Ph.D. Economics, Washington University, St.Louis. B.A. Economics, Amherst., Currently resides in N. Monterey County, California. Writings on Mobile Game unicorns, new approaches to the "free rider problem", tech in general can be found at http://glomoinvesting.com The most extensive analysis of the business model of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMS) can be found at http://nu-retail.com
I'm a new part-time investor, studying, learning. I haven't quite found my style, but I'm tending toward a mix of long positions and short term trading, with a dash of speculation in penny stocks. Meanwhile I am an artist by trade. Currently I am reading William O'Neil's "24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success" and Toni Turner's "Beginner's Guide to Short Term Trading." GLTA
I am an IT Educator, Trainor and Mentor for several companies and start-ups in the Philippines and in the US. I am currently involved in creating distribution channels for Cryptocurrency which makes me a "Virtual Currency Evangelist" of sorts. I support crowdfunding initiatives and I am also an Angel Investor for Tech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency-based Start-ups.
Stirling Capital Management is a client focused and performance oriented investment firm. We scour the globe for opportunity in any asset class with asymmetrical risk versus return characteristics.
I began my investment career as a portfolio manager in 1972 with Western Bancorporation in Los Angeles (name changed to First Interstate Bancorp, now part of Wells Fargo). After nine years in banking, I became a Vice-President Institutional Bond Sales as Merrill Lynch in San Francisco, with the major West Coast banks as clients. Later at L.F. Rothschild. I then returned to the 'buy' side in 1987 - not long before the crash as an institutional cash management portfolio manager with BAIMCO. In 1990, I joined Wentworth, Hauser, and Violich as cash manager and later as bond manager and co-head of Fixed Income, leaving in 2004 to start my own firm, TBD Capital LLC, which I operated for 10 years, as a registered investment advisor. In 2014, I terminated my RIA registration to focus on consulting and creating a new blog on wine, traderbillonwine.com, published bi-monthly, which will hopefully lead to a book. For the past ten years, over 1,600 posts, I have published my blog daily at traderbill.com, which I will continue doing when events have interest to me.