I am a retired accountant, investing in all varieties of instruments. I started investing on my own account in 1982. I have made money on a consistent basis. However I lost everything that i owned in 1987, but on the flip side, I sold UK property in 2006 and sold all stocks and shares in August 2007. You should only loose your shirt once in your lifetime! I do not purport to be a professional investor; however the 'Pros' nearly all have a vested interest in selling their firms, services or investments and this makes much of their advice tainted. If I write it is an unbiased personal opinion and should not be taken as investment advice. I was originally a golf pofessional but qualified as an accountant in 2003. I am now retired and no longer have a practicing certificate in accountancy.
C.T. Wu, PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
-- President and Chief Investment Officer, Harmonic Growth Capital Management LLC, Santa Clara, Cailifornia
Had worked in the Networking industry for 30 years. Also, a 20-year veteran in the field of Business Model Optimization research. Currently focus on providing Portfolio Research services to Charitable Foundations and Accredited Investors in Silicon Valley.
Overworked and underpaid university maths teacher.
The outrageous low volatility (VIXtermination) since 2013 tells me that people are convinced that the Fed has their backs despite all the turmoil in the world.
Looking forward to the end of the Fed punchbowl and a return to markets based on fundamentals.