Equities trader. I currently live in California. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: JWard_73
I enjoy investing. I particularly like the ideas presented by William O'Neil (and his disciples). This style in not necessarily for every one (nor every dollar). I use Index ETFs as my core holding with what I hope is good stock picks when I can find them. I also have learned that "The Trend is My Friend" is true.
"He is no fool who gives what he can not keep
to gain that which he can not lose."
--- Jim Elliot Journal entry October 28, 1949
Author EXP is a former Wall Street executive and serves with the goal to assist the small to mid-level investor maneuver through the treacherous waters controlled by Hedge Funds and Market Makers. This is not an easy business. Wall Street trickery is at an "All Time High" these days; brutally fierce and rampant against retail investors. Trading is psychological in nature and can be extremely taxing.
EXP works hard to identify and write about current stock opportunities in the market that can produce some huge gains from disconnects in stock prices. These inefficiencies can be taken advantage of if you can properly identify opportunities, and then manage to act on them before the crowd.
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I'm not athletic but I am competitive. This is a good "sport" to be in. Thinking that I'm smarter than the average bear, I feel that I should be able to do better than the market averages and the big mutual funds.
But, I've been at this a while and have only mixed results to speak of so far. That said, it's been a rough last several years, so I guess I should cut myself some slack.
I'm comfortable with my investment strategy: Essentially LONG, kind of like CANSLIM, but more focused (I think). I have a custom screener that I run daily, looking for financially sound companies that are within 10% of their 52-week high. Then I compile these daily results and look for trends within each of the stocks. I further refine most of my selections that I actually trade on smallcaps, as I tend to think that the volatility will work in my favor.
Investing Methodology: IBD.
IBD investor since 2004. I have read read the books "How To Make Money In Stocks" (HTMMIS) by William O'Neil, "The Successful Investor"; "24 Essential Lessons For Investment Success"; "How to Trade Like Jesse Livermore"; "How I Made $2 Million in the Stock Market" by N. Darvas, "How Legendary Traders Made Millions" and "Monster Stocks" by John Boik. I have also attended IBD Level 1 and 2 Seminars. I also attended a seminar by a former IBD employee who has helped me improve my trading further using IBD's system.
After several years of trading/investing using IBDs system I have seen the profits roll in since 2005. I was in cash in through the majority of the mess in 2008. Since 2009 - 2011 I raked in several 50%+ gains with my best being a 107% gain from RVBD. I exited out of the market in 2/23/11.
Currently - 71% LONG (2/22/12).
Managing Director, MoKa Investors, LLC
Author: The Gilmo Report, www.gilmoreport.com
Merrill Lynch, Beverly Hills, CA, 1991-1994. Financial Consultant
PaineWebber, Inc., Century City, CA 1994-1997. Senior Vice President Investments
William O'Neil + Company, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, 1997-2005. Vice President, Manager of Institutional Services Group, internal proprietary Portfolio Manager, and Chief Market Strategist. Co-author with W.J. O'Neil of "How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short" (Wiley, 2004).
Sierra Capital Investors, Inc., Shingle Springs, CA, 2005-2007. Co-Managing Director and Chief Portoflio Manager
Gil Morales & Company, LLC, Los Angeles, CA. 2007-present. CEO, Author of The Gilmo Report.
MoKa Investors, LLC, Playa del Rey, CA, 2009-present, Co-Managing Director, Co-Principal, co-author of www.VirtueofSelfishInvesting.com. Chief Portfolio Manager.
Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC, Playa del Rey, CA, 2011- present, Co-Managing Director, Co-Principal