Individual investor only... I'm a CPA and hold and MBA in Finance. I started my career in public accounting but have done different things in life. I've worked overseas for 16 years in different countries, which has its pluses and minues; yet, it does broaden the worldview. I've been burned by over investing during the late 80s, late 90's, 2008... a few scares from those days but valuable lessons learned. I've stayed out of the market since 2008 but jumped back in with both feet last February with USO and following the oil saga. My father was in the business, so I know enough enough just to be dangerous. Moreover, my first "audit" with Ernst & Young was in Bartlesville, OK spending six months doing grunt work in the basesment of their HQ. All that doesn't add up to much, but I've take a long position in USO and interested in the upcoming journey.
Seven years investment experience in the U.S market. Individual Investor largely focused on value. Long only. I work full-time outside of the financial industry and invest as a hobby and in attempt to grow my wealth.
I started investing when I was 18. The first major investments that I made were large cap oil stocks in the year 2000. In 2007 I sold my investments, and than re-entered the market in Feburary of 09. Currently I am investing in precious metals and Energy. I believe were in for a major change in markets, and am positioning myself to make money off it.
"The only thing I know in life is that I know nothing". -Plato's Republic, (attributed to Socrates)
"H'aint we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" -Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." TE Lawrence
I have a B.S. in Political Science and Economics. I currently work a with high risk demographic teaching basic financial skills, and I'm working toward certification in education. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading as many books on history, and investing that I can get my hands on. I believe that to fully understand where we are and where we are going we must have a grounded understanding of the past. I would recommend reading Nial Ferguson's War of the World if you would like to understand the current world's political, and financial climate. My investment strategy is long, value, growth, depressed markets, micro to small cap.