I am an average investor that doesn't have large amounts of money to pour into the market. I look to find undiscovered companies with solid management, good financials, and a product/service that will lead to great returns. I prefer bottom up research of a company and don't go near technicals. I like industries that have been beat up because there are always good companies, if they are in an industry that has been beaten up then they are likely to be at a good price.
Now retired. I was a Health and Physical Education Major(College of New Jersey) and a USN Vietnam Veteran 1968-69. I have been investing in equities since 2004 and have found that I have had much more success without a broker's "help". My philosophy is "it's your money, put it to work yourself". I consider investing a hobby as much as a way to build a nestegg. It is a great way to pass time and learn about the companies that make the world go round.
Born 1958 in Carmel, California
BS Marine Biology from UWF
Married with two girls, one a junior at USC, the other a senior at SJM HS, Fresno, CA
25+ years experience in the aquaculture industry with 10 yrs in production and 15 in supply dealing mainly with shrimp hatcheries
Founder and President of Gulf Breeze Aquaculture and Seafood (GB-Aqua) 8 years
I managed large box retail stores for 30 years. I then retired from retail, studied for several years and opened a financial services firm. I was a registered representative for ten years and recently sold my financial services business. Core holdings: EPD, MMP, APTS, BIP, HASI, BX, COR, CVS, DLR, CELG, AMGN, HTGC, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, MHLD, NEWT, NRZ, OHI, RTN, UNP, WPZ, OAK, SIR, SXL, SRLP, TEP, UTX, WPC, MPW, and BIF. As a former Registered Rep, I now own zero mutual funds after seeing how they were destroyed in 2008.
Personal investor. I started investing in clean energy stocks, mostly Chinese companies, in September 2011 which was after they had generally dropped 50-75% in value. I was purchasing CSIQ, DQ, JKS, MY, and YGE at what was close to their 52 week low price, but the only problem was they continued to drop another 15-20% in price before the end of 3Q2011. Fortunately, October 2011 has been a rebound month, and overall, I have gained back most of those losses (CSIQ and DQ are yet to recover). Now, with the European Sovereign Debt Crises in a temporary holding pattern, I am waiting for the 3rd quarter earnings reports for these companies. If the reports are good, then I think these stocks will do well.
Another watch point for these stocks will be the attempt to apply trade tariffs on sales of their products in USA. If the tariffs do not happen, that will be good news. But even if the tariffs do happen, I think these companies will continue to grow and be profitable from their sales within China (which apparently is very committed to clean, renewable energy) as well as around the world.
Other stocks of interest to me: ASYS and MNTA for a bit of diversification.
I am a recent Ithaca College graduate with a degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration. I was the Sector Facilitator for the Tech/Telecom sector of the Ithaca Real Time Fund in 2014 and specialize in semiconductor and component design and manufacturing. I also have experience in the EMUI sector(s). I am currently seeking employment as a research analyst at a financial firm in either Boston, New York City, or Chicago.