The name "Dutch Trader" refers to The Golden Age. This was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military and art were among the most acclaimed in the world.Dutch ships hunted whales off Svalbard, traded spices in India and Indonesia (via the Dutch East India Company) and founded colonies in New Amsterdam (now New York), South Africa and the West Indies. In addition some Portuguese colonies were conquered, namely in Northeastern Brazil, Angola, Indonesia and Ceylon. This new nation flourished culturally and economically, creating what historian Simon Schama has called an "embarrassment of riches". Speculation in the tulip trade led to a first stock market crash in 1637, but the economic crisis was soon overcome.In 1602 the Dutch East India Company was founded. It was the first-ever multinational corporation, financed by shares that established the first modern stock exchange. This company received a Dutch monopoly on Asian trade and would keep this for two centuries. It became the world's largest commercial enterprise of the 17th century. Spices were imported in bulk and brought huge profits, due to the efforts and risks involved and seemingly insatiable demand. To finance the growing trade within the region, the Bank of Amsterdam was established in 1609, the precursor to, if not the first true central bank.My background is Management, Economics and Law. This I studied at Fontys Business School in the Netherlands, with specialization in Banking and Insurance. My passion is investing, writing, travelling, history, swimming, playing chess and enjoying my family. I love to analyze companies and sectors and write about it. Main points of interests: China, Biotechnology, Consumer, Energy, Mining, Dividend, OTC Market, Food, Robotics and some other themes.As an investor I have a bias towards value investing and the markets. All opinions are my own and do not represent the views of my employer.Valuation metrics play an important part of my investment strategies. My investment philosophy is Unloved, Underowned and Undervalued.One of the best investment quotes is: The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them from Peter Lynch.I am looking for a new career, so are you looking for a passionate self-made investment analyst or portfolio manager you can always contact me. Do you have any other business proposals or questions, just write an email to email@example.com Good Luck!Dutch Trader, The Netherlands================
I have had an interest in the the economy and financial markets since i was around 10 years old. Throughout the years, this interest waxed and waned until college, when I discovered how complex and interesting economics could be; and also how useful it could be as a tool in finding profitable opportunities in the markets.I build on this information everyday, along with the knowledge I have gained about markets through years of study.
Also, I've created youreconomicseducation.com, a website for learning Economics through the undergraduate level. With this resource, I hope to create the possibilities for those who want to learn Economics, but cannot for some reason, to do so.
Equity research analyst, investment writer, and entrepreneur. Value, growth, momentum and market timing.
My investing style is influenced by Ben Graham, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Geoff Gannon, Philip Fisher, Joel Greenblatt, William O'Neil, Mark Minervini, and Jesse Livermore.