Follow me on twitter @ChrisDungeon In addition to writing for Seeking Alpha, I'm currently an Electrical Engineer turned Entrepreneur with a major focus on Long Term Investing. I've been investing in the stock market ever since I started my own car detailing business at 12 years old. I model my investment philosphy after Warren Buffett. I focus on big market cap companies with strong brands and wide competitive moats that have been beaten up by Mr. Market. It's rare that I make more than a half dozen moves into and out of the stock market per year. I believe the stock market provides a lot of opportunity for smart long term investing, but you really have to do your homework first. No day trader here! Disclaimer: Always do your due diligence on any investment and consult with a financial adviser when necessary. Any material provided by myself is for information purposes only. My advise should not be considered or relied upon as a formal investment recommendation.
I am currently working as a Project Manager for an engineering firm. I have BS in engineering and I am currently enrolled in an MBA program as well. When I can find time away from responsibilities at my day job I focus my attention on my passion for investing. Since 2001, I have been an active investor and been closely monitoring, researching and studying financial markets and global economic trends. In my personal investments I primarily take long term positions with US equities at this time. In the footsteps of Warren Buffet and Benjamin Graham I am looking to buy good businesses at a good price for the long term. For stock selection I take a bottoms up approach seeking out value or growth (at a reasonable price). I am also interested in diversification among assets classes. For asset allocation I take a top down approach. In my research, I like to investigate diversification alternatives other than stocks, bonds and cash. I also like to follow developments and research global central banking and government actions. The global markets today are volatile and at times unstable. It will be those ready to adapt that will stand to benefit from any major seismic shifts in global markets that might occur in the coming years.
During my professional career I've been a stock broker, stock trader, stock & bond balanced portfolio manager, managed global equity & bond portfolios, managed Central Bank bond funds, International Chief Investment Officer for a number of major US bank investment units, Global CIO of a top Japanese bank, and Senior Advisor to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Now in retirement I only manage my own global equity portfolios. I don't trade; instead, I construct long term growth investment portfolios with 3-5 year investment horizons. I don't invest in bonds.
Retired Public Service Professional / manage my personal 401 & family portfolio.
Stocks that I either own or that are of interest to me are: AAPL, ANDE, COP, CSX, EPD, FB, HCN, JNJ, MMM, PG, SLB, SWKS, TRN, VZ, WFC, & WFSTX
I'm a Professor Emeritus of Neurology and an epidemiologist. I like to apply my epidemiological view of the macro world to investing. I recently retired early and now continue my intellectual pursuits through private investing. Currently my investments are made using a strategy that focusses on countries and their attributes. It's a fun and, so far, lucrative way to invest.