As the founder and CEO of Freedom Capital Advisors, Ron McCoy has been in the financial markets as an independent advisor for over 25 years. He has a tremendous understanding of the markets and uses both technical and fundamental analysis to assist his clients in achieving their goals. One of the major themes in his investment strategy is a very thorough understanding of risk vs reward and how it affects investment decisions. We specialize in selling options including but not limited to covered calls(buywrites) and naked and covered puts. We are value minded and would consider most of our investments on the conservative side. We do however, run a family investment fund that utilizes margin and selling puts and covered calls calls, the LOWS strategy. You can invest alongside us thru Covestor. If interested, click HERE for more information.
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Currently, I'm an engineer working in the semiconductor industry, but I have had a varied career. I am nearing retirement. I came to the realization a few years back that I could not approach retirement and remain an amateur investor, that I needed to step up my game. Still in the process of doing that. Looking for and value. I can't imagine any non-investment pro finding their way around in the stock market, without a community like this one.
Update: Retired, as of 12/2015
Retired since March 2013 except for brief stint in a temporary job. Social Security began in Sept 2015 at age 70. RMD began in 2016. Wife has collected SS on my account for a couple of years (file & suspend strategy). Most assets (some tax-deferred, some taxable) managed by Fidelity Portfolio Advisory Service. Remainder managed by myself.
Degrees in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. Naval Officer on nuclear submarine. Commercial engineering experience. MBA following collapse of nuclear industry in late 70's. Cost control and cost accounting experience since then including 1 1/2 years of consulting.
Interests are analytical evaluation of portfolio performance and projections/predictions.
Retired Dec 2013 after 22 years with the research subsidiary of a major oil company and a subsequent 18 years with a major engineering company. Born into dividend growth investing with oil company stock plan. Now more diversified but still committed to dividend growth investing.
73 year old investor. I manage my own money and retired at the age of 50. I am well known by fund and hedge fund mangers around the world who communicate with me but I refuse to take on the responsibility of managing other peoples money which I am always offered to do.
I like a peaceful life with minimum people contact. I would not perform the way I do managing other peoples money. I started at the age of 13 when I received my first dividend check in the mail from shares which were given to me as a birthday present. This opened up a new world for me when my late mother called me to inform me there was mail for me and inside the envelope I found a dividend check. I have never looked back.
I occasionally trade long or short when I get bored and sense an opportunity to make fast money but prefer to not have to think about selling a stock. One of the reasons for my success is as Galileo said several hundred years ago "99% of mankind are fillers of privies". Like Jesse Livermore I know how to read the tape which is a lost skill. My net worth just in stocks is more then 8 figures and I started by delivering newspapers.
I read several newspapers including Walls St. Journal before 7:30 am. in welcome solitude in a coffee shop and I watch the market during the day without any noisy distractions such as a television with talking stock market empty heads.
My portfolio never goes over 8 long positions and I presently have 3 short positions. My long positions are large positions.
Day trader whose strategy is based on arbitrages in preferred stocks and closed end funds.My group consists of 10 traders.We trade every single preferred stock or closed end fund that provides an arbitrage opportunity. Our research includes stocks that most of the people have not even heard. We have developed our own statistical tools that make most of our arbitrages statistically proven. As a trader I don't just analyse , I trade my analysis and pay the price when I am wrong.That is the main reason I respect opinions only when backed by taking the risk of being wrong.Words or opinions mean nothing in this business and the only person who is right about a certain situation is the one who makes money out of it.