The Jaded Consumer (pseudonym) has master's and doctorate degrees in fields related to health policy and policy analysis, and routinely assists small businesses operating in fields characterized by complex or uncertain regulation. TJC believes that an investment produces enduring returns when backed by compelling reasons that profitability and competitive position can be maintained over time in the face of competitors eager to succeed in the same markets. TJC views real-world markets as ordinary human institutions subject to common mistakes and fears, and is eager to invest in companies whose businesses appear to be widely misunderstood in ways that discount their apparent future performance.
I worked over 40 years as a lead job shop Machinist in the I.A.M. ( international association of machinist) and the United Steelworkers of America . I currently work for my home town school district as a Maintenance Craftsman. ( when things break I make a new one and fix it) The stock market has been a lifetime hobby of mine. The stock market perplexes me because, it is one of the only things I can not rewire, weld, braze, solder, machine, re plumb, re-pin, re-key, tear apart or rebuild to try to fix the irrational crazy way it operates day to day. :)
I enjoy reading S.A. which has an intelligent group of Authors and post from the community.
I may not be able to "fix" the stock market but this community has done a good job of fixing my portfolio. Thank you to all of you Regards Rick Whitaker and pup Cody
I'm married to a wonderful lady for near 23 years and a father of 4 children who have, as of yet, successfully avoided incarceration for which I am extremely grateful.
I've been actively, however not very successfully, investing since 2000 and am now focused on dividend paying stocks, hoping to generate a retirement cash flow. Do not take any suggestions I may make about a stock, as my track record so far has been less than desirable.
I am learning, and with the more conservative approach I am now taking, I hope to amend the above comments.