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.
I began investing shortly before the 2008 crash, and promptly lost around 50% of my retirement money. I really wanted to sell at the lows, but kept my wits and my portfolio rebounded over the next year to be worth a little more than what I started with. I've made many mistakes, but try to avoid repeating them. My biggest mistake seems to be buying great stocks, then selling them for a small profit instead of hanging on for a much larger one.
These are certainly "interesting" times to be investing!
Hi, my name is Dave. Retired Senior Manager after 35 years in Information Technology. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, way back when. I'm managing my retirement dividend growth portfolio with an objective of higher than average current dividend yield coupled with annual dividend growth exceeding the long term rate of inflation. The goal is to use dividends to supplement my pension and Social Security income. I maintain a smaller,taxable growth oriented account to generate capital gains over the medium term to periodically refill a safe bank account for additional spending.
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I am the Managing Director of a London based asset manager focused on financials. I have circa ten years of experience as a commercial banks analyst working for London investment banks and global hedge funds. I hold a double degree in Business Law and Economics and an MBA from one of the top 10 business schools.