Professional trader & portfolio manager, from 1975 - 2001. Now a private investor, skills coach, and investor advocate. It gives me great satisfaction to teach small investors the same strategies that I used with my high net worth clients as a private wealth manager. It may be a cliche, but giving something back to the community is more rewarding to me than helping very rich people get even richer.
Seen it all...career military, grad degree in appl math, phd in blunders! then with all the usual suspects, UBS, Merrill even Stanford Financial when Boston Chicken, WCOM, LU, SUNW, Q and even Stanford CD's were a raving buy. Ducked most of them except WAMU and DCS (Dreman Claymore CEF probably about 120% in banks in 2008). Oh well. Offset by ARCAF, MSB several times, FGF, TRF, RVT. EMF and straight muni insureds in 2001.
Respect many of the studied opinions of Alpha.
Hello... I'm Robert "Doc" Garza.
I'm a RIA in Irving Texas and co-owner of Mainstay Financial Group, LLC.
I have worked in the Financial industry for the last 17 years and just recently went independent.
So any advice anyone can offer.... would be greatly appreciate. :)
And dispite my avatar... I don't really consider myself a bearish investor... I just like polar bears... they're magestic animals.
Thanks for reading.
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1400 W. Irving Blvd; Suite 304
Irving, TX 75061