Reggie Middleton is the personification of the freethinking maverick — the ultimate nonconformist as it applies to macro strategies, investment, and analysis. He uses his background and knowledge in new media, distributed computing, risk management, insurance, financial engineering, real estate, corporate valuation, and financial analysis to pursue, analyze, and capitalize on global macroeconomic opportunities. Finding most available research lacking, both in quality and quantity, Mr. Middleton assembled his own talented research staff. As forensic research is a lynchpin for his own investing, "to actually put food on the table," he stands behind it as doing what it is supposed to do - illustrate, elucidate and educate. He does not sell advice or research. He is an entrepreneur who exists outside of mainstream corporate America and Wall Street. This allows him the freedom to do things that many cannot—perform without conflicts of interest and corporate politics. Mr. Middleton prides himself on developing some of the highest quality, actionable research available - regardless of price. He welcomes any and all to peruse his blog of freely available analysis, opinion and participatory social media; use his custom tools, download files, interact with the community and make critical comparisons from a results orientated perspective. Reggie believes ideas and implementations are improved and fine-tuned when bounced off of the collective intellect of the many, in lieu of that of the few - in essence, a form of collaborative open source financial analysis. Visit his blog Boom Bust Blog. (http://boombustblog.com/)
I got into trading in order to support missions and ministries. In 1998 it was the wild west of pennystocks. It seemed so easy. So I promptly lost 3/4 of a small inheritance that I got. I buckled down and averaged down on a solid deal that started @ .43 and went down to .023 and then back to over $1 That was the start. From there I headed up several pennstock letters and retired in 2001 prior to "911" having warned all my friends to be careful of "offshore" accts and that one day soon all of their ones and zero's were going to be gone. I was 40 then.
In May 2009 I held a mini-seminar for friends with a market recoil projection that all proved true.
$50K would have made $1M - it is all dated and recorded. Except I still expect the drop to 5000 on the DOW.
If you want my notes I can send you a link ~ 800 pages and 100+ charts ... I pretty much did the seminar from memory. (Some of the picks are relevant still as the migratory patterns of wealth are fairly consistent.)
Tales From The Future (tftf). I picked my nickname because many advisors and investors claim they can predict the future of the (stock) markets and somehow pick the winners. I don't. I usually do not engage in short-term trading and myopic analysis (quarter by quarter, without looking at the big picture). I like to work with long-term scenarios with a focus on possible disruptions in the technology and energy sectors. I look into value and contrarian ideas as well as emerging technologies and growth stocks worldwide, both on the long and short side. I also like to discuss the influence of monetary policy on global stock markets. I am fiercely independent in my investment research and therefore use the image of a lone Ninja. This influenced my investment principles for the past 20+ years: Pick your targets with patience. Do your OWN diligence. Never follow the herd blindly: 'Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.' General Sector Focus: Technology/Internet, Value, Disruptors, Energy/Alt Energy, Entertainment Stocks and Monetary Policy/Geopolitics. Geographical Focus: USA, Western Europe, Japan. Sector 'Halo' Focus Stocks: AAPL, TSLA... PS: Not a native English speaker. I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors.
Annie Thomassen Is a technical writer with two websites: The first is: www.lefthandedinfo.com that is a culmination of 20 years of research on left-handedness and the causes and consequences. She has written a self-help manual titled, "Left-Handed But Not Left Behind: A Positive Approach For The Left-Handed Student".
The second is her business that she has run with her husband Harry for 17 years which is a private care nursing home called "Welcome Home" the website is: www.anursinghomealternative.com
Aldo has completed his Double Master of Science in International Management in 2011 from LUISS University (Rome) and Fudan University School of Management (Shanghai). He is currently based in Belgium where he works in the Management Consulting industry. Besides consultancy, Aldo is very focused on the following areas of interest such as macroeconomics, performance management, executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate strategy and business/financial analysis. In 2012 he published with LAP Publishing his book titled Technological Platforms and the research paper How and When China Will Exceed its Renewable Energy Deployment Targets in the prestigious scientific Journal Energy Policy, Vol. 51, pp. 652-661. Aldo was teaching assistant of Performance Management and Executive Compensation in the MBA and EMBA at LUISS Business School.