I am an independent investor. My investment philosophy stems from the teachings of Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Seth Klarman, Philip Fisher, and Peter Lynch (among others). I tend to favor quality stocks with favorable future prospects that can be acquired at reasonable or cheap prices.
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I am retired. Most of my life was spent in academia though I have been an engineering supervisor at a large design, construction company. Hidden in my background is a MS in economics though I never worked as an economist. I have followed the market since the 1960's and have been active since the 1980's. I tend toward contrarian investing; however, my best trades have been the result of a top-down approach and trying to find one of the next trends.