Michael Comeau is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Michael spent 2004 through 2008 at TheStreet.com, starting out as a member of Jim Cramer's research team. Before long, he became a featured columnist across the company's network of sites, and managed a highly-successful investment newsletter service. Prior to TheStreet.com, Michael worked as a Consultant to Toyota Motor North America, specializing in analysis of the U.S. auto industry and emerging automotive technologies. His primary market interest is consumer electronics, and he has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNN Money, MacDailyNews, and GamePro, among many others. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cooking, and exploring his new neighborhood of Sunset Park.
Mardo is the Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee that manages University of California, Santa Barbara’s undergraduate investment fund. He will be a Full Time Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group within Investment Banking & Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Securities starting summer of 2013.
Stirling Capital Management is a client focused and performance oriented investment firm. We scour the globe for opportunity in any asset class with asymmetrical risk versus return characteristics.
I make no pretense to be a financial Guru. All I know is that if you listen to the ratings agencies, Cramer, Wedbush, etc., you are going to lose allot of money. One term of Economics 101 at Carleton College in the Seventies was enough to discover that it is not only not an exact science, it is pure theory, and less logical than the premise of Intelligent Design.
I'm an actor by profession, so I have an uncanny knack for judging character, and am therefore justified in declaring my skepticism of the so called experts. After all, if they were so good at picking stocks, why would they have to supplement their incomes as "analysts"? Why would they share the bounty of their insight with anyone else?
However, since my opinions are unfettered by any expertise, I am worth listening to...
I am a retired elementary school teacher who continues kicking himself in the ass for selling his 1250 shares of Apple during the financial meltdown. However, I feel that neverending burn has made me a wiser and more patient investor. I still cringe whenever any of my four kids ask me if I want an apple. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my kids, political e-mail discussions, moviegoing, working out, attending Phillies' and Eagles' games, darts, ping-pong, reading, especially Grisham, playing with my dog on a snow-covered field, and the challenge of selecting successful stocks, I only recently became hooked on Sirius, thanks to my twenty-four year old daughter's love of it. I do get a kick out of reading the Sirius comments contributed by such a
unique group of individuals.
I own a german motorcyle in the midst of the hallowed American motorcycle birthing place. I prefer good beer to American packaged goods (also born here). Does that make me unAmerican? MAybe just a contrarian.
Systems Analyst for a medium-sized, midwest healthcare system. Recovering moderate Republican.
Small time dabler in real estate investment.
I have been an investor in the stock market since 1966. My first purchase was Coca-Cola.
I have always believed in the stock market as a good way to invest and make a profit if you purchase a good company. Since that time, I have made many purchases and sales of stock.