It is very hard or impossible to time the broad market consistently — there are no famous investors that got rich by consistently knowing what the broad market would do next. This only makes sense, as there are just too many variables in the broad market. But there are many famous investors who got rich analyzing individual securities, and this is where you should put your focus. You can get an edge in individual securities. Joe Springer was the number 1 ranked stock analyst in the world by tipranks.com, and on most days is still ranked in the top 5%. Joe is a Certified Technical Trainer, and enjoys teaching about the stock market as well as managing portfolios. If you would like to follow Joe on Twitter, his handle is @JoeSpringer.
Working and investing in the US since the early 90's. Would be considered conservative having limited myself almost exclusively to mutual funds during much of that time. Now branching out into ETFs, individual stocks and other vehicles. Having grown my hazelnut, now getting a little more adventurous with some "fun" money. Greatest interest is in safe retirement portfolios throwing off useful levels of income with small risk of capital loss.
Developer of an equity switching strategy (STORMM) that uses unique momentum indicators to generate buy and sell signals. Daily comments at: http://hgpolites3.wordpress.com/
Not a professional or licensed trader just managing my own portfolio.
Semi-retired former specialty healthcare software company VP & Product Director, former CIO $500million specialty heath organization, former COO $800million specialty health organization, graduate school lecturer, former consulting company practice development director, currently consulting SW design, IV&V, process engineering, project design, public policy & regulatory analysis.
Investor since 1980's. Individual stocks primarily in healthcare and IT, primarily long term and some IPOs.
Education: Miami University, OH; Ohio State University, Harvard. PMI & IBM Certification Programs.
Author: 5 professional publications