I am a retired accountant with a background in large mining projects from feasibility to full-scale operation. I manage my own investments and for the majority of my portfolio I have a strong preference for Blue Chip stocks. For the balance of my portfolio I have an interest in small and micro-cap stocks, seeking superior returns.I seek alpha returns through identifying companies with the right fundamentals and assessing the risks and investing long. Although investing long, I understand the importance of share price in the short to medium term for these small cap companies as it impacts their ability to raise capital.
At no point consider me an expert in anything. Science background, stints at various universities, the last being famous for economics, led to a career in the financial markets with postings around the world. 25 years of market experience does not make me an expert, it makes me a sanguine cynic towards beliefs peddled by others for their own benefit. I rather believe in building up one's own framework of economic, trading and personal values from first principles and experiences. Don't trust anyone trying to sell you a story, least of all me.
I started following the stock market few years ago.
After a couple of wrong bets and bad advises, I have decided to take charge of my money! Do some studies on the matter and try to understand better the stock market mouvements, in order to maxime my utility in each investments.
I'm an amateur, and doing this on my spare times only.