I have managed my own portfolio for six years and received my degree from Eastern Oregon University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I decided to concentrate on the economics portion because of my fascination with the markets. I usually track the market by reading Barron's and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, in addition to other business magazines and web-based research articles.
Upon inventing IBM’s first spread sheet program at age 27 I developed my first stock price forecasting model using this software. I tested my model's performance on a database of over 50 stocks with 15 years of historical daily price and earnings data. The model was statistically significant in picking short-term price bottoms. Since retiring from a career in high-tech product management in 2009 I’ve developed those models further. I now have market direction models for the major North America markets that incorporate public and proprietary metrics that have proven robust in extensive performance back-testing and sensitivity analysis. I am a member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts.
Retired business owner and self-directed investor for 25 years. I purchase only dividend paying stocks that I hope to be able to hold forever. My best results over the years have been with MLPs, Rails, and small banks. My largest single holding is GE, which has been a disappointment the past few years. My best single investment has been Kansas City Southern RR (KSU).