Mike Shedlock (Mish) is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management (http://www.sitkapacific.com/). Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction. Visit Sitka Pacific's Account Management Page (http://www.sitkapacific.com/account_management.html) to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific. I blog at Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis (http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/) which typically has commentary every day of the week. I am also a contributing "professor" on Minyanville (http://www.minyanville.com/), a community site focused on economic and financial education. I do weekly podcasts every Thursday on HoweStreet (http://www.howestreet.com/audiovideo/) and a brief 7 minute segment on Saturday on CKNW AM 980 (http://cknw.com/%20) in Vancouver. When not writing about stocks or the economy I spend a great deal of time on photography and in the garden. I have over 80 magazine and book cover credits. Some of my Wisconsin and gardening images can be seen at MichaelShedlock.com (http://www.michaelshedlock.com/BestImages/index.html).
financial blogger, newsletter writer.
10 years in various positions in the construction industry.
2 years of which I ran my own construction Firm.
Construction management Certificate.
Degree in Economics.
Live in Galway, Ireland.
At gfs Capital I focus on the overall macro picture with an emphasis on Credit dynamics and the resulting effects on the economy.
I'm an older investor who's been out of the loop for a good while, but is now looking toward retirement in a few years. Professionally I do land work for the Oil and Gas industry--work that I love. I live in Denver, Colorado.
I manage 3 portfolio's , Self taught with lots to learn, My best move was selling Jan 2000, went to 85% cash and dollar cost until the market reached 860, then went all in. Did not see the 2008/9 crash ( I was taking care of a dying family member) I did not sell, I did buy bonds and did well. Along with Healthcare, Utilities, value Foreign, Emerging markets.S&P 500
For work I am a Inventor, Creator, Interior Designer and Small business owner , Lamps and Light, cookieLight.com. Studied architecture at SCI-ARC, and UCLA..
Like cooking, Italian from scratch. Learned from Grandma..
I am a cabinetmaker, working for Clair Global Enterprises. We produce audio equipment for use in large scale venues around the world. I'm close to retirement. but still love to play the market.
I am a reformed MD, now with a finance MBA, and studying valuation independently by developing some conservative DCF models using FCF per share. You can make any investment work if you set a low enough discount rate.... that's one of the discouraging things about doing anything other than passive index investing. Forecasting isn't too accurate, those darn standard deviations are too wide. Margins of safety and alpha are rare and hard to separate from the noise.