I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.
I am projecting that the US govt is near insolvent and that we will be facing a new Bretton Woods currency agreement bringing gold back into the monetary system in combination with a sudden fiat currency devaluation (across the board-most currencies) against gold over a long weekend or an outright sovereign debt panic by 2020-2025. The least expected outcome double digit inflation is very likely sometime in the future. The Fed PRO-POVERTY policies are going to crush the poor, fixed pensioners and lower middle class since disposable income growth is limited. Beware middle class and retirees your purchasing power will drop dramatically when everyday necessities absorb a larger % of your income. To spread the word to the brainwashed American drones that this economy is one big illusion ponzi scheme and you are infact broke. Issuing more debt to solve a debt problem is crazy. I am accepting nominations for those that played a major positive and major negative impact on our economy. Inductees: The Hammer Hall of Fame Bill Black Brooksley Born David Walker Ron Paul Robert Rodriguez Peter Schiff David Stockman Janet Tavakoli John Bogle Elizabeth Warren Steve Wynn ============================== The Hammer Hall of Shame Ben MadMan Bernanke Lloyd Blankfein Bush II Jamie Diamond Shaun Donovan Barney Fwank Dick Fuld Alan "The Maestro" Greenspan Tim Geithner Paul king Krugman David Lereah Angelo Mozillo Obama The NAHB The NAR Henry Paulsen Nancy Pelosi Charles Prince Franklin Raines Robert Rubin David Stephens Larry Summers Bob Toll Maxine Waters Lawrence Yun
I am a full time investor and options trader. My professional career includes working six years supporting Private Bank at Bank of Boston/Fleet Bank in the area of global corporate actions. My career also includes founding a non-profit publisher which empowered children and adults around the globe with books that helped their literacy and self-esteem. Over one million books were gifted worldwide through this work.
Now I am beginning to build a coaching platform to support people who are new to options trading and have a desire to learn the basic skills, do's and don'ts to get them started.
* BS Chemical Engineer, MBA
* Retired after 50 years of working starting at 14, paying most of my way through college, working for two major Chemical companies and retired as a Corporate VP
* Also owned and operated my own manufacturing company for 7 years until sold to a Fortune 500 company.
* Had the wonderful opportunity to visit and work with people from over 60 countries around the world and almost every state in the US.
* Now a full time investor, sail and water ski for fun - USCG 50 ton license-, exercise for health and migrate South every winter, back to the Northeast for summer.
* Male, married to same female for 40 years, 3 adult sons and 4 grandchildren
* Politically independent, appalled by the current political system and unenthusiastic about almost all candidates but continue to vote.
* When in the Northeast I live in a major city where I can watch our social system degrading before my eyes with 50% high school drop out rates, high unemployment, murder rates approximately equal to the fatality rate of our soldiers in Iraq and an economically unsustainable city dependent on state and federal funding to survive.
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I am a programmer, a researcher and a computer scientist on artificial intelligence. My past lives include working on two startups, two universities and one industrial research institution. I have been trading since 2004.
Researching stocks is my hobby as well as an important source of income. My interest includes techs, big caps, biotechs as well as dividend stocks.
Over 15 years as an IT Consultant for a wide range of clients including Dell, Ingram Micro, BankAm South and FedEx Data Center. Specializes in technology, contrarian plays and global macro. My articles have appeared on Morningstar.com, IHIQS, Seeking Alpha, Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, EIN Newsdesk, Google Finance, Motley Fool, MSN Money, and AOL Daily Finance.
I used my liberal arts degree in medieval history to land a job as a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch in 1979 (one of 4 women in a class of 300) and learned everything I know about money from reading the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal on a daily basis for 23 years. That and watching my clients' accounts. The rich people I worked for made their money from a conservative buy and hold strategy, investing in companies they understood, never worrying about the ups and downs of the market.
In 2000, I decided I was tired of obsessing about production rankings and portfolio returns. I needed time to explore all the other ways there are to be alive, not more money. And so I walked away from my private office and fancy title just before the tech bubble burst.
That, friends, is the only "market timing" I've ever done.
My best advice:
1. Use what you have and don't waste.
2. Pay off your house and all other outstanding debt.
Financial freedom is priceless.
I am a private full-time investor focusing on value investing and arbitrage opportunities and I am currently in the process of launching a small HF in Hong Kong. I have 11 years experience in finance, the last 8 of which on D1 Index trading desk at 2 major international banks (ETFs, Swaps, Futures but also including special sits / stub trading / Index rebal trading and index arb).
I believe that the biggest opportunities exist in small and micro-cap opportunities as they are much less covered by the big banks (at the end of the day what value does another research report on msft add?) and I focus on companies that trade at a significant discount to where I see fair value to provide me with a sufficient margin of safety.
I am a holder of the CFA designation.
Retired investor, ex-Navy, ex-Big Oil, ex-French manufacturer.
My interest in investing came from both my grandfather/father and my boss at work. When my grandfather retired in the late 50's he spent his days either with some cronies watching the tape at the local ML office, fishing, or tending his flower shrubs. I didn't know what he was investing in until after he died which is normal as I was still in school and more interested in school than my future life. My grandmother started talking about the different companies and what was happening to them (buyouts, spinoffs, etc.). Then when she died and my mother inherited the portfolio I saw that it consisted of first quality dividend paying stocks. Until my mother's death the process continued without any significant purchases or sales -- nor any dividend reinvestments. The money was accumulated and invested in good mutual funds my dad liked.
My dad was a doctor and knew nothing about investing but a kind patient ( a crony of my grandfather) bought some stock for him in the late 50's with the comment "pay me when you can or give them back to me at anytime". He repaid him. The patient did this again about 2 years later. Same result. This small investment in a Louisiana land and oil and gas company (which no longer exists) paid for a new house and our educations, etc. My dad then started investing in mutual funds and dividend reinvesting. He loved Magellan and the Neuberger funds. He had them until his death.
My boss got me interested in AAII then when I moved to the home office I joined a small local investment club. Eventually I kept the club "sheet" -- the monthly tally of investments with relevant information (yield, gains/losses, tracking against the 500, etc.) . It was complex but fun. I stayed with that club even after moving away and kept their sheet too for almost 20 years. I joined a new club and repeated the process.
Now, I don't have any club but I continue to discuss stocks with friends.
The "dot com bubble" really crushed me and turned me into a DGI.
Now I have about half in stocks (COP, CVX, KMI) and half in funds/ETFs (Health Care, Small Cap, Medium Cap, Energy, Primecap, VNQ, VDC -- all Vanguard).
I want the portfolio to act as it did for my grandfather and mother. Hence, I am trying to educate our daughter in how this works. She's not investment savy but she is extremely smart and a quick learner in medicine so the process won't be too difficult.
Seminal reading: Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Think & Grow Rich, The Bible
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