I'm a middle aged guy who's falling apart at the seams and trying to make a few bucks for retirement. I've had a lot of experience mining gold with artisanal methods and by dredging. I understand gold geology pretty well and can make sense of geological reports so I tend toward investing in what I understand.
I am a 66 year old retired Engineer. I have been investing in the stock market for over 25 years. I do my own analyst. The main thing I've learned is "don't believe anything an individual analyst says". You need to get a consensus from all analyst covering a given stock plus use other sources such as Zacks, MSN Money, etc. Do all that and then if you're lucky you might make some money.
Leo Biblitz, founder, editor, advocate
The Biblitz B.C. Law Review - A multimedia digest of case summaries, comments and links to judgments of interest at the courts of British Columbia beginning January, 2011.
Condoquest - A multimedia digest of case summaries, comments and links to judgments at the courts of British Columbia pertaining to condominium / strata property - development, design, construction and governance. From January, 2011.
Biblitz Tax Review
Biblitz BC Disability Law Blog
Biblitz International Trade Review
Individual investor with particular interest in any company that is on the cusp of change--for the better. These companies will have at least several attributes in common: They are underfollowed; underappreciated; have a clear, stated strategy for driving profits; management and BOD are perfectly aligned with common shareholders; management team and BOD with a track record of rewarding shareholders; and have near-term catalysts that will have meaningful impact on the business. Simple, right?
ex- EF Hutton, Bear Stearns, Lehman Bros. sales trader
It took me awhile to shake the mind set of dancing to a big firm's agenda. For awhile, I was enamored by the idea of precious metals as a safeguard against currency debasement and political risk. Central Banks see it differently. Market manipulation via futures contracts destroys any notion of a commodities actual supply and demand dynamic.. I hope to be on the right side of market manipulations in the future. amen!