John Cofran is a professional individual investor and money manager with 23+ years experience, and over $15,000,000 in assets under management. He is a former Pricewaterhouse auditor with degrees in Finance, Accounting and Economics from Boston College. In addition to building several highly successful private businesses over the last decade, John has also served as President and CFO of several international businesses. A value investor, currently he is focusing on high margin of safety opportunities through a variety of conservative investment strategies. John's unique discipline and experience has allowed him to produce returns that far exceed the market, his peers and most world-renowned asset managers over the last decade.
Work in the oil and gas industry performing land work for E&P companies as well as consult with high net worth clients on A&D of mineral/royalty and non-op working interest [mostly in Texas].
I am in my mid twenties and split my investing strategy between the Energy sector [because of it's familiarity] and dividend growth stocks.
Relatively new to "active" personal investing. Focus is on accumulating large cap, quality stocks with a combination of both high yield and growth prospects.
Currently own: AAPL. SN, KORS, ACAS, DIS, V
Watching: SBUX, UA, NKE, LULU, DFS, DPS, MA, COP, EOG, PNRA, CMG, FLT, EXR
I am an Independent investor who enjoys learning from other investors. I do have a B.S. in Finance and 12 years of financial experience in trading and investing. I try to keep up with a wide variety of North American and European equities. I engage in both short term and long term investing positions. I desire to learn more on hedging tactics using currency forward contracts, options and futures' contract's.
I consider my investing strategy as both Value & Growth since both strategies share similarities. I am not a financial adviser and their fore expect that no one will take investment advice from my commentary, blogs or investment ideas.
I live in Phoenix, AZ. I am building my own portfolio for long term income and growth and currently maintain about 55 positions of stock and options, mutual funds and ETFs. I maintain a shopping list of over 100 stocks that I monitor on almost a daily basis. I spend 4 to 6 hours per day researching my existing holdings and my shopping list of stocks. My current TTM performance is between 10% and 11%; and my performance goal is to stay within a 10% to 15% average return.
I am a tactical investor based on underlying fundamentals and technical analysis.
A small portion of my portfolio activity consists of trading options on growth stocks.
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