Electrical Engineer and private investor. I reside in the heart of Miyazaki, Nippon (Japan) about half time, and in my 727 home in Oregon, America, the other half (AirplaneHome.com, HikoukiIe.com, and AirplaneHome.com/Images/CoyMediaPagesCatalog.html). I'm 66 years of age (as of 2016).I seem to be chronically incapable of conveying concepts concisely. For those who suffer through my rambling, redundant, and serpentine rhetoric, my sincere apologies. I do perceive that my composition desperately needs to be more efficient, so I'll try to make it so.I'm also incompetent in most facets of the technology areas I invest in. I'm a good circuit design engineer, but I know precious little about integrated circuit fabrication technology and many other specialities. So I depend upon others, mostly here on Seeking Alpha, who have direct experience in areas where I have little or none. The bread which appears on my table (and the jetliner which resides in my yard) arrived largely on the shoulders of those who contribute here and others from past times, and I'm genuinely grateful for their energetic and community minded generosity.In an effort to improve perspective, I try to keep two key long term cyber system goals in mind as I try to judge whether a firm possesses a clear vision of the future. The first is the Smoking Hairy Golf Ball, an idealized liquid helium cooled semiconductor sphere with wire connections on its surface, envisioned long ago as the final stage of evolution for maximum performance solid state electronics systems. The second, and most important, is a HAL-9000 algorithm, that is, conscious life creating software. Setting aside considerations of whether it's wise to pursue that second goal, firms which steer themselves toward either or both of these goals, in the context of developing their more ordinary products, are, in my view, likely to be lucrative. And for the record, I suspect a HAL-9000 algorithm will prove to be wonderfully positive for humanity. If we develop and manage the technology wisely and compassionately...In my view some firms are moving, step by tiny step, toward one or both of these milestones.I'm eager to hear constructive and civil criticism, so please don't hesitate to offer your suggestions.Itsu made mo, genki de ite kudasai (Be healthy and, by implication, happy forever please), Bruce
I operate a small hedge fund for family members and friends. The portfolio is valued oriented, un-levered, and has concentrated long positions. The fund has no management fee. And charge a 20% fee on returns above 6% (Hurdle Rate). I write investor letters every half year.
Retired businessman former Mortgage Banker now individual investor who does the due diligence himself. Educated in field of Finance and school of hard knocks. Enjoy bantering with other investors and sharing insights. For relaxation I enjoy being a gym rat.
Company President, publisher of online workplace training. Over the past 40 have headed a CPA firm, founded an early-tech business services enterprise, acquired and ran a software company, and founded my current business in the Software as a Service space.
I love tech, and I'm usually overweight in tech stocks. I frequently take options positions, again usually in tech stocks. I need to stay abreast of technology for my business so I'm comfortable with my lack of portfolio diversification; maybe a little too comfortable.
University of Florida Graduate - (BSBA - Finance, 2015 / MS Entrepreneurship, 2016 / MS Real Estate, 2016)
Currently working as an analyst for IP Capital Partners, a value-add private equity fund specializing in Class A Commercial Office Buildings in major Florida markets. Located in Boca Raton, Florida.
Aspiring entrepreneur. I love the idea of being able to create value from the comfort of your own home (or the beach for that matter). I'd like to ultimately get into venture capital and angel investing.
Love all things tech. Love nightlife. Love the outdoors.
I'm a former software engineer (now a small business owner). In my previous vocation, I worked on spreadsheets and databases, and I developed an affinity for number crunching. I've been invested in stocks for 20 years, but really only actively managing my portfolio for the last 10 or so. I generally prefer to mitigate risk in the form of dividends to provide some return while I grit my teeth at the ups and downs of the market, although I will invest in tech growth stocks if I envision a long term trend (e.g. Mobile devices, Robotics, 3D printing, renewable energy, etc.).
Background: F. Martin Koenig has over 30 years experience in investment management with Chase Manhattan, AIG Global Investors, Mitsubishi Bank, Integrity Mutual Funds, and his own firm, which has focused largely on hedge funds. He moved the Integrity Technology Fund from a * STAR to ***** STAR rating in just 3 years. In the early 1980s, he also co-developed the StockPickerUSA.com approach to investing with Dr. Constantin Bilciu who has his PhD in Computer Science. Koenig Advisors-StockPickerUSA.com seeks to improve the reward/risk ratio of portfolios. We use a multifactor approach to select attractive issues to buy and unattractive issues to sell; placing emphasis on valuation, price momentum + mean reversion, and future earnings characteristics. We also dynamically vary the %cash or %short exposure using proprietary models.
Formerly (fall 2003- spring 2007), Mr. Koenig was Chief Economist and Senior Portfolio Manager with Integrity Mutual Funds, Inc. Prior to joining Integrity, he was Chairman of Koenig Advisors Inc., and Koenig Capital Investment Inc., the sole General Partner of New World NT Fund, L.P. Since 1982, acting as a consultant and otherwise, Mr. Koenig has assisted in the start-up of a number of investment management firms, including the turn key start-up of Mitsubishi Bank Trust Company of New York in mid-1987. He is generally known for his expertise in this area. In late 1987, Mr. Koenig joined the recently formed AIG Global Investors as Managing Director, becoming Co-Chairman of the Global Stock Selection Committee. He concurrently served as Chief Investment Advisor to Mitsubishi Bank. In 1989 F. Martin Koenig Advisors commenced operations as a private proprietorship with less than 15 clients, retaining the Mitsubishi relationship until 1991. Koenig Advisors is successor to this proprietorship. Mr. Koenig began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank. He advanced to Senior Portfolio Executive, Vice President, Division Manager, and member of the Portfolio Strategy Group, with direct responsibility for about $1 billion (impacting $7 billion) in assets under management. While working at Chase Investors Management Corporation, Mr. Koenig developed the first generation version of StockPickerUSA.com (SM). Mr. Koenig graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree with concentration in finance and accounting, and received his MBA in investments at the American University, graduating at the top of the class. He is also a founding Director and past President of both the New York and National Option and Futures Societies. Mr. Koenig is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts, where he was unanimously cited as “Volunteer of the Year” in 1994