James A. Kostohryz has accumulated over twenty years of experience investing and trading virtually every asset class across the globe.Kostohryz started his investment career as an analyst at one of the US's largest asset management firms covering sectors as diverse as emerging markets, banking, energy, construction, real estate, metals and mining. Later, Kostohryz became Chief Global Strategist and Head of International Investments for a major investment bank. Kostohryz currently manages his own investment firm, specializing in proprietary trading and institutional portfolio management advisory.Born in Mexico, Kostohryz grew up between south Texas and Colombia, has lived and worked in nine different countries, and has traveled extensively in more than 50 others. Kostohryz actively pursues various intellectual interests and is currently writing a book about the impact of culture on economic development. He is a former NCAA and world-class decathlete and has stayed active in a variety of sports.Kostohryz graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Harvard Law School.You can receive custom delivery of all of Mr. Kostohryz's published work on Seeking Alpha, The Street, and other media, as well as exclusive material, by following the link below. It is absolutely free:http://jameskostohryz.com/subscribe/You may connect with Mr. Kostohryz via the following social networks:Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jameskostohryzTwitter: https://twitter.com/jameskostohryzGoogle+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102088431710750155094/aboutWhen connecting, be sure to identify yourself as a Seeking Alpha reader.
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Interested in conventional large cap dividend stocks, precious metals, rare earths, military/defense industry, agricultural commodities, water utilities, biotechnology, as well as indexed passive mutual funds and the occasional below-the-radar nano cap stock with the potential to move rapidly within their specialized field. Other interests include world history, chess, bridge, English football, and hiking in national parks. Education MSEE, worked throughout the defense and satellite industries.
Long these diamond-in-the-rough stocks (volatile short-term but with massive long-term potential) - NVEC (electron spin memory and sensors), TMRC (heavy rare earths), MLLOF (light rare earths), SZSMF (junior silver miner moving to mid-tier).
Long these conventional stocks (dividend holdings) - T, VZ, CTL, JNJ, GILD, PFE, MRK, GE, CMI, UTX, LMT, NOC, BA, HON, UPS, UNP, TRN, WFC, V, VIRT, NYCB, NEM, HL, AA, PG, WMT, COST, LVS, SBUX, PCG, AWK, CWCO, XOM, CVX, SLB, VLO, MSFT, INTC, and AAPL.
Long these conventional mutual funds (core holdings) - FBIOX (biotech active fund), MINDX (India active fund), FUSVX (large cap passive fund).
An investor with circa 30 years of professional, managerial and financial experience, gathered through both private-individual activities as well as asset management type of roles.
I'm involved in running a leveraged fixed-income, absolute return, hedge fund that aims at providing its investors with double-digit returns, per annum. The fund runs a fast, frequent and furious trading strategy and it focuses on the very short term. Definitely not a Buy & Hold!
I'm also advising and consulting to private individuals, mostly HNWI that I had been serving through many years of working within the private banking, wealth management and asset management arenas. This activity focuses on the long run and it's mostly based on a Buy & Hold strategy.
Risk management is at the very core of our essence and while we normally take LONG-naked positions, we constantly hedge our positions, in order to protect the downside, that usually occurs at times when you least expect that to take place...
I cover all asset-classes though mostly focusing on cash cows and high dividend paying "machines" that may generate high (total) returns: Interest-sensitive, income-generating, instruments, e.g. Bonds, REITs, BDCs, Preferred Shares, MLPs, etc. combined with a variety of high-risk, growth and value stocks.
I believe and invest for the long run but I'm very minded of the short run too. While it's possible to make a massive-quick "kill", here and there, good things usually come in small packages; so do returns. Therefore, I (hope but) don't expect my investments to double in value over a short period of time. I do, however, aim at an annual double-digit returns on average, preferably on an absolute basis, i.e. regardless of markets' returns and directions.
Timing is Everything! While investors can't time the market, I believe that this applies only to the long term. In the short-term (a couple of months) one can and should pick the right moment and the right entry point, based on his subjective-personal preferences, risk aversion and goals. Long-term, strategy/macro, investment decisions can't be timed while short-term, implementation/micro, investment decision, can!
When it comes to investments and trading I believe that the most important virtues are healthy common sense, general wisdom, sufficient research, vast experience, strive for excellence, ongoing willingness to learn, minimum ego, maximum patience, ability to withstand (enormous) pressure/s, strict discipline and a lot of luck!...