I am a 30-year veteran of the bond market. My career began at the Open Market Desk of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the significant majority of the subsequent years were spent trading (Treasuries) or selling high grade fixed income product for some of the largest primary dealer firms. I am currently “on the beach” and choose to remain in contact with the bond business via my blog (http://acrossthecurve.com/). Thanks in advance to all who contribute, and since this is a work in progress, I invite constructive criticism regarding the structure and format of my blog (http://acrossthecurve.com/). John can be contacted at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) Visit John's blog, Across the Curve (http://acrossthecurve.com/) Follow John on Twitter: @acrossthecurve
Getting positioned to retire, I got interested in investing and benefited from all the advice and opinions available from Seeking Alpha and other sources. An admitted novice, I am not interested in publishing articles.
I have invested in stocks for over 40 years, but know only a little about bonds and bond funds.
Retirement is imminent.
I am a career government employee-federal, county, municipal, school boards.
I've worked 16 years in senior-related services including 9 in social security.
I'm an individual investor who has been investing for over 20 years. I am semi-retired and focused on creating a portfolio that will return enough to meet my needs with as little risk as possible.
* Wall Street motto: Panic first, ask questions later ...
* The only perfect hedge is in a Japanese garden.
* Never confuse brains with a bull market.
* The market can stay irrational longer than most can stay solvent
* Date cash flow/marry net worth
I spent 34 years in the banking and financial markets in NYC. I held Series 7, 72, 63, and 24 Licenses. I know the fixed-income market inside and out and enjoy investing in both bonds and equities. My undergrad degree is in economics, and I am proficient in the management of the Treasury function of banks and corporations.