I have been a research scientist/engineer for over 25 years and have been carrying on a dual career in finance and engineering since 2002.My investment advisory company is IEM Asset Management, LLC (www.iem-asset.com) and my engineering company is IEM LED Lighting Technologies (www.iem-led.com).IEM Asset offers wealth management and financial planning services and IEM LED offers my engineering research, innovation, and consulting services for LED lighting and display products.In 2013, I wrote a college textbook on LED science and technologies. You can find it on Amazon.com.I am the LED UPDATE columnist for Signs of the Times, a well-known magazine in the signage and display industry since 1906. (www.signweb.com)You can find some of my recent articles on LED lighting at: http://www.signweb.com/author/dr-nisa-khanThrough my professions, I hope to generate true value for those I serve and show my social responsibility. My career details can be found on LinkedIn; you can also follow me on Twitter, where I am known as IEMLED. I am fully committed to providing intelligent, ethical, and meticulous money management and LED lighting technology development and ideas for green living.
I'm a EE specializing in product/test development for IC's as well as snarky, sometimes comical rebuttals to fellow SA enthusiasts.
I tend towards "following the products" when seeking investment opportunities. I don't care much for historical data or chart gazing as most of my investments are in new tech.
Skilled in SW/HW design, development, debug in various areas of Mixed Signal, RF, and high speed digital technologies...
I'm a consultant and have performed project work for numerous IC companies, large and small. I'm an active investor seeking to learn and stay abreast of the latest events in the tech world.
I have been a research scientist/engineer for over 25 years and have been carrying on a dual career in finance and engineering since 2002.
My investment advisory company is IEM Asset Management, LLC (www.iem-asset.com) and my engineering company is IEM LED Lighting Technologies (www.iem-led.com).
IEM Asset offers wealth management and financial planning services and IEM LED offers my engineering research, innovation, and consulting services for LED lighting and display products.In 2013, I wrote a college textbook on LED science and technologies. You can find it on Amazon.com.
I am the LED UPDATE columnist for Signs of the Times, a well-known magazine in the signage and display industry since 1906. (www.signweb.com)
You can find some of my recent articles on LED lighting at: http://www.signweb.com/author/dr-nisa-khan
Through my professions, I hope to generate true value for those I serve and show my social responsibility. My career details can be found on LinkedIn; you can also follow me on Twitter, where I am known as IEMLED. I am fully committed to providing intelligent, ethical, and meticulous money management and LED lighting technology development and ideas for green living.
I am a 40-something entrepreneur and executive, managing my own portfolio. I have been an Internet entrepreneur, founding and running VC-backed companies. For a little less than ten years I managed several global lines of business as Managing Director for a large management consultancy, where my teams supported primarily senior executives at global 2000 firms. My passion is creating and learning, and I am intensely interested in understanding all aspects of how businesses work, grow, succeed and fail.
I started out (25+ years ago) as an engineer in computer hardware, and then moved into software. A strong interest in investing and finance led me to firms that focus on financial software. Ever since, my career has focused on the intersection of software and finance. I have been a CFA charterholder for 18 years. I do some angel investing in addition to the range of more traditional investments.
Tech & entertainment reporter for USA TODAY; covers consumer electronics, video games, online, video, music and other stuff in VA near Washington, D.C.
I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.
Finished CFA level 1 & CAIA level 1 in a breeze. Looking forward to CAIA level 2 and CFA level 2. Made top 1% on the Bloomberg BAT, but was a black sheep at my mediocre college, and I was foolish to let it affect me. (non-traditional student)
Hope to write some quality articles in the coming year.
I was playing with fire my first year in the market, using a lot of call options. It was easy to make 50+% gain in 1st yr, summer '13 to summer '14 (thank you bull mkt). This past half year has been a little rough; I wish I had acted more decisively on material information about the energy market and the movement of the Ruble ($YNDX is a favorite).
I remember announcing the probably course of events to family the morning after OPEC's Thanksgiving's Day announcements, and I regrettably decided to wait it through b/c our professors chided us to take a buy and hold approach, and b/c I had bought some quality energy names at very fair prices in October. In retrospect, I realize the importance of optionality or in a sense, degrees of freedom.
In this case, I realize I am too committed to a base scenario (energy stocks recovering in the next year) that has too much opportunity cost. If the price adjustment cycle lasts longer than the expected scenario, then I will be unhappy with the opportunities lost. An equal weight short position would have been an ideal temporary maneuver, expressing my short-term thesis, while not causing commitment angst in the present, hoping for the long-term adjustment to blow over.
I was entrusted with a fresh 100K family capital this past summer, and I plan to be more prudent and thorough (obviously with minimal leverage or derivatives). This market is a little dangerous with high debt loads in China, somewhat high valuation levels (horrible Schiller CAPE ratio, but not sure if that matters as much), and jitters over rate hike, Ukraine, terrorism, epidemics, difficulty of private sector adjusting to Obamacare, and possible fiscal & monetary stimulus tapering.
I think low energy prices is a great stimulus, but the possibilities of a perfect storm with semi-hard landing in China or Europe, a serious violent flare-up with Russia or the Terror War, and disease outbreak could somehow happen at just the wrong time (perhaps, right after a rate hike).
I've read a fair amount of Buffett. But I love the tech industry mostly. To humor Buffett (a tech dinosaur), I bought a tiny bit of IBM. It has been working hard to transform its whole business, and actually has some top-notch talent and product portfolios with a fairly conservative valuation. The market is probably right that is a long-shot that IBM will grow significantly again, despite its immense technology assets and partnerships. Recent comment: feel lucky to have exited IBM at a small gain; mulling a re-entry and annoyed that I missed the recent Google explosion. Google is solidifying its reach and ecosystem, but at steep multiples.
I've been away from investing for much of the past half year (now dec'15), partly because I was getting cyberattacks on my twitter account, my computer, and broker connection was being intercepted, which made me very uncomfortable. My car also very suddenly needed an engine replacement that same week, despite a thorough check-up a month prior. I'm having a hard time moving forward, after severe blacklisting after-effects, (too long & weird to discuss).
CAIA & CFA level 1s were super-easy even though I was underprepared. I look forward to embracing the challenge. I will end up working in Europe or abroad, if I have to. Lucky to get tons of invites from Bloomberg recruitment due to top notch scores, but haven't really applied b/c of crummy school issues. Plan to work on Wall Street Prep & hopefully some SA articles.
Dreamjob: working for a hedge fund focussing in equities, preferably with a multicultural bunch (I'm half european / half asian american)
Long-term dream job: top-notch hedge fund manager
My favorite time horizon: 3mo to 18mo, b/c best chance of having a direct connect with news & analysis. market moves too fast to be primarily buy & hold, albeit such a mid-term outlook forfeits the benefit of effective interest-free loan in the the form of deferred taxes (as Buffett makes use of) as well as benefit of a capital gains rate, but on the other hand, a mid-term outlook maximizes flexibility. I'm trying to stay more grounded in fundamentals, flesh out the invest case for a quite a handful of stocks, and balancing risks in wide portfolio. Plan to explore ETF's more.
Have made bundles in rust belt. Have made-- and lost-- bundles in high tech.
Former registered rep, business degree, doing vc and private company investments, while looking for stock picks on a regular basis.
My professional background is in healthcare, and I've been investing for over 25 years. I focus primarily on small and microcap growth stocks. I'm much more of an investor than a trader. Lately I've been focused on companies that exhibit early stage growth with "game changing" offerings in healthcare, technology, and biotech. I take pride in doing my own due diligence and from time to time participate in private placements with small companies.