Graduated from Audencia Nantes School of Management (France). CFA Level I passed in December 2012. I have developed a strong interest in finance through my curriculum and I am particularly interested in equities. I have work experience in corporate and investment banking and in financial markets. I am focused on equities and specially French equities. On Twitter @psookiew
I am retired. Most of my life was spent in academia though I have been an engineering supervisor at a large design, construction company. Hidden in my background is a MS in economics though I never worked as an economist. I have followed the market since the 1960's and have been active since the 1980's. I tend toward contrarian investing; however, my best trades have been the result of a top-down approach and trying to find one of the next trends.
I am a retired baby boomer who enjoyed writing in my former profession. I have been an active investor and follower of the stock market for many years. Now that I am retired from my former profession I am going to give a shot at writing for Seeking Alpha in an effort to join both interests into one new endeavor.
The only addition I have to my overly wordy intro. Is I enjoy communicating with SA reader's. Please, do not hesitate to write personally on stocks or commentary made within. I have met some very intelligent individuals both domestically and overseas that I communicate with quite regularly to our mutual benefit financially and enjoyment socially. If you haven't tried it, do! I look forward to hearing from you and will certainly always respond!
Moving along the continuum of time, I have been invested in the market successfully for 30+ years. Part of the general "diaspora" from New York (Queens), and now a (retired) educator and self-taught (organic) rancher in West Central Texas I have always had a profound interest in geo-politics and history as it relates to economics. Possessing degrees in politics, electronic engineering, as well as a separate Masters in education I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively and worked for several international firms most notably in Sweden and Canada before doing what amounts to missionary work in our public schools, as a humble teacher.
My investment philosophy is conservative, yet on occasion contrarian. For example commodities in the early 70's, presently high quality US dividend aristocrats - mixed with some well entrenched or positioned European securities that offer consistent dividends and growth upside. That said, I too believe long-term investment is the "sine qua non" for financial success - unless you are steeped in financial wizardry and luck, which I certainly am not nothing usually takes the place of "time in the market". I have also constructed a firm inner ring of dividend aristocrats that allow my (outward) "concentric ring" to flourish. However, in a dangerously (???) over bought market I have gathered the wagons and sold off a number of smaller European and global equities that have profited during our long bull run-up - while awaiting like Godot the inevitable 20 -30 % correction.
I have always invested in dividend stocks, and will continue to do so; I do not "play the market". "Dividends are real money and do not "lie" about a stocks overall performance. The goal always is to be equal to and greater than inflation - beyond the pablum of government disseminated statistics that nothing is costing us more, to buy quality when others flee, to invest and not flip equities for a quick dollar, to hold on, but know intuitively by experience when to sell, if, for example (more concretely agreed upon), if a dividend is cut.
I enjoy SA, and believe it is a positive forum for intelligent conversation concerning investment and economics. Again, look forward to hearing from you.
Young graduate from a French Business School, I have developed a strong interest for financial markets over the years. I am particularly interested in equities and especially French stocks and Luxury goods companies.
Comments and advices are always welcome.