Rick Hyde works in the aerospace and defense industry. His investment philosophy is buying growth at a reasonable price. He is also a retired military officer, former independent financial planner and held several positions in the IT and Defense industries. Rick is a graduate of the US Military Academy, with a graduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Colorado State University. Rick resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two teenage sons.
I live in New Mexico. I am happily married, old enough to be collecting my social security and still work as a finish (trim) carpenter. I've been investing since Yahoo was the new big deal, survived the internet bubble bursting and continue to look for the next big deal. For years, I took care of an estate owned by a person in the computer promotion business in the Bay area. He introduced me the world of the personal computer and bought me my first Apple. My largest investment is in Apple Computer Corporation.
I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.
Mr. Williams is a strategic advisor to automotive companies focused on PHEV drive trains, alternative energy grid storage and new battery technologies. He assists automotive companies commercializing highly efficient, environmentally friendly, powertrain technologies for light, medium, and heavy duty trucks, buses, vans and SUVs.