George Gutowski (http://seekingalpha.com/by/author/george-gutowski/) has over twenty years of financial and investor relations experience. During this time he has developed an interest in how companies explain themselves and at times confuse the marketplace. He has written a book entitled Financial Self Defense for Investors. Published by Insomniac Press, the book is a self defense primer for investors who do not want to be cheated. Read George's blog: http://financialskeptic.wordpress.com (http://financialskeptic.wordpress.com/)
I am 64 and I am an active Trader in the Equity and Option markets. I bought my first shares of stock (4 shares of VMC) at age 10. I have and continue to use a combination of both Fundamental and Technical analysis. I specialize with Pivot Points & Technical Analysis Crossovers.
Value investor with a portfolio that includes biotech, steel, ETFs, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail, supply chain and gold. I have worked and have expertise in the hospitality, retail, hotel, biotech and supply chain sectors. My strategy is to invest for the long term but I do hedge with some option plays on occasion.
81 years old and counting.
PhD in Biochem, minor Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill.
MS Analytical Chem, St. Joseph's. (evening college).
BSc Chem, PCPS, now USP Philadelphia.
Hobby: Neurophysiological basis of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
More-or-less self-taught individual small investor, who started late.
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