I belive in analysis but not analyts. Market is driven by so many forces, funds and funds, analysts, finacial headlines, insiders, .... etc. We can not be the mercy of those guys. We need analysis, analysis and analysis... I trade on my analysis and faith.
Have spent 40 years in the O&G industry with special interest in technology application for improved business performance. Academic background: geology. Professional background: seismic technology application, operations & management. Currently: external director on the board of a leading seismic acquisition company.
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."
Hello SA. I'm happy to be a part of this great website. I have been a market watcher for many years, and have been a trader for 6 years back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. I have been a long-term investor since my early teens. I study and apply technical analysis, and I use common sense. I am a student of fundamental analysis, but I have a long way to go. That being said, I am very impressed with the trading style of some of the members here and have successfully incorporated some of their techniques into my toolbox. I hold a diversified portfolio of common stocks and mutual funds. I utilize many strategies at buying and holding long, and I have sold short as a trader and did fairly well with it. I endeavor to see the stock market in various ways. I study the general market outlook, but usually do not try to time the market as I believe that it's nearly impossible. I am holding issues such as Apple, McDonald's, Proctor and Gamble, Chevron, and Coca-Cola long-term.
No book or blog or service to sell. Just a 39 year veteran of the financial industry on both the buy-side and sell-side with bulge bracket and regional broker/dealers, institutional, retail, commercial and investment banks. Started on the Bond side from the first CMO and the first Interest Rate Swaps and Caps to the death of grace and the implosion of sanity...not a lot I haven't seen. I am NOT an analyst. I am an old MBA, S-24, S-53 and RIA. Now a Managing Director for a Boutique SW investment banking house specializing in serving community banks and some oil & gas and small corporate private placements. This is NOT a solicitation. Do not "Follow" me. It is a waste of time. I will not publish any original material but may occasionally comment on others' work. The opinions stated are 100% unfiltered, 100% strong, 100% my own, 100% free and priced at fair value.
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