Firat Uenlue is currently residing in Germany. His book titled 'Beyond Chimerica: Understanding the Dynamics' was published in 2011. Born to Kurdish parents in Istanbul, Turkey his family moved to Germany when he was just four years old. In Germany he benefited from the generous education system and the friendliness of its people. Later on he graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Würzburg in 'Modern China'. He also spent time studying at China's famous Peking University, the National Taiwan University in Taipei and Yonsei University in Seoul. He speaks seven languages and has travelled extensively through Asia and Europe and believes that careful study as well as on the ground knowledge is needed in order to fully assess the region.
David Wolf is Managing Director, Global China Practice, at Allison+Partners, a San Francisco-based public relations firm. David has two decades of experience in China helping American, Chinese, and European clients manage complex communications challenges including market entry, policy and regulatory issues, new market entry, corporate reorganization, and crisis recovery.
David spent seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wolf Group Asia (WGA), a Beijing-based strategic corporate communications advisory firm, prior to its acquisition by Allison+Partners at the end of 2012. WGA won both client and industry accolades and was named Asia-Pacific Boutique Consultancy of the Year by SABRE/Holmes Report in June 2012.
David has lived in China since 1995 and now divides his time between Beijing and Los Angeles. David holds a Masters degree in International Management from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. He maintains a weblog named Silicon Hutong (http://www.siliconhutong.com).
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Chairman, Taylor Asset Management, Inc.
Chicago based investment manager specializing in small cap, niche opportunities for investors with a multi-year time horizon. Focus areas include natural resources, real estate, emerging markets.
I am 63 years old and have a Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy. My BA was in Mathematics; my MA's are in Public Administration and Marriage and Family Therapy.
I was a USAF pilot for six years and had a 20 year career in medical sales before returning to school in order to learn my present profession. Other people handled my portfolio until 1995 when I took responsibility for it myself. I discovered that nobody cares about its health and well-being more than I do!
What I can add to these discussions is my knowledge of human nature and how that affects our buying and selling of securities. As a marriage therapist, I am well versed in the patterns that we follow over and over and how those affect our lives and our portfolios.
Michael J. Clark was born and raised in Sinclair, Wyoming. He is a poet, novelist, artist, historian, and market analyst.
He began investing in 1985. He read ˜The Technical Analysis of Stock Trends" by Edwards and Magee and was hooked. From 1985-1987 he made astonishing gains in the stock market; and then stocks collapsed in 1987. Since then he has been attempting to 'solve the stock market', with many failures and some successes. The system he developed, called CGTS, Clark's Gate Timining System, is algorithm-based. What this fancy word means is that he proposes a series of necessary steps based on technical analysis propositions, which, when met, trigger trading signals. His four main trading systems are up a combined 31% for 2015.
From his website:
Now that QE is supposedly ending, markets are already becoming more tradable, with opportunities to make money on both long and short trades at the same time. QE tended to make all boats rise, except precious metals. This made it more difficult to play the short side of the markets. Now, both sides seem to be more accessible to successful trades. This will also be more of a challenge for investors. The FED will have to eventually abandon the markets to their own destinies, and stop spending trillions to protect investors AND corporations from their mistakes. As this begins to happen (I am not sure it has happened yet), informed advice will become even more necessary for investors.
Rules of Investment
Rule #1: Never go against the trend. The majority is often wrong; but the minority is often wrong also. The sticky issue with this advice is at transition points, at which a Bull Market turns into a Bear Market or vice-versa. Big Money often anticipates and/or causes this transition. So pay attention to what Big Money is really doing, not what they say they are doing.
Rule #2: You don’t need a broker who makes his living off of your money. Most brokerage firms buy a position in a stock quietly and slowly. When the stock has appreciated significantly they add the stock to their buy recommendations. Then they begin selling their position while they are encouraging their clients to buy the stock. Most firms never issue sell recommendations. If they do, beware: they are probably trying to buy your stock after a huge sell-off.
Rule #3: Watch your own emotions because they are often signaling something. When fear turns to greed and visions of unlimited wealth, we are probably near a top in a trade and we should get ready to sell. When hope and denial turn to fear and visions of an unlimited loss, we are probably approaching a bottom in a trade. (See Rule #1 however.)
Rule #4: Trade with a system to complement your gut reactions. Follow the system no matter what, even if it means taking a loss. Don’t get lazy with your money and sink into denial. Use a system to help you refrain from 'playing a hunch'.
Rule #5: HEDGE YOUR PORTFOLIO AGAINST LOSSES. How does one do this? By having a balanced portfolio of long and short positions. But have a system that signals both long and short positions, and keep your portfolio balanced around 50% long and 50% short. This may seem to contradict Rule #1. It does not. When something is in a long trend, something else is in a short trend. Find what is long and what is short. If stocks are long, gold or oil may be short. Use ETFs and options to help establish this portfolio balance. Our system gives trading signals every day for both long and short positions.
More information on CGTS is available at:
His fine arts portfolio can be found at the following address:
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Those interested in his book "Turn Out the Lights", a description of the metaphysical causes of the 2008 financial meltdown, can access the draft at:
Michael Clark has retired after working 30 years in academia, relocated to Hanoi, Vietnam for six years, and has returned to America in 2014.
Wisdom vs. Information does not imply that I believe I am wise; I humbly seek to distinguish between plentiful information and rare wisdom. I am a reformed lawyer and serial entrepreneur, with a few years of oil and gas industry experience as well. I am a disruption nerd, constanly searching for innovation that will be disruptive. Evolved computing and chips and software that enable "The Cloud" transition are my current focus.
Ecology must mesh with economics to be relevant. Pollution is a natural byproduct of all plant and animal activity; increasing pollution by increasing consumption while-fighting-pollution is the history of the last 30 years. Consumption is worse for the ecology than pollution.
The greatest gift God (mother nature, evolution, The Allspark, whatever one chooses to worship) gave us is free will: fight for it by using it! No one can 'give' you freedom.
Boutique state-registered RIA, specializing in (1) liability driven investment strategies and (2) an active investment strategy focused primarily on macro, small/micro cap, and distressed opportunities.