Independent investor with extensive financial experience. Numerous years of trading securities, personal portfolio manager. Main interests are in tech and banking. Personal focus is on tech growth opportunities and deep value plays in the banking sector. Happy to respond to article comments, but often unable to do so because of hectic work schedule.
*What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
*The difference between who you are today and who you will be in 5 years is the people you spend time with and the books you read.
*Most people get ahead during the time others waste.
I am an advocate of the acquisition of wisdom (the ability to recognize difference) and being a constant learning machine. We were born into this world ignorant and incoherent and this mental capacity can only be remedied by obtaining wisdom and knowledge vicariously through others or by experience. I prefer both. Modeling is a very effective mental model and overcomes the learning curve of a discipline at an escalating rate. Warren Buffett / John Maynard Keynes / Peter Lynch are the models I use. Inventing the wheel contributes to loss in opportunity costs, inadequacy of conviction in ones conclusions, lack of direction, shortage of confidence to concentrate assets (not over diversifying) and steep expensive learning curves.
Awareness does not bring success. Implementation of awareness develops results, and it is refined results persistently applied that attracts a fortune. A fortune can't be pursued it must be attracted through a definite purpose, definite plan put into continuous action, and concentration of effort that is persevered through all possible tempting distractions.
All is well because all grows better.
I am a value-oriented investor who buys for the long-term. My areas of interest and expertise include banking, biotechnology, and tech, but I seek out and act upon value in any sector or asset class in which I see it. I have outperformed the S&P 500 every year I've been in the market but I hope to keep improving as an investor.
Options trader full-time, author, owner of www.kevinmobrien.com, a subscription-based trading service. Born in Chicago, IL. I trade many stocks in the tech, financial, and agricultural sectors. Trade daily with a 5 Technical Indicator Strategy I developed, the Daily Options Trading Strategy (DOTS). Also trade many debit spreads for weekly and earnings-based trades such as Strangles, the Reverse Iron Condor, the Neutral Calendar Spread and also hold long-term call and put options on undervalued stocks and ETF's.
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Favorite stocks to trade: CF, GOOG, AAPL, NFLX, BIDU, CMG, PCLN, RIMM, CSCO, IDCC, POT, MOS, MON, SNDK, APA, and many more.
I'm a big Chicago Bears and Blackhawks fan.
Founder and CEO of Stipple, a venture backed startup powering search and social shopping in images and online video.
Prior to founding Stipple, I headed technology and digital media for the Justin Timberlake family office, Tennman.
Steve Kanaval was an original member of the Morgan Stanley (MS.NYSE) Futures Task Force at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and worked in the S&P 500 as a market maker from its inception, and was an original Index and Option Market seat holder at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME.NYSE) in 1982. Steve was also President and founder of Chicago Arbitrage Group and Manager of multi billion dollar portfolios during the Internet boom in San Francisco and Technology Funds in and around Wall Street. Additionally, he managed market making operations at Wells Fargo/Van Kasper and various Trading desks where he was consistently responsible for Capital Commitment for the respected firms. His current direction is media based hence his most recent project as President of Market News First Television and recent Director of Research at Knobias Inc, gives Steve unique exposure in New Media. He appears regularly as an authority for popular media outlets as an expert in the small and microcap marketplace. Steve remains an active member of the Securities Traders of New York (STANY). He is a 51 year old father of two son's and he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.