I am a value investor but with an emphasis on two things: Technicals and Dividends. This emphasis lets me play it safe and minimize my risk. Assuming a value stock is actually a good deal and not just a value trap, with many there eventually should come a chart pattern that shows that others are beginning to realize what you realize: That this stock is undervalued. This also lets you time your investments for maximum returns. Dividends, meaning safe and dependable dividends and not "sucker yields", also are a strong subplay on value. "Getting paid to wait" for a turnaround is not only an efficient return on your money while waiting for the turnaround, it also brings substantial piece of mind. Last year (2010), I called chart breakouts on value plays XOM (Symmetrical Triangle), Alcoa (Double Bottom), Lowe's (Ascending Triangle), Goldman Sachs (Ascending Triangle) and most recently JPM Chase (ascending triangle), as well as noting the S&P Rising Three Methods in late September that portended a beautiful upswing. I am an honors graduate from University of Florida and I've been an investor for 4 years now and loved every minute of it. The Great Recession was not the easiest time to learn the ropes, but "A calm sea never made a great sailor". I look forward to getting any and all feedback, and wish all of you the best of luck in your investing.
Retired from teaching @ Universities in NE, IA, MO & KS & retired too from other areas of self employment. (painting, photography, poetry) Also several years of living, working & traveling in Europe. Many grants & residencies here working in prisons & with children with & without disabilities in schools. I've lived in a convent with Nuns several years & for the past 25 years on a farm in the Glacial Hills overlooking the Missouri River enjoying the beauty, drama & tranquility of nature. Recently moved to town & trying to adjust to traffic & noisy human nature.
I'm a self directed investor attempting to survive day to day with dividend growth & income stocks.
individual investor, traded as a local for a short period on the NYFE and COMEX in 1980's, I worked as a commercial mortgage broker (during college), became an attorney, practiced commercial litigation and then later co- founded a privately held Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (in 1996) which serves the enterprise segment and has over 200 Million in sales per annum.
DARO was my badge when i traded.
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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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.