.
Some of my favorites quotes:
when we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. -rachel naomi remen
the markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. - j.m. keynes
it is only by being bold that you get anywhere. if you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside. -richard branson
i have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of it. -richard branson
entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. - howard stevenson
don't optimize a melting ice cube. - kevin efrusy
the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - f. scott fitzgerald
the dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. - archibald macleish
it ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble, it’s the things we do know that just ain’t so. - artemus ward
if you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? the things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. - oliver wendell holmes
Three priorities in life:
1. God: Striving to hear from my maker, "well done good and faithful servant"
2. Family: father of two and waiting patiently for grand kids.
3. Country: retired military and pressing government officials to uphold Christian values.
In support of these three priorities I concentrate my personal and family's growth in three disciplines:
1. Faith: Read, believe, obey, and proclaim the Word of God. Fellowship with like-minded people who are building each other in the faith and sharing with our community. Maintain the website: WWW.HEARTOFTHEBIBLE.COM - check it out!
2. Fitness: Exercise regularly, maintain a vegan diet, and get quality rest which includes God's Sabbath day.
3. Finances: Study and apply Benjamin Graham's investment discipline to dividend growth investing in my portfolio.
Play time activities include: hunting, fishing, sailing, scuba
Value Investor in Energy, Real Estate, Transport, Retail, Manufacturing, Media, Finance & Insurance
2009-today: Global Partners Fund, Partner
2006-2009: Babcock & Brown, Private Equity Investor for infrastructure & energy assets
1997-2001: UBS Warburg, Associate Director Corporate Finance,
2008-2012: Board Member & Controlling Shareholder Imperial Parking Corporation, parking services, Canada
2008-2011: Board Member Coinmach Services Corporation, laundry services, USA
2011-2012: CEO Gutta International AG, manufacturing of Bitumen Roofing Sheets, Switzerland
2004-2006: CEO & Owner Mewag AG, manufacturing of tube bending machines, Switzerland
2001-2003: COO Obtree Technologies AG, content management software, Switzerland
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.
I am an avid investor who tries to see some reality behind all the media noise. Past mistakes have tought me not to make investment decision on anything but facts which are sometimes very hard to come by. Bad news and fear sell media so I read all commentary with that thought in mind. Grew up in NYC, Stuyvesant High School, BA Political Science, NYU. A successful job creator for 23 years who does not buy into the Republican position of no tax increases for the wealthiest.
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I am a retired lawyer. I know little about investing, but my deceased husband was very good at it and had lots of fun doing it. Alas, I didn't pay much attention, partly because I thought that skill was beyond me. The good news is that (beyond me or not) I have significant assets to manage. The bad news is that I have a lot to learn. Thanks to some of the contributors on Seeking Alpha who are excellent and generous teachers, I AM learning.