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Self Directed Investor  

My name is Scott Nystrom, Ph.D. — founding partner, President, and Editor of the Self Directed Investor website. I am also a self directed investor with a 12 year average return of about 16 percent per year from 1997-2008.

Analyzing global financial markets, researching economic trends, developing investment strategies, and performing due diligence on companies are among my favorite activities.

The most stunning fact of 2008 is that the smartest investment gurus who were supported by extraordinary resources also lost huge shares of their wealth — including Warren Buffet who reportedly lost almost 40 percent of his net worth in 2008.

As an educator, I am motivated to educate investors, share ...More
  • Description: Newsletter Author. Trading frequency: Monthly
  • Interests: Bonds, Dividend stock ideas & income, ETFs, Forex, Options, Retirement savings, Stocks - long, Stocks - short
Self Directed Investor, Inc. The Self Directed Investor is about empowering self directed investors with ideas and education. After the market crash of 2008, many investors discovered they could produce returns as well or better than their advisers and they took control of their investments. Others wondered whether their advisers were ...More
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