I am a consultant who specializes in collecting, processing, and analyzing information from financial, political, and legal systems. I have extensive experience with equity and commodity markets, U.S. state and federal courts and agencies, and global legislatures. Please see the consulting page for more information on my services. I have presented mathematical, financial, political, and legal research to over 20 different groups around the world, including students, academic institutions, government agencies, and industry members. My research and publications have been featured on Seeking Alpha, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Zero Hedge, Abnormal Returns, Marginal Revolution, and Wired Magazine. I have publications in Quantitative Finance, Physica A, and various law reviews. Please see the research page for more information on my research.
My background includes a bachelor of science degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. I've worked most of my career as a Data Warehouse Architect and Business Intelligence Architect.
My interests have for the last twenty years have centered around econometrics, machine learning, neural networks, and data mining.
Born 1940. . Forty + years of finance: Investment, leadership and administration. Owned/trained race horses, show horses ( world champions ) and cattle ranching. Now trade for own account. Consider myself a bottom-line eclectic trader/investor. Mantra: If it has high net margin results and sustainable volume and outstanding and positive profit management then I look; at my age everything is near-term. You always have to be looking 360 degrees. Trouble means "red-flag". Think reasons ------ not excuses. Four years and out for any leader if success is not of magnatude, No mold allowed to accrue! No if ands, or buts ... for any reason. Bad predecessor? Tuff!!! We hear that crap daily from the white house. Turn things around or goodby, and as they use to say so politically incorrect in my day "don't let the door hit you on the a... on your way ------- out!
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My name is Douglas. Feel free to call me Douglas or "aspiring_beginner".
I am a relative novice, but studying very hard. I am 100% totally independent in my decision making, and never pay advisors (yet).
I am a night person, not by choice, but by biology or circadian rythym (or whatever).
I am serious and respectful, and intend to only post if I have something to say that seems relevant, and hopefully will help others, or will trigger responses that might help others. I believe flaming and insulting and antagonizing anonymously is stupid, childish, immature, unhelpful, and cowardly. I won't do it.
Please forgive me if I ask ignorant questions, or make ignorant comments. It is not by design. Perhaps if I do, and am corrected, other novices will see the responses or corrections, and that will add to the overall dynamic value of the Seeking Alpha community.
I have no products or services to sell or promote at this time.
The areas I feel I understand a little about are stocks and the overall indexes and market direction. I know absolutely nothing about bonds, forex, gold, commodities, beaver pelts, or anything else. I confine myself very strictly only to the very narrow areas I feel I have a slight amount of knowledge in, and I ignore everything else.
I do a lot of reading and learning and "research".
I believe Cramer is a joke (in the format they've made him follow), he was a lot better when he was a serious commentator on CNBC, although once in an extremely rare moment I do hear something basic that helps me understand some fundamentals. But I totally ignore all his advice, and his antics are nearly enough to make me turn the TV off. If he would just try to be serious, like he sometimes is during the first two minutes of the show, when he explains fundamentals of the markets, his show would be a lot better. I know he did well in his career. And what's with this "boo'ya"? I don't even know what that word means. And in spite of what I say above about restraining myself from being critical or negative, and I say this in as humble a way as I can, but he's a clown. I've read a number of studies showing his recommendations are about 45% correct.
At Peracton we develop software products to help solve complex business and analytical problems in the investment management and the retail banking space. Our product range includes solutions for Mutual Funds selection, Stock watch-list , ETFs and other complex financial products.
Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs.
Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy.
Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc.
Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client.
Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.
Artemis Capital Management L.L.C. is an investment management firm that employs systematic trading models to generate alpha from the behavior of market volatility. ACM’s quantitative algorithms are intended to produce returns in a range of market environments and protect against subjective or emotional bias. The fund seeks to generate excess returns above the market from quantitative volatility trading, remain uncorrelated to traditional assets classes, and serve as a vehicle for sophisticated investors to diversify their broader portfolio. The Firm was founded in 2009 and is managed by Christopher Cole, CFA.
Artemis Capital Management is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a commodity pool operator (“CPO”) and with the State of California as an investment adviser, and is a member of the National Futures Association ( "NFA" ).
I am a 30 year veteran financial planner with a CLU, CFP and recently a certified hedge fund professional designation. The 1991 also became a neuro linguistic programming practitioner.
Radio host of WWDB's Money Yoga program where people learn how to consciously transform their relationship with money.