My perspective comes from somewhat out on the edge in many ways. I live on the fringe of the wilds here on the outskirts of Squamish BC, and my backyard receives quite a bit of bear traffic, real ones, not just the market kind like me. My wife and I spend most of our free time in the mountains, ski mountaineering in the winter and climbing in the summer. I have co-founded, managed, and sold a couple of reasonably successful businesses including The Edge Climbing Centre, one of North America’s first major indoor climbing gyms. I have also co-owned and managed a manufacturing and export business. Although I don’t own a TV I watched the US congressional hearings that dealt with the financial crisis through live feeds on CNN on line. I can’t imagine any reality show that could be more riveting than this. And scary. Anyone who believes the media has overblown the severity of the financial crisis needs to watch this stuff. This is real news, unfiltered. I have spent significant time in the last couple of years, as I also did in my younger years, in the Himalayas, sleeping in the open, or staying with villagers who have no plumbing, central heating, or even furniture as we think of it. I believe I need to keep doing this as it keeps me grounded and it gives me persecutive on the crazy consumerist society I come from. The photo of me was taken after a week in the mountains, sunburnt, unshaven and happy. Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian R. Campbell is a recognized Canadian business valuation authority, having authored books used by lawyers, experts and Canadian Courts in business valuation litigation matters. He currently is developing http://StockResearchPortal.com, a Resource Research website that provides investment research data on the approximate 1,600 mining and oil & gas companies listed on the Toronto and Toronto Venture Stock Exchanges. Mr. Campbell is a Fellow of both the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. The latter Institute annually awards a Research Grant in his name. He has provided testimony on business valuation before most Canadian Courts, and for forty years has advised many of Canada's wealthiest families on business valuation related matters.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
I am interested in finding short term trading strategies that result in a positive EV over time, as a way of generating income and personal freedom. On the other hand I enjoy betting games, and view my trading like betting poker hands. The longer term strategy would be to funnel trading profits to solid dividend payers, as a way to cash out of the casino. If you like my work, feel free to contact me.
As of now, I'm using this page to record my ideas and develop my art. I'm no expert, so I expect my ideas to be flawed, but I hope I can learn from others and learn from the failure of my ideas. In everything there's a tuition to always be paid, and I hope I can keep my tuition low by vocalizing my ideas and testing them.
I'll keep my bio short for now... I can always add more if people are interested.
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Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®, has provided personal financial and tax counseling to a sophisticated client base since 1986. After six years with Arthur Andersen, where he was a senior manager for personal financial planning and family wealth planning, he founded his own firm in Hastings on Hudson, New York in 1992. That firm grew steadily and became the Palisades Hudson organization, which moved to Scarsdale, New York in 2002. The firm expanded to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2005, and to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.
Larry received his B.A. in journalism from the University of Montana in 1978, and his M.B.A. in accounting from New York University in 1986. Larry was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press from 1978 to 1986. He covered government, business and legal affairs for the wire service, with assignments in Helena, Montana; Albany, New York; Washington, D.C.; and New York City’s federal courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Larry established the organization’s investment advisory business, which now manages more than $800 million, in 1997. As president of Palisades Hudson, Larry maintains individual professional relationships with many of the firm’s clients, who reside in more than 25 states from Maine to California as well as in several foreign countries. He is the author of Financial Self-Defense for Unmarried Couples (Currency Doubleday, 1995), which was the first comprehensive financial planning guide for unmarried couples. He also is the editor and publisher of Sentinel, a quarterly newsletter on personal financial planning.