I've been an active investor for over 10 years, mainly focused on companies in the fields of technology and engineering. I basically look for three kinds of opportunities: 1. I mostly look for deep value situation were a lot of bad things have happened and lot of good things can happen (this might be Joel Greenblatt citation). 2. But I also believe that sometimes it's a lot better to buy a great company at a fair price than to buy a fair company at a great price to cite Charlie Munger here. So I regularly buy companies like Microsoft and Apple when the price is right, both of which are excellent companies. 3. I look for companies that understand how the media works and are able to produce a continuous flow of good news and have credible backers - the best example I can think of here is Tesla. If I have to think hard about buying something or not, I don't buy it . I don't post articles often, but when I do I strongly belief what I write.
I am an Independent investor who enjoys learning from other investors. I do have a B.S. in Finance and 12 years of financial experience in trading and investing. I try to keep up with a wide variety of North American and European equities. I engage in both short term and long term investing positions. I desire to learn more on hedging tactics using currency forward contracts, options and futures' contract's.
I consider my investing strategy as both Value & Growth since both strategies share similarities. I am not a financial adviser and their fore expect that no one will take investment advice from my commentary, blogs or investment ideas.
I am 64 and I am an active Trader in the Equity and Option markets. I bought my first shares of stock (4 shares of VMC) at age 10. I have and continue to use a combination of both Fundamental and Technical analysis. I specialize with Pivot Points & Technical Analysis Crossovers.
Technical Analyst, Publishing Ideas at www.tradingview.com, Sep 2011-present
VP Equity Trading, Technical Analyst, Registered Options Principle, S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc., 1990-1994
Portfolio Manager, 1994-present.
Trading System Developer, Trader, Manager, 2006-2009, Futures Trading Systems.
Day-Trader in Listed Equities, 1997-2003.
Publisher and Market Commentator, Developer and Advisor: www.tradingview.com
Publish forecasts and make market timing decisions using both fundamental and technical data.
I used my liberal arts degree in medieval history to land a job as a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch in 1979 (one of 4 women in a class of 300) and learned everything I know about money from reading the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal on a daily basis for 23 years. That and watching my clients' accounts. The rich people I worked for made their money from a conservative buy and hold strategy, investing in companies they understood, never worrying about the ups and downs of the market.
In 2000, I decided I was tired of obsessing about production rankings and portfolio returns. I needed time to explore all the other ways there are to be alive, not more money. And so I walked away from my private office and fancy title just before the tech bubble burst.
That, friends, is the only "market timing" I've ever done.
My best advice:
1. Use what you have and don't waste.
2. Pay off your house and all other outstanding debt.
Financial freedom is priceless.
Retired VP of marketing for fortune 1000 company. Have reached the age (65+) where I am decidedly risk adverse and conservative in my investments. I currently have expanded my hobby of dog breeding and training into a small business. I also enjoy foreign travel and own properties in Europe and Asia where I reside for frequent periods.