Sam Kirtley has been involved in investment and trading in the financial markets for a number of years and has experience in stock investment and analysis as well as options trading. In 2009 SK Options Trading was formed to cater to clients looking to utilize options to maximize the performance of their trading/investing. Sam & SK Options Trading can be followed on Twitter @skoptions Particularly geared to options trading is SK OptionTrader which is a premium service offering real time options trading signals via email. The service has been performing well with the model portfolio is up 994.38% since inception, working out as an annualized return of 56.90%. The average return of 31.4% per recommended trade includes losses and the average trade is open for 54.27 days. It total SK OptionTrader has closed 158 trades with 143 closed at a profit. He was a founder of gold-prices.biz among other investment websites and continues to contribute regularly on these sites. Sam has studied finance and economics and uses his knowledge along with his trading experience in his writing.
Interested in conventional large cap dividend stocks, precious metals, rare earths, military/defense industry, agricultural commodities, water utilities, biotechnology, as well as indexed passive mutual funds and the occasional below-the-radar nano cap stock with the potential to move rapidly within their specialized field. Other interests include world history, chess, bridge, English football, and hiking in national parks. Education MSEE, worked throughout the defense and satellite industries.
Long these diamond-in-the-rough stocks (volatile short-term but with massive long-term potential) - NVEC (electron spin memory and sensors), TMRC (heavy rare earths), MLLOF (light rare earths), SZSMF (junior silver miner moving to mid-tier).
Long these conventional stocks (dividend holdings) - T, VZ, CTL, JNJ, GILD, PFE, MRK, GE, CMI, UTX, LMT, NOC, BA, HON, UPS, UNP, TRN, WFC, V, VIRT, NYCB, NEM, HL, AA, PG, WMT, COST, LVS, SBUX, PCG, AWK, CWCO, XOM, CVX, SLB, VLO, MSFT, INTC, and AAPL.
Long these conventional mutual funds (core holdings) - FBIOX (biotech active fund), MINDX (India active fund), FUSVX (large cap passive fund).