I worked as an independent economic consultant before I retired. My economic opinions were sought out by those who had heard that my use of Austrian economic analysis had resulted in some very accurate predictions. Unfortunately, the number of Austrian economists in Australia can be counted on one hand. The current situation is so hostile that it has proven impossible to get economics articles based on Austrian economics published. Still, we do our best.
Charterred Accountant in Canada
Was a professional in the investment business in Canada in corporate finance, as a security analyst, as a stockbroker, founded a short term, technical analysis based trading fund and ran it for 5 years, retired in 1994.
Played golf until arthritis ended my ability to play
In 2011 resumed my trading system, is now a work in progress.
Am presently trading ETF's, stocks and options, go long, short and hedge
As an independent trader, I focus on tradeable advice across a wide range of financial products and markets. After several years of short-term trading I now find the real challenge is to take a trade guided by macro views and only pick those trades that fit my trading personality. As a Psychologist I see the investment and trading world as a mirror of mass psychology and sentiment. Any ideas expressed are solely for educational and informational purposes.
Currently living in Boston, MA. Have undergrad degrees in Economics and Supply Chain & Information System, and a Master's Degree in Finance with a quantitative emphasis. I have a multifaceted investment/trading approach that involves a high concentration of monthly income paying securities, a position of core holdings that have liquid options that I use to manage my risk basis, and a smaller component devoted to speculative holdings and precious metals.
I am also an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran having served in the Air Force, and managed resources in excess of $15 Billion during combat operations.
Dave Burwell is a Vice President with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies. Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
President and CEO of Role1 (www.role1.com), delivering sustainable high performance consulting, coaching, capital and mastery solutions to CEOs, CXOs, owners and executives within start-up to global enterprises. 30 years in the high-tech and other industries as CEO, owner, senior strategy, marketing and sales executive. Great CEOs, owners and executives create great companies, which then become great investments. We work to improve the performance of CEOs and their companies, creating higher-value, more sustainable investments. My passion is enabling leaders and their companies to consistently move to the next levels of sustainable high performance. Faster.
Upon receiving my Masters degree in Music from Connecticut's Hartt School of Music, I took a job at a local Friendly's serving ice cream, where I perfected the disgruntled, comatose look, as seen in the photo at left. As a first-time participant in the American economy by way of fast-food, I noted the vileness and squalor into which our country was plummeting.
Now, as an SA commentator, I look forward to multiplying my earnings, once I get some, and settling down as a prime member of society, living out my remaining years in the luxury every red-blooded American deserves.
I currently live in a barn with my saxophones, watching America decline around me.
I am retired from Fresno County. I like to blog and comment on financial matters. I knew of the housing bubble in late 2005, way before Cramer. I believe that the central banking establishment set up excessive and damaging credit vehicles both for investors and for borrowers. Investors were swindled but no one goes to jail. Borrowers were given so much easy money that the loans themselves pushed the value of houses up to unsustainable heights. It is worthwhile to "fight" the lending abuses peacefully, with education and through legal means where possible.
I am not an investment counselor nor am I an attorney so my views are not to be considered investment advice. It seems from my understanding of the economy, that folks who fight the Fed are fighting a force that is powerful, capable of keeping interest rates low, etc.