I’m a baby boomer, who over the years has been fortunate enough to build some wealth, learn to invest and trade, and yet has not forgotten my basic blue collar, mid-western values. Via Common Cents, I strive to provide a basic, down to earth, main street view of the equity markets, general trends, and specific investment ideas without the Wall Street noise, spin, and complexity. It is my hope that my insights can contribute in a small way to the improved socialization of investment advice for the benefit of all individual investors. From a background perspective, I have a computer science degree from the University of Illinois, have held senior executive management positions in major IT and management consulting firms, live in the Chicago area with my wife, and enjoy golfing and cheering for Chicago sports teams.
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.
Gaudi Schneider is currently a stay-at-home dad with previous exposure to portfolio management and derivatives. Interests include investment strategies and concepts of portfolio construction, as well as back-testing of systematic strategies.
Worked in many fields-as a young man I worked for Vanguard Mutual funds until the March 2000 crash. Licensed 6 and 63 left before I took the series 7 Test. Currently I am an author under the pen name Arthur F. Temple and consider myself an individual investor. However I feel like an amateur -so many changes have taken lace in the financial world Since I was employed in the financial sector SPDR ETF's etc. I would like to start learning what passed me buy. I study everyone from Gann to William O’Neil CANSLIM method and candlestick charts.
Sincerely, on the level and square
Benjamin Thomas Mollica
AKA Arthur F.Temple
Worked as a financial advisor for many years with a large brokerage firm. Now, setting up as an independent Financial Planner. Love the capital markets and trade it with options. It is working for me and I am learning a lot.
Seeking Alpha articles help immensely.
converted dividend growth investor. no more efficiency market hypothesis, capm, ito's lemma. investing is as much about behavioral science as about random walk for rational robots.
I am a Special Ed teacher with 30 years teaching experience. I recently attained the young age of 54 , and like to invest in natural resources, medical devices and, and recently bonds. Major focus at this point is biotechnology, technology, and long term reliable dividend - paying stocks. I like world travel, sports, classical rock music and playing my awesome 12 string Breedlove guitar. I aspire to be the guy who can make money in all markets, just like the big boys.
Jim McCraigh is a former commercial banker whose interest in finance and economics began in the early 1970's while still working at the bank. Jim studied the economics of money and banking while in graduate school at Northern Illinois University when a dollar was worth a whole lot more than it is today!