Independent writer/trader/investor that tends to write more for informational purposes than to advance a particular position. Please click to follow me if you like my work. There’s an option to follow me at the top of my articles. Best functionality of site is on desktop. I’M NOT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR & ONLY GIVE MY OPINIONS. SEEK EXPERT ADVICE ELSEWHERE. ;) Investment Philosophy: Understand why you are getting in. My positions, long or short can change dramatically as new information comes to my attention. All stocks are risky, but, don't follow me into a penny stock without realizing they are HIGHLY risky and you can lose ALL of your investment. No payment in any form is accepted for my writing by any company or other party. I only receive that which comes from writing on Seeking Alpha. Education is an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. Masters' in Organizational Management. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. ;)
I was formerly EVP of a major International Investment Bank, and prior to that SVP of a Wall Street retail brokerage firm. I've "retired" to Florida where my involvement with stock and real estate investments takes almost as much of my time as my Wall Street work days.
For over five decades I have been analyzing and investing in stocks and have been through it all, the boom times as well as the crashes. My initial investments were while I was in college pursuing an engineering degree and then an MBA in Finance, and I've been an active investor ever since.
I take an analytical as well as pragmatic approach to investing in stocks with a particular focus on undervalued companies in promising industries. My concentration is with long term growth investments as well as with short term special situations that display promising potential. If the potential with a stock in the latter category materializes, the investment either moves into my long term portfolio or is liquidated with the proceeds plowed back into other worthy investments.
Employing all aspects of technical analysis and market timing, I analyze, evaluate and synthesize individual company profiles, financial data, news releases, market and industry trends, "Stock Watch" lists, analysts’ research, information provided by companies’ Investor Relations staff, etc. I tend to favor firms with rapidly growing sales, a solid balance sheet, high potential product(s) and pertinent insider buying/selling activity.
The lesson that I have learned over the years is NOT to make investments based upon emotion or the hype of the moment, but rather to do due diligence on the relevant facts. If I find that I have made a bad investment decision, I sell it and move on. Emotion should be restricted to loved ones, not investments.
Born and raised in SW NYS. Joined USMC 1969, one tour in Republic of Vietnam 1st & 3rd MPBN serving as a War Dog Handler attached to 2nd, 5th, & 7th Marines. Owned and operated two small businesses between 1979 & 2007. Earned a Bachelor in Business, Human Resources Management (2008) and completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling (2012). Currently employed by DoD.