Age 67, high school and self educated. Retired after 38 years with one of the largest financial services companies in the world. Handle my own portfolio on-line since 2002 before retirement in 2008. I am a momentum investor 100% equities, stocks only, now only mid to high dividend payers with 10% mad money which is in cash. When first took over portfolio lucked into precious metals and energy for major gains for years until I learned serious lessons in 2008-9. As a Canadian have been big in REITS, metals and minerals and energy. Often played Canadian Banks as short or day trades with great success. Blackberry was my first substantial tech investment so as "Sgt. Shultz" used to say "I know nothing" about it (technical aspects). I would consider my expertise if one would call it that, having a knowledge of the momentum of a stock based on every word (and the numbers although not a strength of mine) written about it, including the company itself. Also, always understand completely what the company does and what it needs to do to increase in value. I track almost daily over 200 companies entering their movement and any forecasts and opinions of recognized rating entities and any individuals who make sense.
Just an average investor... primarily in American equity and bonds.
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Long history in International Management. Born in Dresden a lo...ng time ago, have lived in Vienna, London, and for 24 years in Tokyo. Speak fluent Japanese and German. Since 1990, have been a licensed Realtor/Broker, and since 1990 have done some $140 Million in real estate transactions, mostly in luxury condos in Honolulu & Maui. Details at www.honoluluandmaui.com.
Unfortunately, I am NOT filthy rich (where oh where did I go wrong?), but my wife Yasuko and I are comfortably off, and I do play around in the market, mostly in the hi-tech sectors. We live
in a Kaka'ako hi-rise condo (Ko'olani), spend part of the year in our Scottsdale second home.
We have three kids and four grandchildren (two in Tokyo and two in Brooklyn). We do travel
quite a bit (Tokyo; London; and the US mainland), and we enjoy our semi-retired status.
If you are bound for Hawaii, email me ahead of time, and we can share some pupus and maitais.
Full time trader/investor. Previously in the High Tech Supply Chain Mgmt Field with over 25 years of experience. Interested in stock portfolio mgmt and finance , started as a hobby and is turning into more of an obsession. Travel often due to the lack of a corporate obligation tying me down.
I've been an active investor for over 30 years and love to research stocks, businesses and markets. Professionally, I am a graduate engineer, worked in many businesses throughout my career and currently operate my own market research business.