Justin M. Hall is an extremely accomplished independent financial analyst with more than a decade of experience in the financial markets. He consistently provides expertise to a variety of financial clients and is known for his successful market predictions. Between 2010 and 2014 Justin made 239 specific market recommendations via his online subscription service with an 80% accuracy rate. He has produced enduring results for a variety of clients including those who trade stocks, invest their own money, desire personal wealth management, and institutional investors. But more than an analyst, Justin is a person who influences and persuades, whose judgement is well respected and highly trusted, and whose opinion is sought by those searching for financial and investment advice. Justin received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University and attended law school at Indiana University. His desire to serve the financial and investment needs of individual clients led him to start Rx Investors.com, an online subscription service that connected individual investors with his expert analysis. Subscribers from all over the world utilized Justin’s advice to generate market income and grow their individual portfolios. Many of these subscribers and clients continued to seek Justin’s analysis and advice for many years, appreciating his unique perspective on the financial industry. A variety of financial outlets have recognized Justin’s expertise and highlighted his work including the Orange County Business Journal, Seeking Alpha, and Zack’s Investment Research. These industry connections have allowed Justin to lend his expert advice to others and expand his influence.
I use two complementary strategies for investing:
One is a quantitative, algorithm based, statistically modeled market timing strategy that I began developing in 1990, and started using 1994. The algorithms rely heavily on intra-day data, and none are based on “traditional” TA.
The original algorithms were developed using very short term intraday data and tested on reams of data, generating tens of thousands of signals. These are somewhat similar to directional HFT algorithms used today, basically searching out statistical “fingerprints” of high probability countertrend reversal points. The intention was to create a trading system requiring very limited human decision making. Since markets are fractal, these algorithms were found to work well with all time times, and are therefore not “curve fitted” to longer term daily or weekly time frames where they may trigger signals a very limited number of times (a dangerous practice). Automated analysis of multiple time frames form the basis of buy/sell signals, and incorporate risk control. The system is very selective. Longer term signals are generated infrequently, and have proved very reliable.
The second strategy is a fundamentally-based, bottoms-up, Graham and Dodd style value-based strategy, complemented by an algorithm-based component providing entry and exit points for individual stocks.
Occasional hedging, with both options and short positions, are a part of both strategies. Typically, dollars generated by closing longer term positions are earmarked for reinvestment in other asset classes or, if the continuation of an upward trend is anticipated, are used for short to intermediate trading of stocks or leveraged broad market ETF's (I have disclosed only longer term lower risk positions, and some examples of options hedging strategies in realtime on SA).
In 1998, I decided to invest and trade my own account full time. I have been happily and successfully doing this since then, and have no intention of doing otherwise in the future.
I seek not seek to change hearts and minds, but only to provide a little food for thought to those who are interested, and garner some from others as well. My views are always based on the output of my computers, and other than expressing them in probabilities (which is a realistic necessity), I don’t equivocate, and back them up with positions in the markets.
I believe that approaching both life, and the markets, with a little levity is a good thing. My sense of humor doesn’t show up at all in this bio, but I do have one!
By the way, "Hal" is my computer's name (quantitative strategy).
Old enough to been around the block a couple of times but young enough to still enjoy the ride. Ex-engineer who believes if he was smart enough to design medical devices he should be smart enough to make money off trading. Remains to be seen.
I've been studying and trading markets since the early 80's. Having realized that "the Markets" won't make me wealthy (never well enough capitalized), I trade mainly for the challenge and to try to earn a little pocket change.
Because the tone of commentary on SA seems to be increasingly laced with political opinion, I would like to add my own:
I was born, raised, and still live in rural Texas. My father instilled in me a work ethic that has served me well. I am unashamedly conservative in my opinions and approach to everyday living. Sadly, the ideals and values that I hold dear and that made this country strong are disappearing. And, though I have taken a more active role as a voting citizen, I fear that it may be too late to turn the tide of political corruption and the government takeover of the American free enterprise system and way of life.
When I was a very young man, I had the honor and privilege of working for a family owned business. I watched my father work seven days a week at nurturing and growing the business, doing whatever he had to do, until the ever increasing encroachment of government bureaucracy and confiscatory policy finally overtook it and my father's desire to fight. As a young husband and father, I followed my father's example and owned & operated my own company. I was successful enough (using a lot of my own blood and sweat) to support my family for many years. But, again, I found that the greatest obstacle to entrepreneurial success was not my competitors - it was government. In the years since, I, like my father, have done whatever I could to provide for and protect my family.
Today, I have the blessing of owning everything I have (home, vehicles, & a little extra real estate) debt free. Have I been lucky? No. Far from it! I've paid my share of "stupid tax" along the way because of my mistakes. Once I learned that there was no quick & easy path to wealth, I simply chose to live my life in the only manner that was sure to keep me out of debt and far from the welfare office.
