An Air Force aviator for 22 years. A developer of communication and aviation training materials for Army, Navy, Air Force, and civilian airlines for 23 years. A stock market investor/trader for 25 years. Financials give stock a credibility but TA will determine the timing of the trade.
Retired attorney (semi-retired when helping old clients, probate, etc.) Full-time investor. "Former has been", condensing the ego 10 pages ( have had probably 8 professions- aerospace systems engineer, lawyer, professor, state representative, district attorney, lobbyist, legislative draftor, land developer) and the following I use on Facebbok:
Attorney at Law · Littleton, Colorado
Practiced law since 1973 after receiving Juris Doctor from University of Denver, elected State Representative for 3 terms - from central Lakewood, elected District Attorney for 6 years - for Jefferson and Gilpin Counties (over 1/2 million people), elected a Life Member of the Uniform Law Commission, taught real estate law and business law at three colleges and taught American Business Law at Lazarski University in Warsaw Poland in October 2011 for the Center for International Legal Studies. Lobbyist for over 12 years. Praticed systems engineering at General Electric Missile and Space and Martin Marrietta (both now part of Lockheed-Martin) from 1967-1973 after graduating with two B.S.E. engineering degrees from University of Michigan (Aerospace and Science) and a Masters of Engineering from Penn State Univsersity
I like SA's in-depth articles and EXTREMELY high-quality reader comments. I particularly enjoy articles about unconventional energy, where Michael Filloon is by far my favorite author and Jeep, Craig, et al are favorite contributing readers. I've learned a lot from Filloon's articles and maybe as much or more from reader comments.
I'm a long-term investor that dabbles mostly in large-cap stocks, though I hold a few energy picks in the mid-cap or small-cap area. One of my favorite stocks is Whiting Petroleum (WLL). It sports a conservative management style, high-quality/low-cost land position, and better than avg drilling costs. Some other names I like include JPM, UNP, DEO and EOG.
Atticvs (a pseudonym), has been an active stock market investor since 1980. For the past 10 years he has been managing portfolios full-time for himself as well as for family and a small group of friends. His investment returns have been substantially higher than the overall market averages. He is a strong advocate of fundamental analysis and discounted valuations allied to a clear understanding of current and future economic/business trends and stock market drivers. During a period of 25 years prior to managing investments full-time, he held senior finance, funding and mergers & acquisitions positions with NYSE, Nasdaq and private companies with operations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, as well as in the USA and spent extensive time working and/or living in each of these regions.
Born 1933. Educated? Yes, they tried. Industrial Financial and Congressional experience as well as a personal business. Private investor since 1982. Pretty well fixed. Old enough to want to be left alone for the most part. Long history in environmental issues and energy.
Interests - honest government, fiscally reponsible institutions and new ideas.