I have watched, listened, learned and played the markets for about 25 years. At first my interest reflected a natural curiosity about business, but after legal training I graduated into a more educated and holistic view of the market as a reflection of litigation, law, news, market share, patents, finance, share volume, competition, competent management, philosophy and data.
Retired Refinery and Petrochemical Commissioning and Production Manager, having worked for 48 years worldwide in more than 42 countries and on more than 42 small and big projects. Fluent in at least 4 languages and a practical very Hands-on Engineer / peoples Leader and so on. Now staying in Switzerland on a Refinery Project.
I have been investing personally since 2008. I graduated from UMass Lowell with my BSBA in May 2009 and received an MBA with a Finance concentration in December 2012. I am pursuing my CFA certification and have currently (as of June 2014) passed 2 of the 3 examinations.
Personal Investor following most sectors but with focus on tech and further focus on communication chip companies and Internet infrastructure....although my watch list has many companies from many sectors.
I have a Mech Eng honors degree with 35 years as a petroleum engineer/onsite operations manager/finance, forecasting and metrics manager. I was also section chairperson for Society of Petroleum Engineers so have a good feel for the oil production and transport industry. 26 of those years were with Shell (mostly TEOR in CA) and the last 9 years overseas (ME) with Oxy.
I saved and invested well so retired in 2014 at age 58 and invest mainly as a hobby as I have my retirement secured.
I am a full-time investor/trader, fund manager, and father. I have a B.S. in Physics and a B.S.M.E. in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Physics from Leland Stanford Junior University, a M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am also a CFP and a licensed securities broker (I've passed the Series 7 and Series 63).