The insidious trend of ever increasing government control of our lives is gaining momentum and must be reversed. My current station in life is the best example I can provide - for even though I have no debt; the income taxes, property taxes, excise & sales taxes, combined with all of the other hidden taxes that our government imposes on us are taking so much out of my earnings that I now worry about whether or not I can pay the tax man at the end of the year.
This situation is not the result of my family living beyond our means. As recently as two years ago, I could afford to pay all of the bills and save a little, too. Now, with the same level of earnings, it's a battle just to stay ahead the appraisal district and "Uncle Sam". Is it any wonder that young families can't afford to buy a home today?
Surely, many of you who read this bio will be thinking "oh boy, here's another raging, right-wing wacko". That's fine. I can only pray that your eyes will be opened one day soon. But, for those of you who are my age & over (now in my 50's), you know where I'm coming from. And, you know that the America you are living in today has strayed far off of the path that once made her great. It is up to us to steer our beloved country back on the course of prosperity and, yes, righteousness. For you can not have the former without the latter.
Momentum Trader/Technical Trader. Move fast when an opportunity arises, cut losers fast to protect from losses, keep risk low, play the odds when in your favor, don't feel obligated to buy as that will ruin your mindset. Plenty of opportunities out there, don't let yourself feel rushed.
Business Owner/Entrepreneur first, Trader second, author third. This business limits my ability to trade, so not as as many articles and updates as some of you were used to in previous years.
Website being rebooted & launched in 2016.
Mike Kudrna and the information on his blog are for educational purposes only. You should speak to your own financial advisor before making any decisions based on Mr. Kudrna’s opinions. Mr. Kudrna is not responsible for any actions you take upon reading his perspective and opinion. Keep in mind that positions that Mr. Kudrna has can change at any time without written notice.
Non-professional trader, trying to secure collage funds for the kids and a retirement.
I am a readAholic and have read 1000's of books on investing (I swear if I just did not buy all the books I cold have retired by now, lol) so have ended up with a weird fundametalist-sector rotation-technical type of trading style! Work mainly with sector's and technicals and ocassionally when I have time fundamentials on stocks within technically growing sector. And after learning from day traders on here in stocktalks have included all of that and now mainly trade options on the main indexs the russells being my favorite.
I have been an active investor for almost 20 years. My main focus is on high-yield stocks, particularly MLPs, and high-growth oil companies in the Eagle Ford shale. I have a portion of my portfolio allocated to short-term trading, with a focus on over-reactions to company news and directional plays on VIX-based ETFs. I am happy to answer just about any question sent my way, especially from those new to the stock market.
Moon Kil Woong is currently a VP at a SME. Previously he was a tech stock consultant, VP of Research at ING, and sell side Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Moon Kil Woong has a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU.
Bruce Linton is the founder of www.FathersForum.com the online resources for new and expectant fathers. He is also an amateur investor inspired by many years of sharing the Wall Street Journal with his father when he was a boy.
Ilene is an editor at Phil's Stock World, Market Shadows and other financial publications. Her educational background is in biology, pathology and law. After working in biochemistry and pathology during her graduate years, she attended Law School at Loyola. She practiced law in a number of different fields before changing focus. Currently, Ilene writes and edits financial articles for prominent financial publications and services.
Sam Antar is a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the CFO of Crazy Eddie, Mr. Antar helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s.
Today, Sam Antar is a forensic accountant. His primary work focuses on identifying and investigating public companies engaged in securities fraud by examining their accounting practices and performing an in-depth (deep-dive) financial analysis. His clients include law firms, research firms, hedge funds, and certain other entities. He advises law enforcement agencies and professionals about white-collar crime and trains them to catch the crooks.
His views on white-collar crime are frequently quoted in the print news media, online news media, TV media, professional journals, books, and blogs. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, WSJ Live, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Business News Network, National Public Radio’s Planet Money, Progressive Radio Network, Reuters TV, RT News, and other media outlets to give insights on white-collar crime. His articles have been published by Business Insider, CNBC, Newsweek, Seeking Alpha, TalkMarkets, and other publications.
Editor and Publisher ... Henry enters his thirteen (13) year at RegMed Investors which aggregates, curates and creates bottom-line content of regenerative medicine - stem, gene and cell therapy news providing a "vetted" selection of relevant and high-impact synthesis.
He was VP - Strategic Planning and Communication at Curis (2001-2002), HQCM focusing on healthcare investments (NYSE:HQH/HQL) from (1985-2001)and founded LifeScience Economics, a healthcare research and analytics firm with offices in Boston, MA and Palo Alto, CA. Past experiences include Thermo Scientific, SWEC following 5 years at the FBI. A former military officer, Henry has been an adjunct professor at Boston University and Golden Gate University where he taught courses in venture capital, corporate finance and strategic development in the universities' graduate business schools.