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John D. Thomason  

I am a retired (as of September 2001) IT manager. While I have always followed the markets, during my IT career my market research time was limited. Upon retiring, I have focused full-time on the markets and my own market education and growth. I have evolved my investment/trading strategy over the years to the point that I am comfortable with my approach, both from a suitability standpoint and from a results standpoint. In addition to reading and re-reading numerous investment classics, my education has been augmented by my experience, particularly the market declines of 2000-2002 and 2008-2010. I make money from dividends, occasional stock sales, and option sales, either covered calls or cash-covered puts. I only own ...More
  • Description: Retiree. Trading frequency: Weekly
  • Interests: Developed International Markets, Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Options, REITs, Stocks - long, Stocks - short, Tech stocks
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OPTIMUM STOCK INVESTING NOTE:WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPGRADED EFFECTIVE 12/13/2013 WITH REVISED STOCK RECOMMENDATIONS. Buy-under prices have been raised (grudgingly) in most cases. The purpose of the website is to present one investor's (i.e, myself, John D. Thomason) approach to investing in stocks utilizing a conservative, value-based ...More
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NuStar ($NS) Management 3rd Qtr story accepted, stock up $4 Tuesday. A speculation that may work out. Holding for now. Nov 13, 2013