Recently retired from the information technology industry. Held numerous senior executive positions in hardware, software and service businesses. Primary industry/geo focus has been Financial Services in North America and Europe. Enjoy photography, golf, travel, climbing mountains, fitness and learning new things....but having said all that my family always comes first.
Couple of my favorite quotes...
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone that can never repay
you." - Unknown
"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing
your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
I am a new member to SA. As some of you, I am struggling to find a way to invest for my retirement. I learned a lot from this site. Now I am focus on the articles and advise on retirement saving. When I was 30, I used to say I could tolerate RISK and always picked up aggressive portfolio from banks mutual fund. Now I am 50, I found out that I did not make much money, and my money just like roller coaster. I realize now that I could not tolerate any loss. That is why I joined this site and mainly focus on value investment. My first goal is no loss, with 5% return. Why 5%, according the the assessment done by financial adviser from bank, if I can get 5% return with my current asset and same amount of contribution, then I can retire with 60% of current income.
I like Regarded solutions and Larry Smith for their idea of dividend growth investment.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Momentum Trader/Technical Trader. Move fast when an opportunity arises, cut losers fast to protect from losses, keep risk low, play the odds when in your favor, don't feel obligated to buy as that will ruin your mindset. Plenty of opportunities out there, don't let yourself feel rushed.
Business Owner/Entrepreneur first, Trader second, author third. This business limits my ability to trade, so not as as many articles and updates as some of you were used to in previous years.
Website being rebooted & launched in 2016.
Mike Kudrna and the information on his blog are for educational purposes only. You should speak to your own financial advisor before making any decisions based on Mr. Kudrna’s opinions. Mr. Kudrna is not responsible for any actions you take upon reading his perspective and opinion. Keep in mind that positions that Mr. Kudrna has can change at any time without written notice.