(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.
Stanley J G Crouch is CIO and Senior Managing Director at Aegis Capital Corp in NYC. He also is CEO of EXP Wealth Enhancement, LLC, an affiliate of Aegis. He began his career in 1983 and has served in a number of senior positions in the financial services industry. He has been responsible for over $5 billion of debt, mezzanine and preferred equity transactions as both public offerings and private placements. A nationally recognized speaker, he regularly appears in media such as, CNBC, FOX BN, CBS, Bloomberg News and has been interviewed an quoted in numerous publications like Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Institutional Investor among others.
He has co-created a proprietary income-centric investment platform encompassing all facets of income investing and centered on "off-the-run" client solutions. Serving HNW, UHNW, Endowments, Organizations and Family Offices, he helps steward client assets in custody in Aegis accounts.
***The opinions expressed by Mr Crouch are strictly his own and do not necessarily reflect those of Aegis Capital Corp, EXP Wealth Enhancement, LLC, or their affiliates. Nothing expressed constitutes an solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any particular investment or investment program. Any investment involves risk and may result in a loss of principal. Investors should carefully consider their own circumstances before making any investment or embarking on any investment program.***
An electrical engineer, presently working as a military expat in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Long on Chile and Uruguay as an economy and as places to invest and live. No US investments at all. Spare time includes raising a garden, using wind and solar as home energy sources and experimenting with the mfg of biodiesel. Other investments include silver mines, firearms, making mead and beer and physical gold and silver.
Favorite quotes include: Put not your faith in princes; If you can, save yourself. and "The sheep pray the wolves will never come, the sheepdog lives for that day."
Long a buy and hold investor, I now believe that buy and hold has to be re-evaluated in a world of ever increasing, instant information and huge gyrations in markets all over the world.
A value investor at heart, I anchor my portfolio with conservative funds and blue chip dividend stocks, but have enjoyed great returns by utilizing a portion of my portfolio on microcaps, cleantech and new technology stocks.
That change in sentiment resulted in a 471% return over two years.
Been investing for 25 years, Early on I was heavily into Options trading. The stock market was my Casino. learned a ton by the age of 30. Now, I believe in buying companies and not trading stocks.
2 summers on wall st ...JPM. Vaults of the trust department 1975 1976...
3 years Institute del Arte e il Restauro...Florence italy.
5 years Consiglio di Instituto, Borgo a Mozzano ,Italy
1 year member of giunta
Single parent of two for 13 years.
USA 1956-1982 and present.
My father worked JPM between 1923 and 1985
He was a director in the 60s
He was executor of JP jr will.
He testified in congress re charges of insider trading....Texas Gulf Sulfur 1966
This explains my points of view re banking and finance....
It does not mean I condone bankers or their worse habits.
Morgan was no doubt the worst of war profiteers...jmho
......but he was considered the most trustworthy of bankers.