Doug Short is first-wave boomer with a lifelong interest in markets and the economy. His professional career had been a satisfying split between academia (English Professor at North Carolina State University) and Information technology (IBM and GSK). Doug retired in 2006 to devote himself full-time to his dshort.com financial website. The domain has now been acquired by Advisor Perspectives, and Doug has been appointed the Vice President of Research. Doug is especially interested in the economy, long-term market trends and behavioral finance.
Individual Investor. Here to brainstorm ideas with like minded individuals and learn from experienced and accomplished thinkers & traders.
Specific interest are in Tactical Asset Allocation methods which produce higher returns at lower risk than the overall market over extended period of time. In other words high Sharpe Ratio strategies are what I develop and test as well as read about.
Retired IT type businessman. Spend lots of time on due diligence research; sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't. Have done pretty well past 5 years, but then, any idiot could probably have made money buying in March 2009. The acid test will be the next 12-18 months. Some days you are the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Tried real estate for 20 years. Same thing happens, only in slow motion. Turned out pretty well for me only it took a lot longer and had to put up with pesky tenants.