I am an independent investor helping retail investors beat Wall Street to undiscovered high technology and biotechnology growth stocks. Education: University of Michigan (1987) - Bachelors Degree in Business, Professional Accounting, Finance and Managerial Economics Michigan State University School of Law (1994) - Area of Practice Medical-Legal Cases
I have been buying stocks since I was 15. Yikes! that means I have been an investor for almost 50 years!
I am a Full Time Investment Advisor since the late 70's. I hold an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science and an MBA in Finance and International Business as well as several other Investment Licenses. Stocks didn't get me though college. Scholarships did. Stocks are my passion.I love writing too. If I ever retire I might do more of it!
Because of what I do for a living I can't write articles yet. I have recently relocated from the Northeast to Florida.
Robert Opaluch is an individual investor focused on biotechnology. His past careers include usability and design engineer, psychology professor, and sustainable design and construction. He worked at Bell Laboratories, Verizon, the Caltech-NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, and a Silicon Valley startup bought out by Oracle. Robert has degrees in applied mathematics and in philosophy from Brown University, and a PhD and MA in psychology from UCLA. He was awarded 11 US patents, represented the USA on an ISO standards group, wrote a book on usability engineering, and received numerous awards over his career.
I have established for myself three goals in this lifetime. But first a quick background: My stepmother used to wave her finger in my face and warn: "Little Mister! You are going to one day be forced to live in the garage if you don't change your ways!!" ~ "No I won't." ~ "Oh yes you will!" This is the situation where I was raised. It motivated me to find victory from being the object in an otherwise punitive environment; it also leads me to this bio where I report on my life and the goals for me. Here is the experiment in-what I am currently committed. Using the power of thought, a lucky buckeye discovered once under a tree, and a poster I got of Vladimir Putin riding shirtless on a horse, I'm gonna eat 18 egg McMuffins daily and by thinking EXACTLY the right thoughts my muscles are gonna get HUGE. I visualize myself so large and with such great BIG muscles I can't even fit in a garage. That's when I will go visit my stepmother's grave and (1), ask the burning question: "What says you NOW step momma? Who's going to make me and into what garage specifically will I fit?" Yeah... We will see what she says to THAT! Then (2), I'm gonna inhale a bunch of helium, enought to air-lift myself 25' above the ground. Leading the pack with Bullwinkle, Popeye, et. al. in the Macy's parade in NYC on NYD everybody will cheer while I float by. Admit it, that's for what everybody wishes except the lone thing greater than all that... (3), One day I wanna be a writer on Seeking Alpha. To save people from bad investments. Just like the guy who saves everybody now from making poor choices: ~~Spencer Osborne.~~ If I can do that? That's when I will have REALLY made it in life. >>snort<<
I'm a self-employed real estate broker licensed in Oregon and Washington and affiliated with RE/MAX Equity Group. I have over 40-years of experience in real estate, accounting, and auditing in both the public and private sectors.
Following the death of my father in 2007, I took over management of my mother's financial affairs. I was thrown into the equities market to manage my parents holdings. 2008 was a major learning experience. I learned the importance of being invested in market leading companies with solid balance sheets, good products, and sound management, then riding our the dips. After several years the shares regained their lost value from the 2008 debacle.
In 2012, my mother suffered a major incapacitating stroke. The cost of her care is around $200K per year. So far I've been able to slow the decline in the value of her stock portfolio by diversifying her portfolio into equity opportunities Seeking Alpha contributors helped me identify and understand. Thank you.
Retired federal government and small business owner. Have a rental business in small town in Pa and spend my time between Mexico and central Pa. Have investments for the grand kids and enjoying life. I do not get serious about any investment but like the Pharma stocks.