I am currently 45 years old, and I have been interested in investing since I bought my first mutual fund at age 14. I have been an active trader and investor for 30+ years now. Along the way, I have worked in real estate, and as an investment and insurance representative. I am also a Chartered Financial Consultant.
I currently run a Commercial Finance Brokerage.
My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.
"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is."
I tend to invest in high-yield, high-risk, but I believe my purchases are long term holdings.
-- Working as a tax guy in Orange County, CA.
Long-time lurker; hunt and peck typist; helped my uncle look for stock market buys in Cleveland [OH] Plain-Dealer in 1936. WWII veteran. Graduate U of Akron "42 in Economics. 65 year career as Ohio real estate broker. Presently
'confined' to an assisted living community in Lansing MI and enjoying the pleasure Seeking Alpha affords me each week as I look forward to my 94th
birthday next month.
I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus. I earned my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1975. Lester Telser and Milton Friedman were my advisors. I have taught at the University of Washington since 1973. I have also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Bank of Israel, and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.