Daniel served as Senior Analyst for Sabrient Systems, an investment research firm headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. He has been quoted in major publications such as Barrons, IBD and Institutional Investor. He has written over 150 articles under the banner of "ETF Periscope" for Fidelity, and served as Senior Editor and lead writer for "The MacroReport", a macro-economic letter that serviced fund managers and the institutional investment community. When not seeking alpha, Daniel serves as a consultant for private companies. He is currently completing a book on market volatility slated for publication in Fall, 2015.
More than 20 years experience in equity investment strategy, asset allocation, product development, portfolio management, and fundamental equity analysis on the buy-side..
• Experienced investment manager with a proven track record of adding alpha in actively managed equity and convertible bond portfolios.
• Formerly portfolio manager PineBridge US Focus equity portfolios.
I am an individual investor. I try to limit my stock portfolio to companies and products I understand. I am a consultant in technology / Internet, so most of my stock investing is in that space. I believe in the benefits of combining non-correlating assets. I implement most trades through options, often LEAPS, with the occasional spread or straddle. I use Peter Hoadley's tools for portfolio optimization and options strategy. I spend a lot of time in Excel. I'm reading Graham and Dodd.
When not investing, I enjoy skiing and flying. I'm a private pilot, and glider pilot. I have two sons in their 20s. I live in a 1700s house that has a cooking fireplace, so I've been learning Colonial cooking techniques (pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothyshea/sets/72157621824250901/).
I learn a lot from Seeking Alpha. I enjoy the articles, and the diversity of comments.
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.
I am retired and live in San Francisco’s quaint Sunnyside neighborhood; I live just five short blocks from San Francisco’s only wilderness park: the world renowned Glen Canyon Park!
My investment approach is based on my belief that the US economy is transitioning from a currency based economic system to an earnings/wealth creation based economic system.
I think we are now in the middle stages of this transition: the dollar is still used as global legal tender, but there is vocal group of central bankers advocating changing the global currency system. And indeed, even among our friends, the dollar is losing its luster as a global tender. Our ongoing budget deficits, our ongoing trade deficits, and our ongoing commitment to deficit financing to finance whatever. Our policy wonks decisions makes many conclude that we are no longer in control of our money supply! Can we control expenses? The end will come because we cannot stop printing more money to pay for things;, our expenses must be paid for through revenues, not credit.
The only questions is how and when the end will occur: I think the global currency system will change quickly, with the dollar users simply abandoning the dollar: they will wake up one morning and decide it is no longer prudent to use the dollar as global legal tender. I think there is a strong possibility that the dollar users will abandonment the dollar in panic, like how the Dutch tulip traders abandon their stockpile of tulips, they woke up one fine morning and understood that the tulip is a beautiful flower but not worth the money they paid for it. Panic ensued, with tulip holders trying to sell their tulip stockpile for any price!
I doubt that the dollar abandonment (or the euro, the Yen, or other national currencies used as global legal tender) will occur slowly, simply because the last ones to unload their dollar holding will lose money big time.
So my thinking is that the global currency system will change suddenly, with both domestic and foreign dollar holders taking a loss, with the foreign dollar holders taking the biggest loss.
I pray that the global community will see this currency upheaval as an opportunity to work together to develop a global currency system that is fair and equitable to all players.