I graduated from Boston College (Carroll School of Management -- Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis concentrations), where I was extensively involved with the BC Investment Club (Portfolio Manager and Vice President). After graduating, I worked at a large buyside firm on the energy and consumer teams. I now work on a long/short consumer-focused hedge fund team and as such, no longer publish.
I am LA, a long-time individual investor tired of paying someone else to invest my money. Curious if I could achieve higher returns, I combined my passion for learning with my competitive spirit and opened an on-line investment account with $2,500. Although I don’t work in the financial industry, I am a non practicing CPA which provides me the skills needed to develop my investing abilities. My ultimate goal is to achieve financial freedom and remove it from my bucket list. I created my blog, LA Stock Talk, to record my journey and share what I have learned to help others grow. I plan on churning some stocks and holding others long term based on lessons learned. My journey starts with a few simple rules. First, my strategy will be flexible, I’ll try not to make emotional decisions and will always do my own due diligence and never invest solely on the advice of another. Additionally, I’ll apply lessons learned and will remain level headed as the market swings each day. I hope my articles are helpful to everyone that reads them but it is important that everyone does their own due diligence and does not buy or sell stocks based on LA’s opinions or stock picks.
Former global executive and strategic consultant to Fortune 50 global corporations! Started as a Financial Analyst for a top Wall Street brokerage company. A couple of Masters Degrees in Quant Methods/ Mgmt Science and MBA in Finance and Professional Accounting.
Dave Burwell is a Senior Associate with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies.
Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
Individual Investor, active since 1996 w/ an earned masters degree and a fascination with writing about market sentiment with insight into technical analysis, especially as it relates to speculative options trading.