Je suis un quidam.
Here to learn from others and share my personal experience with managing (mismanaging?) our retirement funds. I want to hear from all folks no matter their bias - long, short, bear, bull or even spam bots.
Zachary actively trades Equities, Futures and Options. He provides insight for followers on a daily basis.
I started writing for Seeking Alpha in early 2013. I have an interest in both fundamental and technical analysis, and a strong belief that both should be used when investing. I try to incorporate both in all my articles.
Zachary resides in Toronto, Canada. He is currently pursuing a career path in the investment industry. He has been actively involved in the Markets since 2010.
Feel free Private Message me any questions you have!
I started contributing to SA in early 2015. I am an Engineer-In-Training located in Montreal. I completed my Master’s Degree of Structural Engineering in December 2015 at Montreal’s Polytechnic (École Polytechnique de Montréal).
My investment philosophy is guided by two major thesis:
a) Free-Cash-Flow is not the most important aspect for me, i am trying to avoid socially or environmentally questionable projects. - thinking for the next generation is not an obstacle to getting great ROI - looking for responsible managements first!
b) Over the long term quality royalty portfolios and related equity will strongly outperform the overall sector.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
"The best business is a royalty on the growth of others - requiring little capital itself" - Warren Buffet, 1978 annual letter.
"Think about this – if someone hands you a free perpetual option on 6 million acres of land, and you don’t have to put up a penny, don’t you think that at some point, you’re going to get lucky?"
I look for value stocks and growth stocks that pay off well in long term. I am also a contrarian investor that look for low risk high return opportunities.
I also do angel investing and entertainment related investing as I travel around China.
Business owner for over 30 years now working less and investing more. Our company has grown from $1M in sales to $25M in that time. I have recently sold my shares as part of an exit strategy. My philosophy for success in life and business is based on creativity. As Albert Einstein once said, "Insanity: doing the same thing every day and expecting a different result."
I am a retired "Market Enthusiast", who will leave this world, after many more years and despite my misgivings and at times VERY UNSURE behavior, better than I found it because I wasn't in charge!
Doing options for years now (hopefully getting better ). Trader, Linguist, Veteran, ex-amateur athlete (hold some age group records)
Love to travel abroad so much that using my own car recently has "hmm, his is different" feeling. My GF/fiancee is Western European,& needed "fresh air" away from "following the tape" and my career. Inspired by Jim Rodgers, I, at times, dream of living the post apocalypse in style as a regal yam and melon farmer somewhere between Hakodate & Makomanai (God's Country!)
Stocks I used to like include BG, NTDOY, Tata Motors, EWZ, ERJ and BHP long. Everything up for question in 2013
Observed first hand aftermath of "JPN Bubble" by living there (and Japan carry trade).
For the USA, instead of Japan-style deflation, we are leaning towards painful inflation, so I own large amount of phys. silver (some gold) SO EASY TO BUY ....but traders always want virtual or synthetic positions. They will see when GLD is no more