My lifestyle revolves around my yacht near the Florida Keys, where I live with my wife Rita. Since late last year I have been on a voyage through the Caribbean, on an indefinite hiatus from this entertaining internet site. For over three decades I was a professional engineer, researcher, and entrepreneur in the northeast, and even spent several years in the 90's in China helping to found an engineering company. Later in life I finished a PhD and consequently found myself better able to argue economics with my distinguished cousin Anthony Downs. These days I focus on those bargain stocks that remind me of the deals I found during the 1970's bear market. Like many of my friends, in 2011 I am bullish on some stocks in the solar sector.
Alex is an equity research analyst at Granite House Capital Management, a value oriented long/short hedge fund based in Boston. In May 2013, Alex was the feature of a Forbes Magazine article titled, "Meet One Of The Youngest And Brightest Hedge Fund Analysts That Isn't On Wall Street." He started investing in the stock market at age 10 and payed for college by working as an analyst for a Minneapolis based hedge fund. He focuses on the investing methods of great investors such as Warren Buffett. Alex looks to differentiate himself in the industry through persistent hard work and continuous learning. He is the youngest ever admitted member of the SumZero buyside network and was one of 14 buyside analysts in nation to be named to the 2012 SumZero Buyside Analyst Honors which was published in the Wall Street Journal as part of the 'Best on the Street' column and CNBC. Over 8,000 analysts were considered and he had the second highest return on the list. He was featured in the biography of investor Warren Buffett in a book called "Of Permanent Value: The Story Of Warren Buffett,". He maintains a blog called "Alex Bossert's Thoughts On Value Investing" with over 550 subscribers and over 300,000 site views. His work has been syndicated on Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, SeekingAlpha, and GuruFocus.
Linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexbossert
My education is in History, my reading is broad (science, history & culture). I am a former (still licensed and damned good) teacher who now is apprenticing as an electrician to further my career installing solar systems.
I have decided to quit my index funds and invest in the clean energy sector. Why? Because our country and our world NEED to get out of fossil fuels and into clean, renewable energy. This is due to pressures environmental, strategic and economic, and I am optimistic the needed changes will bring us spiritually and ethically desirable change in our culture too. And because the need to move to clean renewable energy will become more apparent and accepted as all these pressures continue to increase, I am confident the clean energy sector is an excellent long-term financial investment as well.
If the USA could make a 20-year National Clean Energy Transition (remember the Manhattan Project? --this needs to be much bigger!) to completely replace our fossil energy technologies into clean, home-built renewable energy technology, we could end the need for our global empire of expensive military bases and oil-wars, with all the waste of blood, treasure and environment the carbon-imperial economy presently costs us. Just think what it would do for our balance of trade alone, to switch from a petro economy to a US-made clean renewable energy technology economy. It would change our whole relationship to the planet as well, which is bound to reverberate in our individual and cultural feelings and expectations and ambitions as a species over the next centuries and beyond. So I guess I'm not just here for immediate returns.
I'd like to invest in USA-made solar technologies, but China seems to be where everybody makes most of their panels. Seems to me we need a real trade policy, a New National Trade Policy that revives American manufacturing and nurses those sectors on which our future should be built (especially clean energy) by giving incentives to R & D at home while putting tariffs on imports produced under inferior working and environmental standards.
I would conjoin the Clean Energy Transition and New National Trade Policy with a parallel transition from a militarized economy into a full-employment civilian economy. Moving that Pentagon money into rebuilding our infrastructure and manufacturing useful products will greatly raise the standard of living in our country, and bring those benefits to a broader range of the population for generations to come. Then we could afford decent National Health insurance and a better Social Security and retirement system too.
But until I get elected with a giant new Labor-Green Party Congressional majority, I guess I'll just keep installing solar and try to put my savings into investing in clean energy.
Note: This site lists many stocks as my portfolio but as of now I own none of them, just want to follow them with the email news for awhile. I'm new to anything stocks (beyond index funds) so I just want to read about them for awhile before I move my money.
Mr. Reneau serves as Meridian Equity Partners -ARIA’s Director of Alternative Investments, where his primary responsibly is to source and vet high quality alternative investment managers for the firm’s institutional and high net worth client base. Additionally, Mr. Reneau also overseas the firm’s marketing efforts to hedge and private equity fund of funds, as well as other financial investors such as commercial and private banks and other sources of proprietary investment capital, including high net worth individuals and family offices.
I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.
I am a retired Canadian Naval Officer and Realtor living with my wife, Sandy, in Arizona where I spend much of my time playing tennis.I am a long time market observer and investor. My interests are travel,history and psychology in which I hold an undergraduate degree.I have learned that certainty is a disease.