Jeffrey Dow Jones is the managing editor for Alpine Advisor. He has previously worked for PaineWebber/UBS and Ford Motor Credit Company, and he spent the last decade co-managing a group of hedge funds. He holds a degree in Business Economics with a specialization in Computer Programming from The University of California - Los Angeles. He publishes a free weekly newsletter at AlpineAdvisor.info.
I am 60 and have been investing for 35 years with varying degrees of success. I have around 50 stocks. I'm thinking about moving a significant amount of my portfolio over to ETFs and getting a better asset allocation into bonds when the time is right.
Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
I've created software for fortune 500 companies, both started and contributed to multiple start ups, and taught macroeconomic theory as a supervised undergraduate teacher. Obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Economics in 2013.