Kevin Wilde is the chief trading strategist at alphaking.com. Investors can follow his trading advisories via his Daily AK newsletter.
I am a small time trader in my IRA. I have mostly invested in the market and utilized market timing successfully several times. I am a civil engineer by training and have worked in design engineering and project management. I am currently engineering director for a large water and sewer utility in North Carolina. Basically I know nothing about trading and I am learning.
I have been investing for thirty years, including a hiatus of about ten years. I hold a few long core positions and the remainder of my portfolio consists of short and intermediate term trades. I have an undergraduate degree in economics and several graduate degrees in theology. I operate a small educational service called the Schole Sophias.
Self employed Australian IT management consultant living in Hong Kong, investing globally, but primarily Australia, HK, Europe and the US.
I used to be a long term buy and hold investor, but since the last great recession I have migrated to an approach that balances broader macro economic factors with a disciplined approach to maintaining a portfolio of cheap stocks. As soon as the valuation of individual positions approaches my view on fair or moderately over-valued, I take profits and either look for the prices to come down again, or recycle cash into cheaper high quality opportunities.
Experience working with large, disparate data sources and developing scalable routines to process and analyze them. Assimilate complex data into actionable reports and summaries in support of departments within the organization. Produce ad hoc reports or analysis as requested by senior management. Complete high quality, professional deliverables within stringent deadlines. A strong tie to cutting edge research with an eye towards adapting new techniques to the data and inference challenges faced at comScore. Excellent communication skills with the ability to present technical material to varied audiences with different levels of statistical knowledge both internally and externally. A strong analytical approach grounded in measuring incremental performance improvement and actionable results.
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A senior IT professional in advertising, marketing, medical, architecture, banking, broadcast fields in my former life. I thought trading was as easy as managing velocity curves in EIAS and sometimes it is :- as in not very)
Spent over 30 years developing leading-edge software technology before getting 'involuntarily retired' several years ago. Still interested in software architectures, and personal research in advanced ontology architectures (I have rather idiosyncratic views on how these should be developed).
Having failed to pay attention to my retirement portfolio prior to 2008 (it was all in stock funds at the time), waited until early 2010 to get the main rebound. Then started to actively engage in my own financial planning and portfolio management. Started treating this as a 'full-time job' in 2011. Started to get comfortable with my portfolio management approach in 2012 - and managed to get almost 14% last year (2012) in my main IRA with a basically 'conservative' 65% bond funds to 35% equities model ;-)
Sadly, two smaller portfolios didn't do anything like that well, and I am working on understanding why - I believe it is largely because they were much less diversified, despite being nominally more aggressively allocated.
Started drawing pension this year, but still need to draw down the portfolio by around 15-20% a year (assuming no return) until I draw social security (target in around 4 years), at which point I should finally become cash-flow positive - yay!