Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs. Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy. Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc. Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client. Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.
I am from Italy and that is where I live now after spending the best part of a decade in London.
I work in technology developing software for the financial industry mostly using Java.
I am an occasional investor, normally keen on Apple but also on QQQ, IBB, some other ETFs and some Italian companies such Telecom Italia, Enel, Unicredit, Juventus.
I believe that there is a fine line between trading and investing and my time horizon and holding period varies from a few weeks to a few months.
I normally buy or sell plain shares although sometimes I venture into options.
I like selling covered calls on index ETFs such as QQQ and IBB.