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Dave Coker

A lifelong student of the markets, I started my 28 year financial services career at Dow Jones / Telerate in New York where I spent a lot of time coding page 5 (US Treasury bond prices). I moved to Deutsche Bank in the early 90s, and as VP of Global Risk Management worked in New York, Frankfurt and London. I left Deutsche for a brief stint at ABN AMRO in 2002 and can truthfully say that the fact my wife is Dutch had absolutely NOTHING to do with that decision. I moved to Moody's where I was responsible for Professional Serivces (Credit Risk consulting) in EMEA and team staffing globally. I then moved back to ABN AMRO where I headed up Risk Management technology globally.

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  • Description: Doctoral Student. Trading frequency: Weekly
  • Interests: Bonds, Commodities, Dividend stock ideas & income, ETFs, Foreign stocks, Gold, REITs, Stocks - long
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Observations of a financial nature I believe that Macro is important; if you don't understand the big picture you can't hope to pick stocks. Once you've got an idea of Macro then you can start to select sectors and finally companies in each sector. Top down, in other words.
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