Been trading since the age of 6. Mixed results the first 15 years hehe. Now 24 and finally starting to cross the line of profitability. Technical analysis is a big part of my strategy, prefer trading quality names. Aside from investing in stocks I am also invested in rental residential real estate and small commercial properties in the Midwest. Currently managing my own funds and a good portion of the family's portfolio. Thus this explains my strategy mixing aggressive growth picks for myself, and a more stable and balanced portfolio for my parents who are approaching their retirement age.
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I'm a well-informed retail investor and post on SA in order to expose my thought process to critical examination and comment from readers. It makes me a better investor.
I'm particularly proud of bullish macro articles posted in 2009 and later, in which I presented ideas that encouraged me to invest very profitably in a rising market. I also did articles on individual stocks, many of which contained insights not available elsewhere. Finally, I wrote a number of thoughtful articles critical of financialism and the lack of ethics on Wall Street.
I do not post for compensation, as I am concerned that editorial policy encourages and pays a premium for articles that invite the reader to speculate on the short term movements of microcaps, penny stocks, and controversial issues. The best way for me to monetize my insights is to invest accordingly.
As a retail investor, I don't give investment advice. I write about what I'm investing in, and the thought process involved in decision making and stock selection. Hopefully some of what I write is of benefit to others, by sharing my experience as I interpret it and helping them improve their investment thinking and process.