Mark Thomas has been a successful individual investor, trader, investment newsletter author and has been actively involved in the Financial and Securities markets since 1990. Mark currently is seeking a new opportunity in securities operations or analysis in Orange county, CA. Prior to his current position Mark was the author of investment newsletters Value Stock Tips.com from 2005-2008, Higher Gold Prices.com from 2008-2010 and The Silver Shortage.com from 2010-2012. Mark also worked professionally in the securities field since 1996 to 2004. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with emphasis in investments from California State University Long Beach. He also just recently graduated from Western Governors University Texas with a second Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
I started investing when I was 18. The first major investments that I made were large cap oil stocks in the year 2000. In 2007 I sold my investments, and than re-entered the market in Feburary of 09. Currently I am investing in precious metals and Energy. I believe were in for a major change in markets, and am positioning myself to make money off it.
Been trading for over 20 something years. I've seen a lot. I've made a lot and I've lost a lot. One thing never changes, and it's how Wall Street pays themselves - in CASH!! They never get a thousand shares of XYZ company as a bonus. Or get paid in 1000's shares in the companies either they themselves or their brokerage house covers, or does IPO's or financing for. Never. And I don't mean the Stock Option grants where they are allowed to exercise the options to buy shares at $2.75 when the stock is at $80. I mean they never get paid, in bonus or compensation or otherwise in the MARKET price of a stock. They are never paid like that, and it seems kind of odd, doesn't it?? They promote and sell STOCKS to me and YOU.....YET, they ALWAYS get paid in CASH.......why is that? This is a game that's hard to "win". If you play, play for a little while, make your money and GET OUT. PUT it in CASH. RUN, don't walk RUN as fast as you can. The Stock Market is like a casino. THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS !! Remember that and you will do just FINE!! Good Luck!
An individual investor for over 25 years and previously an accomplished electrical engineer and corporate strategy executive, I use my technical and business analytical approach to improve returns while keeping portfolio risks relatively low in any market conditions. I am not a fan of passive asset allocation as I believe a moderately active but highly systematic adaptive approach offers a better overall risk/reward profile than merely aiming to perform like the market averages. I consider all asset classes within the global financial scene and I make use of advanced signal processing methods to generate better than average returns with less risk.
I approach my selection of investment vehicles from both a quantitative and fundamental point of view. Although I use some technical analysis from time to time, my technical approach tends to rely more on statistical and trend modeling. From a fundamental perspective, I prefer to look for secular trends that provide a tailwind to certain asset classes or sub-categories. I often use mathematical models to time my buys and sells and I combine both my quant and fundamental approaches to identify and capitalize on trends.
Asset classes I invest into include equities, fixed income, precious metals / gold, commodities, real assets (including real estate) and hedge funds / private equity, as the market conditions warrant them.
I am a dentist, a mostly beginning investor, most interested in trading in my IRA accounts. I am very interested in the psychology of trading and would like to sell puts and calls. My goal is to continually educate myself on being a better investor.
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.