I'm a trader who trades both short-term and long-term. I started my career as a day-trader for a trading firm, but then turned to longer time frames and went on my own to manage my portfolio.
I use technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis in my research.
Small time investor. Concentrated on limited number of stock holdings. Don't believe in diversification.
Libertarian, no longer conservative. Conservatives are `free market`phonies.
Believer in private healthcare even though I am a Canadian citizen. If public healthcare is free in Canada, why are there limited budgets each year and shortages to access? If it doesn't cost Canadians anything for healthcare, can the government also provide free food, free housing and free cars?
If it does indeed cost real money, but again, if Canadians 'don't have to pay to go see the doctor', then which foreign entity is paying for our healthcare - the Chinese? The Russians? The Cubans? Please send them a thank you on behalf of all free-loading Canadians who are getting their healthcare paid for by other people, whom apparently aren't Canadian citizens.
Canada is a country where you can pay a prostitute for sex, gamble at the government run casino, buy alcohol, grow marijuana, take your dog to the vet and pay out of pocket, but you can't pay a doctor if you are seriously ill and are of the human species. That's Canadian values for you.
Looking to invest in companies that grow earnings and dividends at signifigant rates. Moving away from big, slow-growing blue chips and looking for more impact stocks for my portfolio. Still want good companies, but insist on growth these days. Sales and EPS growth are key.
Patient, like to be real sure of my buys. I like to buy dividend paying stocks for the long haul that even my wife won't have to do anything but collect the dividends when I am gone. I hold a max of 12 stocks. I have been investing in stocks for 35 years.
I also buy just a few options. But only at or in the money, and usually hold for a year, but only on stocks I am well convinced will rise. I have done real good using this method. Upon my death my wife knows to call the broker and have all options closed.
On October 31st, 2014, I retired. Turned in the keys to the company car, gave them my computer and my account lists and joined the ranks of those who "slipped off into the sunset." I never thought in retirement that I would be this busy. It's fun. Time with the grandkids, time to perfect my cooking skills, and time to travel and check off the things on my bucket list. I should have done this a long time ago.
James A. Kostohryz has accumulated over twenty years of experience investing and trading virtually every asset class across the globe.
Kostohryz started his investment career as an analyst at one of the US's largest asset management firms covering sectors as diverse as emerging markets, banking, energy, construction, real estate, metals and mining. Later, Kostohryz became Chief Global Strategist and Head of International Investments for a major investment bank. Kostohryz currently manages his own investment firm, specializing in proprietary trading and institutional portfolio management advisory.
Born in Mexico, Kostohryz grew up between south Texas and Colombia, has lived and worked in nine different countries, and has traveled extensively in more than 50 others. Kostohryz actively pursues various intellectual interests and is currently writing a book about the impact of culture on economic development. He is a former NCAA and world-class decathlete and has stayed active in a variety of sports.
Kostohryz graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
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David Hunkar (pseudonym) holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Economics. He is a part-time consultant for a financial consulting firm where he manages portfolios for manages portfolios for self and family. He has been an investor for the past ten years. David focuses on foreign stocks trading in the US markets including the OTC market. He concentrates on high dividend yield and dividend growth stocks. ETFs are his another favorite investment vehicle. In addition to his contributions here at Seeking Alpha, you can also visit him at his blog www.topforeignstocks.com