I am a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. I am on our campus’s Institutional Review Board, which must conclude that proposed studies involving human subjects are conducted ethically and are designed well enough so that any risks involved are justified by the likely benefits obtained. I teach about analytical reasoning, leadership skills, reconciling apparently incompatible positions, designing, implementing, and evaluating policies, and how to critically evaluate competing health claims based on the samples studied and methods of data collection and analysis used. Most of my investments involve owning medical industry stocks.
Part time investor part time consultant. Recently left corporate life due to my company being acquired. Trying to build nest egg including biotech investing with about 25% of portfolio. Not a day trader, occasional swing trader. I find Seeking Alpha quite informative as a resource (especially the comments and stock talks) and I am learning much about biotech investing in general - I find it interesting and very treacherous at the same time! I have already made the common rookie mistakes - chasing and being too optimistic for example. But it is fun looking for mis-priced opportunities particularly in thinly traded micro caps. Significant reward is possible if you can tolerate the risk.
Aside from biotech - which I currently find the most interesting, I am also invested in BDCs, REITs, tech stocks, precious metals, mutual funds and commercial real estate.
carefully investing but more often investigating; have had 6 decades of remembered losses in both public markets and private placements. Still a board member of a nonprofit and still holding shares in companies seeded long ago but not yet having reached their investor exits. Trying to be thoughtful about investments and enjoying the experience. Becoming less current all the time, likely finding me to be a doddering old fuddy duddy for anyone reading what I post here.