Since 1989, Phillip L. Clark has been dedicated to serving individuals and small businesses through the process of asset management and comprehensive planning. More than ten years ago, Phillip had the vision to create a firm that would focus solely on the needs of its clients through fee-based planning. Today, OmniStar Financial Group operates as a Registered Investment Advisory Firm, specializing in portfolio management and helping clients make smarter decisions with their wealth. In addition to his role as a Registered Investment Advisor Representative, Phillip played a key role in developing the firm’s proprietary AAMP (Asset Allocated Managed Portfolios) program which is used in conjunction with each client’s Investment Policy Statement. Phillip currently holds his Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 registrations and the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) designation. With more than two decades of experience, he has been afforded many invitations to speak at local and national events. Currently, Phillip writes a weekly publication that provides timely market insight and how it affects portfolio management. Many of his articles have been published by newspapers and industry magazines. Phillip has earned the distinction of Top of the Table; an honor reserved for those who are committed to providing exemplary client service while displaying the highest standards of ethics and professional knowledge.
My name is Payman Winborn. Upon graduation from college in 1999 I founded a company that distributed computer hardware. Although this was a profitable business, I did not want to focus all my resources on one avenue of success, so I looked to diversify my interests. I explored real estate and finance as possible alternative businesses and discovered an interest and passion in futures trading. This is what I ultimately choose as a second source of income.
Initially, I imagined that day trading would be the ideal profession: no customers or staff, no inventory or rent and the possibility of unlimited income. And, more importantly, it presented me with the opportunity to work anywhere....from the privacy of my home or from the balcony of a hotel room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, I knew little about the pitfalls of day trading for a living. To begin with, I spent countless hours reading books, studying charts and conducting research in an effort to become a profitable trader. Six years later, and after the loss of several hundred thousand dollars, my efforts finally resulted in the development of a highly profitable strategy.
This strategy is primarily based on technical analysis and was developed for ES E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contracts from CME Group but it also works in many other financial instruments such as Stocks (NYSE), Bonds, Currencies(Forex Spot), Commodities (Gold and Crude Oil From CME GROUP,Globex,NYMEX, CBOT,Brent Crud Oil From ICE Global Markets), Options, Global Indices and CFD’s with similar high accuracy.
In retrospect, I understand that the biggest barrier to my success was the fact that I tried to learn everything by myself. An experienced mentor could have helped me avoid that painful learning experience....and saved me a significant amount of money as well as many years of frustration.
Today I am an active, and profitable, trader. As a token of appreciation for my success, I now share my tools and experience with other day traders. I believe that my knowledge and skill can help others become successful traders and, in the summer of 2010, I began to publish my realtime market signals and daily results online in order to demonstrate the accuracy of my trading strategy.
Owen Goodenkauf, 63, is a Professional Geologist and groundwater consultant - "My investing philosophy is value-oriented, with some strategically placed bets on rapid growth. As I transition into retirement over the next several years, I have been shifting my retirement accounts from being fully invested in stock index funds to a value-driven, dividend-collecting portfolio, including a reasonable amount of reserve cash. I maintain a taxable trading account separate from my IRA, to indulge my "need for speed" and make a few fun growth plays. My mythical "kitchen cabinet" of advisors includes Buffett & Munger, Peter Lynch, Lazlo Birinyi, Jeremy Siegel, Jeff Miller, Leon Cooperman, and a few others. On "cabinet" meeting nights when reception is clear and the crystal ball is working, we try to get input from Sir John Templeton and Martin Zweig (Marty's still "very concerned.") Obviously, I think keeping a humorous perspective on things helps."
Ha gang Iv been with this stock for along time and iv been a supported..Not been easy but I do Beli9ve in the stock..And hope it will get its just do...A wo0nderful Item and hope they start making a profit to show how great they can and will be a winner
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.
Patient, like to be real sure of my buys. I like to buy dividend paying stocks for the long haul that even my wife won't have to do anything but collect the dividends when I am gone. I hold a max of 12 stocks. I have been investing in stocks for 35 years.
I also buy just a few options. But only at or in the money, and usually hold for a year, but only on stocks I am well convinced will rise. I have done real good using this method. Upon my death my wife knows to call the broker and have all options closed.
I am presently a PhD Candidate in marketing at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada (is.gd/weO3eP). I've been investing since 2005 and am an avid reader of (and occasional commenter on) Seeking Alpha. I think Seeking Alpha and its contributors offer great ideas on and insights into both how and where to invest.
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Age 80, retired transportation planner, afterward owner/operator of a small general used book store in Lancaster, PA. Had owned mutual funds but never had any real exposure to equities until October 2008 -- at which point I became aware of the fact that it was unlikely that I would not be able to mess up our finances any worse than the pros had done. Six years later, I'm certain I've made just about every rookie mistake in the book, but our investments are still in the black and I think I'm becoming more prone to judgement than enthusiasm. (I think I've finally overcome the fatal attraction for microcap biotechnical firms...)