My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.
I am an independent investor who also teaches value investing at www.csinvesting.org. My interests include Austrian economics, gold, specialty insurance, business services, and resources. My goals are to value and explain investments as a business person.
I am a forex trader. My forex experience started 6 years ago when I invested my 500 dollars in the forex market. After losing all of the initial sum I reconsidered my trading and developed a succesful trend trading system. That's when I became profitable. I came back to forex market with a friend of my investing his 4000 dollars. We tripled that amount in a matter of one year trading swings and trends. After that I started trading on my own and developed two more strategies: range trading strategy and news trading strategy. Those enabled me to have profit on a daily basis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ZbENbz6Qs