Ron Hiram currently manages investment portfolios and assists earlier stage companies in their capital raising efforts. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Cellnet Solutions, Ltd., a supplier of remotely managed networks of public wireless terminals providing voice as well as value-added data services in developing countries, from April 2008 until March 2010. From 2003 to May 2008, Mr. Hiram was a Managing Partner of Eurofund 2000 L.P., a venture capital fund focused on Israeli-related companies in the telecommunications, information technology and microelectronic spheres. Previously, from 2001-2002, Mr. Hiram co-headed TeleSoft Partners' investment activities in Israel. TeleSoft Partners is a Silicon Valley venture capital fund focusing on companies developing telecommunication-related technologies. Between1994-2000, Mr. Hiram served as Managing Director and Partner at Soros Fund Management LLC ("Soros"), an international hedge fund in New York, devoting the bulk of his time to private equity investments. Prior to joining Soros, Mr. Hiram worked at Lehman Brothers for thirteen years (also in New York), most recently serving as Managing Director of a workout and restructuring group. Mr. Hiram has served on the boards of directors of companies publicly listed in the U.S., including Ulticom, Inc. since January 2000 and Comverse Technology, Inc. from 1985-1986 and from 2001-2006 (including as chairman of the board from May 2006 to December 2006). Mr. Hiram also served on the board of TASE listed E. Wardinon Ltd. (2005-2007) and on the boards of numerous privately held companies. Mr. Hiram received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1981 and a B.Comm. from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 1979.
Doctor Why makes money by work and gives it back through "investment". Well, actually he maintains a "steady state" by picking outrageous winners and losers in the marketplace. He is always early anticipating improvements and declines in the market and manages to sell, just as the market rises, or buy, just as the market declines. Therefore, he excels at market timing, Persons who follow his comments or blog generally should do opposite of his current actions.
Retired (since 1995) aerospace engineer & project manager.
I've adopted dividend income investing as my preferred investing strategy. Although the bulk of my investing is in individual stocks, I also invest in Mutual Funds and ETFs.
My education includes several advanced degrees, including an MBA.
I've had a passion for early retirement since my incorrigible teenage years, when I really had no business thinking about such things. I've held fast to that folly and have been a self-directed investor from the start of my career. As an engineer, finance and investing have become natural hobbies that I've worked to cultivate a self-education in over the years. I've dabbled in plenty of approaches over the years generating little if any meaningful alpha, but have learned much along the way. Saving early and often, while staying the course have been my greatest successes.