Joel Smolen is a seasoned hedge fund manager, venture capitalist and chief executive who has been creating value for clients and investors for over forty years. He is currently CEO of Axion Capital Management, LLC and personally manages the Axion Opportunity Fund, which he founded in 2001. Joel also sits on the Board of Directors for AmpliMed Corporation, a biotech drug discovery company founded in 1989, which has multiple drugs in late phase clinical trials. Joel was a pioneer in the metallurgy and emerging electronics industry, and consulted and worked with Intel, Apple, IBM, AMD, and National Semiconductor in the 70’s and 80’s. He founded and was CEO of Applied Molecular Technology Corporation, which was sold to Boliden AB, a billion-dollar European metals company. Prior to that, Joel was founder and CEO of MicroMetallics Corporation, which was sold to Xstrata PLC, (XTA.L) an international metals and mining company with over 20,000 employees in 2008. Joel was also Senior Vice President of LMC Corporation, now part of Sims Metal Management (SMS), a worldwide metals company. Joel also created two business parks, and built over a million feet of office space in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1999 Joel became a registered investment adviser and began concentrating on individual investor and private equity investments. Specialties: Investment opportunities in the technology, commodities, metals and energy, sectors, private equity and wealth advisory services
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
Dan Remy, MBA, is the owner of Remax Financial Services engaged in Business Valuation and Financial Consulting to corporations and high net worth enterpreneurs and investors. He is a former Edward Jones Investment Executive, retired IBM corporate executive for business development, and a former Professor of Economics and Finance at N.Y.I.T., Long Island, NY.
Mr. Remy was the M&A Executive at Volkswagen AG in the acquisition of eight companies to bolster sagging car sales in the mid 1970s. At IBM, he led the startup of the Optical Storage business and was instrumental in the startup and marketing strategy for IBM Global Services shifting IBM market strategy from hardware/software to client services and business consulting. Subsequently, he held Senior Principal Consultant positions at AT&T and Cisco Systems in business analysis and development.
Remax Financial maintains several investment portfolios that are Value and Dividend/Yield driven and optimized for vacillitudes and uncertainty in the current global economics and financial markets. The range of investment vehicles include: MLPs, Investment Trusts (energy+ all sectors), Preferred and common stock, Convertible Stocks/Bonds, ETFs, Corporate and Treasury Bonds, and Hard Asset holdings, The objective is to generate a steady dividend and yield income stream above 10 percent per annum using high Value investments with: low debt; free cash flow; low P/B P/S,and PEG; and, sustained ROE/ROA.
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David is CEO of New Constructs (www.newconstructs.com), an independent research firm that leverages proprietary technology to find key insights from the Financial Footnotes of 10Ks and 10Qs. Having analyzed over 70,000 annual reports and their Financial Footnotes, New Constructs helps protect clients from the red flags/unknowns in SEC filings.
David is a distinguished investment strategist and corporate finance expert. He is a member of FASB's Investors Advisory Committee, and he is author of the Chapter “Modern Tools for Valuation” in The Valuation Handbook (Wiley Finance 2010).
David's insights into the markets and his stock picks have been popular with a wide variety of media outlets.
Professional Equities and Futures Trader. Trading equities for a proprietary trading firm based out of NYC. Equity Trading technique is based on technical analysis and tape reading skills.
Futures trading (primarily e-mini S&P 500) for individual account. The foundation of my /ES trading technique is based on identifying Classical Predictive Paths (Gate Flow) to identify repetitive trading behavior. These repetitive trading patterns appear multiple times a day, everyday, in every time frame.
To learn more about Gate Flow send email to: NTMtrader@gmail.com
81 years old and counting.
PhD in Biochem, minor Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill.
MS Analytical Chem, St. Joseph's. (evening college).
BSc Chem, PCPS, now USP Philadelphia.
Hobby: Neurophysiological basis of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
More-or-less self-taught individual small investor, who started late.
IMHO, Seeking Alpha is THE PREMIUM SITE w/o a peer!