I am currently General Partner and Director of Torchwood Capital Management, a CFA operating in the Atlanta area. Formerly, I was VP and business manager for the HFT group at Citi Capital Markets. I then traded my own capital for several years before founding Torchwood.
Upon receiving my Masters degree in Music from Connecticut's Hartt School of Music, I took a job at a local Friendly's serving ice cream, where I perfected the disgruntled, comatose look, as seen in the photo at left. As a first-time participant in the American economy by way of fast-food, I noted the vileness and squalor into which our country was plummeting.
Now, as an SA commentator, I look forward to multiplying my earnings, once I get some, and settling down as a prime member of society, living out my remaining years in the luxury every red-blooded American deserves.
I currently live in a barn with my saxophones, watching America decline around me.
I've followed and traded the financial markets for several years by now (2012) but still regard myself as a dummy.
My handle is a mix of Dharma (fate led me into the financial markets) and Dummy = Dharmi
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."--Frederic Bastiat
Garrett Beauvais is a partner at MarketTrend Advisors (http://www.markettrendadvisors.com), co-publisher of High Yield Trader (http://www.highyieldtrader.com), Muni Fund Investor (http://www.munifundinvestor.com), and a contributing editor to The Green Investor (http://www.thegreeninvestor.com). Garrett serves as portfolio manager for MarketTrend's core MTA Index, MTA World Index, and MTA Sector strategies, conducts stock and ETF research, and assists in the development of new portfolio strategies.
Garrett’s desire to help individual investors began as a teaching assistant for Personal Family Finance at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught undergraduate lessons in investing, personal tax preparation, and Texas Family Law.
Prior to his career as an investment advisor, Garrett developed strategic plans for N. American markets at Kyocera International and then held a variety of positions at Advanced Micro Devices where he directed global PC market and PC processor forecasting.
Garrett holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, a Series 65 license, and is a Registered Investment Advisor with the S.E.C. and the Texas State Securities Board.
See his firm's latest quarterly client letter and performance at: http://www.markettrendadvisors.com/quarterly