Self-directed investor, managing three portfolios for family members and myself. In the former cases I follow Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio which is the only strategy I feel comfortable recommending to others. With my own money I pursue the more erratic Ever-Changing Game Plan whose genesis is documented in my articles. After buying a stock I virtually close the stock market and keep only track of the aggregate portfolio performance. Some five years later I carry out a review of the respective position and decide on keeping or selling. My first review was about the Australian REIT GPT Group, next on the list will be the renewable energy plays Energiekontor AG and Alterra Power Corp in 2017/18. In my professional life I am working in the mass transit industry where I held executive and non-executive directorships in different companies and countries.
Buy and hold, common stock investor focused on dividends and on value. Interested in various stocks that are suitable for long-term dividend investment. A Buffett admirer, but not a Buffett cultist, and not quite as creepy as my name implies - though certainly cash-centered!
An income investor whose goal is to generate and grow investment income for financial freedom by investing in high-yield income-producing vehicles. Income sustainability and compounding over time is my main focus.
I am an individual investor. Before I retired I was an active trader, but I use a more conservative approach now. Like many in my situation, I am looking for dependable yield.
I am not an economist, but have almost enough post-graduate economics credit to earn an MS. I had a hard time with integration, and one can't be an economist without integral calculus. I also have done graduate work in online curriculum design.
During my years in Houston I worked as a systems integrator (software and hardware consultant) focusing on Land Use. For a while I was an executive with a geophysical services firm there. I have also been a landlord and owned oil wells. There's nothing like having skin in the game for learning how things really work. Having been away from petroleum exploration and production for so many years, I consider myself to have a layman's knowledge of the economics and technology of the industry. It's a pretty good understanding, but I communicate in words most people understand. Shortly before my retirement I did some consulting for a few large chemical and refining operations. I say operations because some of them were plants owned by major integrated oil companies and some were independent chemical manufacturers. This experience gave me a more complete understanding of the manufacturing end of the energy industry.
My name is Raj Kumar Chadha. I am a Ph.D. in Chemistry and have held various teaching and research positions at various universities. I have more than 100 research papers published in Chemistry Journals.
I became interested in Astrology in my childhood. My interest in stocks developed after I moved to Canada in 1979. When stock market crashed in 1987 I started wondering if this could have been predicted by Astrology. After I moved to San Diego in 1988, I continued my research in various astrological systems to analyze the financial markets. I now firmly believe that traditional Vedic astrology can be safely applied to analyze the stocks and markets.
I now manage my own website (www.stockastrologer.com) where I try to predict the direction of the U.S. stock market, and select stocks based on their on astrological charts. My stock picks based strictly on Astrology produced an average of 63% for the U.S Solar Year (Dec 2012 to Nov 2013).