I have a PhD in economics and a CFA. I'm semi-retired and mostly follow my interests which include global macro, financial markets, international development and climate change.
A 20 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in database development, IT strategies and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of several technology companies and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings.
As a long conservative investor, I've learn hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing.
Always looking for proven guidance.
40 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in business development and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of 5 technology-based business and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings. As an life-long investor, I've learned hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing. Later in life, I became a more serious student of investment and have advanced credentials in financial planning. Now, while I enjoy 'retirement' and remain active in a couple of very promising business development projects, I spend a lot of every day with the markets and enjoy the best investment performance of my life! Wishing you all the very best...
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.
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(Note: In case it matters to anyone, I'm not a physician. I live in Maryland. This has caused confusion on some threads.)
Profile picture is the NASA GISS Global Surface Temperature Index, 1880-2012. If this were the DJIA, we'd call it a bull market. Instead, it's a disaster in the making. Do you have kids?
I invest for total return, through a combination of small-cap value stocks (typically held for months to a year), a core position of dividend stocks, a small selection of growth companies and a limited number of ETFs.
I have a diverse background in engineering, neuroscience research, statistical analysis, and software development.
I am an equity analyst with three years of experience. I love the challenge and mental stimulation investing in stocks provides. I enjoy researching and learning about new businesses and technologies. I am passionate about becoming a great investor.
My purpose is to use SA as my investing journal. I will outline my investment ideas, my mistakes, and my successes. I encourage SA users to comment, to critic, and to provide ideas in a constructive manner, otherwise, you will be wasting my time.
George Spritzer, CFA is a registered investment advisor at Southland Investments and specializes in managing closed-end funds for individuals.
George uses the following investment strategies:1) Opportunistic Closed-end fund investing: Buy CEFs at larger than normal discounts to NAV and sell them when the discounts narrow. 2) Exploit special situations: tender offers, fund terminations, fund activism, rights offerings etc.
I am a senior electrical engineer and inventor ,my job is to find insightful solutions to address technology related needs.
I started investing 12 years ago, and it is a hobby i take very seriously.I use my technical and academic skills to engineer consistent and reliable strategies aiming to outperform the market while minimizing risk.
individual investor, traded as a local for a short period on the NYFE and COMEX in 1980's, I worked as a commercial mortgage broker (during college), became an attorney, practiced commercial litigation and then later co- founded a privately held Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (in 1996) which serves the enterprise segment and has over 200 Million in sales per annum.
DARO was my badge when i traded.
I work as a Business System Analyst for a global bio-pharmaceutical company based in Illinois. I am a value-investor that looks for opportunities to exploit market inefficiencies to make out sized profits. I generally am interested in the pharmaceutical industry as well as large income producing companies for value investing. Intense research, intelligence, and patience are the keys to having success with this strategy.
My ultimate objective is to leverage the knowledge, experience and relationships of our contributors to introduce our subscribers to profitable long and short investment opportunities in the healthcare sector.
My focus is on identifying and analyzing technically-complicated companies and equities that are grossly over or under-valued.
Personal investor learning more about the markets everyday. I am looking for more resources to become better informed on a more timely basis on the stocks in my portfolio. Because I am relatively new to being an "active" investor I rely heavily on Seeking Alpha contributors and also on the "comments" from other members. I have learned to dig deeper on authors to see if they have their own agenda they are touting versus trying to help others build shareholder wealth.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, I have extensive experience living and working in Latin America, where I witnessed Mexico's debt crisis of the 1980's and Argentina's financial meltdown of 2001. (I regret not investing every penny I could get my hands on in each of those countries in those moments.) I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to understand financial instruments and identifying opportunities for investment both at home and overseas.