MarketWatch and Wall St. Journal columnist Herb Greenberg is broadly respected for his work in uncovering corporate flaws that aid the individual investor to "avoid getting taken for a very uncomfortable ride or being just plain bamboozled". Based in San Diego, the veteran financial journalist is also a frequent guest on CNBC. Visit: Herb Greenberg's Market Blog (http://blogs.marketwatch.com/greenberg/)
MarketWatch and Wall St. Journal columnist Herb Greenberg is broadly respected for his work in uncovering corporate flaws that aid the individual investor to "avoid getting taken for a very uncomfortable ride or being just plain bamboozled". Based in San Diego, the veteran financial journalist is also a frequent guest on CNBC.
Visit: Herb Greenberg's Market Blog (http://blogs.marketwatch.com/greenberg/)
Alex spent 14 years at Smith Barney as VP of Investments In New York and Houston Texas. He is an avid individual investor and a former Senior executive at a Silicon Valley Shipping Company. He lives in Southern California with his Wife and 3 children. He now Consults on Real Estate Investments and Cash Flow.
I worked for the federal government and have now retired. I worked in Asia twice, Europe twice, and once behind the "iron curtain". My job was to gather info and submit reports, mostly dull. I was often referred to being an oxymoron. I studied several languages, Spanish, British, German, Russian, and Vietnamese, plus their history, laws, and culture. I have worked and lived in two countries that are countries no longer. The people are sitll there, doing better, just changed citizenship. My job# was 971A-H and sometimes 972A. Enjoyed the work and people I met. Would do it again if needed. I have a BS degree in math and computers, helps me think using logic.
64 years young, retired. Have been researching, educating, and investing for over 25 years. Started with nothing and have been fortunate.
I don't subscribe to fee newsletters but do research extensively. Primarily stocks and ETP in five independent portfolios for estate and ease of management reasons, at least for me. I trust my fundamental research and both western and candlestick charting ability. I am satisfied with a total of 22 to 44 stocks/ETP at any given moment across all portfolios. I avoid more. I will be heavy in one or more sector or asset group for a period of good return although my instincts tell me not to do it but keeping personal emotions out of my analysis make it a prosperous engagement.
My total return and projected income at age 71 1/2 are looking good especially with the volatile markets. My strategy is basic positional and do hold for years doubling and tripling some positions' mkt value along with a good annual dividend / units yield with high single digit and mid dbl digit annual div and unit increase. Total portfolios' return 5 yr 264%, 3 yr 82%, 1 yr 13.75%.
With the mks so high, patience is key to reentering the mkts with new value growth position after taking some off the table.
At some point, after RMD i will reduce risk and continue to not speculate. Even if i had $100 million i would not speculate.
I did day trade for several years with futures and commodities in the early-mid 90s but ceased due to stress, risk and amount of time to keep abreast of derivatives.
Patience and accurate risk-reward v time are key characteristics of my strategy(ies).
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I am from Franklin Lakes NJ. I graduated from the University of Miami with a Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree of Real Estate Development. I currently live in Miami and work at Momentum Trading Group in Fort Lauderdale.