I am an individual investor. I also assist a small number of other investors develop a quality portfolio by first determining their goals and risks. Individuals I assist with their investments, I mainly help set up a long term investment strategy with a small portion of the portfolio dedicated to trading. Investing strictly for myself, I am mainly a short term trader with a small amount allocated towards long term holds. The reason my strategy is slighty different than individuals I assist with their investment is that I am willing to take more risk with myself. I try to find short term strategies that use sense, but also require experience, knowledge, and continued research. Information is always changing and that is why adjustments sometimes need to be made to original plans. Although it is easy to fall in love with a stock, just ensure that your continued investment is for the right reasons and the company's strengths are still in tact and their weaknesses have not changed. The main thing I would push any investor to do is to not be lazy. It is easy to follow the coattails of others and believe a well thought out opinion, but every investor needs to come to their determination of the value of an investment. Ensure that continual research is being done, read the quarterly and yearly statements, contact management often, follow other companies to get a comparison. Also, sharing ideas with other quality investors is a very good and positive thing to do as well as an investor can learn a lot from others, but it is always important to follow up by doing your own due diligence on shared information. Just remember, you do not know everything and there is always something that can be learned.
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I am a professional trader and investor with over 20 years experience investing in microcap and smallcap stocks.
Investment Style: Speculative
My investment horizon is long term
I typically look at factors such as:
- Great businesses with a competitive advantage
- Management teams with proven ability to execute
- Disruptive and cutting edge technologies or products/services
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.
Just an average investor... primarily in American equity and bonds.
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financial experience includes:
investment professional, banker, mortgage backed securities and derivatives.
with specific interest in:
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growth at a reasonable price.
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My investing background includes all facets of stocks, and some option trading. I carry both a long term strategy portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and a short term trading portfolio which includes small cap, microcap and penny stocks, built on risk and speed to reward.
I monitor several stock boards which allow me to exchange my thoughts and ideas with others of the same interest. I enjoy building freindships while sharing information that can ultimately lead to monitary rewards.
Retired antiques and art dealer living and investing from Gloucester, Ma. I can be found at 325 Concord St. or at email@example.com.
I like to think I know what I am doing but I have made and lost a bundle over the years.
I am a buy and hold investor who loves to compound those dividends.
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I am actively searching for new investments mostly on the TSX or TSX-V. I do invest in US stocks from time to time but I find the due diligence is a lot harder and some OTC stocks are mere shells presenting themselves as ongoing businesses. Canadian stocks trading under 25 cents a share can move fast on news and blue chips take a long time to reap high returns. I supposed the greater risk is off set fast when you are up 500%. You just have to learn to run with the money when your up.
I look for opportunities to invest where the expected value is sufficiently greater than the cost to invest and look to invest the appropriate portion of the total funds available. To make a gambling analogy, a highly favorable investment would be one where you could invest $1 on a flip of a coin and receive $10 if it flipped heads and lose only $1 if it came up tails. However, you would not want to invest all of your funds because you would be broke if the coin turned up tails. Thus, the goal is to find investments where the edge is sufficiently large and then invest the appropriate portion of the funds. The Kelly formula provides a theoretical basis for the appropriate percentage of total funds to invest in a single opportunity.
However, in the real world, the precise odds are rarely known. Thus, I seek to develop the ability and obtain the knowledge to calculate the odds with a degree of accuracy, and conservatively enough, to be able to make intelligent invesments.
With regards to equities, which I have primarily invested in, I seek to understand the economics of the business so as to evaluate its potential for long term success or failure. I seek to use this understanding, along with an examination of its financial statements, to determine if the company is undervalued or overvalued. I may then decide to go long undervalued companies and I may decide to short overvalued companies. My preference is to find companies to purchase, rather than to short.