I am a college educated investor with no experience in finance. I have been investing for 6 years and end up doing quite a bit of reading and paying attention to stocks and business news for my own portfolio. I have some opinions that I would like to share with others and this seems to be a fairly reasonable place to do so. I tend to follow a dividend and value approach in my main portfolio, but also have interest in speculative small caps for a smaller portfolio. Free: Readers can get an e-mail once a day from Seeking Alpha that lists all newly published articles of ALL the authors they follow in a single e-mail. To get these updates: - a - Click "Alerts" along the top menu tab (just left of the green PRO tab) - b - Scroll all the way down, and check the box for "author alerts" (2nd box from the bottom) - c - Then you'll be notified by Seeking Alpha once per day of new articles by all authors you follow (in a single e-mail)
My name is Raj Kumar Chadha. I am a Ph.D. in Chemistry and have held various teaching and research positions at various universities. I have more than 100 research papers published in Chemistry Journals.
I became interested in Astrology in my childhood. My interest in stocks developed after I moved to Canada in 1979. When stock market crashed in 1987 I started wondering if this could have been predicted by Astrology. After I moved to San Diego in 1988, I continued my research in various astrological systems to analyze the financial markets. I now firmly believe that traditional Vedic astrology can be safely applied to analyze the stocks and markets.
I now manage my own website (www.stockastrologer.com) where I try to predict the direction of the U.S. stock market, and select stocks based on their on astrological charts. My stock picks based strictly on Astrology produced an average of 63% for the U.S Solar Year (Dec 2012 to Nov 2013).
I have little experience with stocks. My theory is to be like a turtle, slow and steady until I can make it to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
I only buy 1 or 2 stocks a year. My stocks have to have a dividend and I only sell if the dividend goes to zero.
Business owner/software developer. Most of my assets are in my business, real estate, and other non-equities. Stocks are mostly for hobby. I collect the ones I like, buying whenever there's a sale, selling only if the fundamentals turn for the worse or the price is just too good (which is almost never.)
81 years old and counting.
PhD in Biochem, minor Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill.
MS Analytical Chem, St. Joseph's. (evening college).
BSc Chem, PCPS, now USP Philadelphia.
Hobby: Neurophysiological basis of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
More-or-less self-taught individual small investor, who started late.
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Full-time investor searching for talented operators, clean capital structures & scalable growth. No cigar butts or conventional wisdom. My investment philosophy is similar to how I live my life: acquire a few prized possessions at the right price, minimize clutter and maintain flexibility. Twitter: @indievestments
We at SinoValues unabashedly believe that Asian markets for decades to come shall be a place of great wealth generation for those willing to participate.
We primarily invest in American listed Chinese securities. While we dedicate part of our portfolio to swing trading, our long-term growth consists of small & mid cap, emerging stocks- mainly Chinese mining, retail, and internet.
Companies that have potential for double-digit growth, dividend payments, and a discount to intrinsic value are the long-term focus.
We mainly use technical and fundamental analysis for our short term trades.
When we are not looking for the next best Chinese growth story, life is enjoyed through traveling, golf, board games, antiquing, and enjoying time with friends.
I have been a dividend investor since my retirement in late 2003. I diversify by sector, domestic vs. international, and by cap size. I do not invest in stocks that don't pay dividends. I am risk averse and limit my investment in a single equity to 1% of my total assets or less. As a result of this 'rule', I have more than 100 equities in my portfolio.