Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs. Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy. Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc. Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client. Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.
I am a Federally-licensed Associated Person in the Commodity financial markets and Principal and Head Trader of Ramarcher Trading LLC in Hillsboro, Oregon. I trade futures and options for our clients on the Commodity exchanges, including the CME at cmegroup.com. I am a UCLA graduate with 13 years of experience as a licensed professional in the alternative investment space. Our Commodity brokerage is one whereby we seek to build our client relationships over a long period of time and whereby we create with them a customized trading/investing portfolio. We deploy Managed Futures as well as individual broker-assisted trades for the majority of our customers.
Former Tenured Business Professor; co-authored APICS textbook on organizational change; math/economics/science teacher; serious investor since 1987; completed the professional Certified Financial Planner course and Financial Analyst Levels I and II. Post graduate studies in financial analysis. 2010 Chartered Financial Analyst Scholarship Award winner.
I am fascinated by how complex and yet simple the investing system is: an organic composite of the hopes, dreams, fear, and greed of the human condition. But it is not a hobby! To wit, if you want to play around go to Vegas, but If you want to make money you had better get serious and think for yourself, because most of what you were taught in school and are fed by the pseudo-intellectuals "ain't worth spit in the ocean."
Started investing in 1987 with a few hundred dollars when I embraced the empowerment of becoming responsible for my outcomes. I read a book entitled "All You can Do is All You can Do: But all You Can Do is Enough" by Art Williams. One of the most influential books in my life outside the Bible. I set a nice round goal of 7 figures liquid,and met and surpassed that in 20 years and never made over $75,000/yr.
You can do it too!
David T. Osprey is a Legal Advisor and Ph.D. student with broad interests outside his field of specialization. He began investing in equities February 2011. David has over 15 years in the real estate industry, specifically within residential property acquisitions, funding, real estate valuation, advisory and research. David is passionate about studying the financial markets and examining macro real estate trends.
Active Real Estate Investor, Hard Money Direct Lender, Stock, Forex and Options Trader.
+ Stocks: Mostly high dividend paying stocks in various sectors
+ Forex: Automated Currency Trading of Technical Strategies
+ Options: Straddles, Strangles, Iron Condors, Cash Secured Puts, Collars, Covered Calls
+ Real Estate: Residential Single and Multi-Family
FYI: I'm always seeking joint ventures or working with hedge funds for private funding for other real estate investors. Contact me anytime.
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You should always seek advice from a qualified professional before embarking upon any plan of trading or investing.
All the Best!
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I'm a working class guy in a middle class suburb of Houston. I'm really not anybody of extraordinary talent or achievement...just a high school dropout with an above average IQ who often makes bad choices and decisions for which I have to apologize and/or over-compensate. Yeah...I'm an American living the dream, baby...
My day job - I work in the pre-press dept of a commercial printing plant. I am an old-school printer who trained as an apprentice for years, through journeyman, to eventually become a master printer. Since the first days of America (Ben Franklin and all that jazz) young guys - like I was - have trained under mentors and masters to learn the craft. I am part of a dying breed of American...I actually PRODUCE something of value...
Printing is one of the few industries protected in the Constitution - Freedom of the Press - and over the years, I have seen what the press can do to promote freedom and change. I have been in printing for over 30 years...and as technology advances, I've been a web developer and publishing on the web since 1999. I am proud to be part of the legacy of tradesmen who provide the public forum for opinion among free men.
I'm a trend trader and momentum trader. My history of trading has taught me that my great trades only happen a half dozen times each year and make most of the money...and the majority of the time, I'm squatting and waiting for - who knows what. If I only trade during those high momentum periods, I often will only be in the market 12-16 weeks out of the year.
But by not squatting on my trades, my risk of events beyond my control or random catastrophe is dramatically cut. With that said, even though I like to sit on cash, if the markets are stable, I often use ETFs as places to stash my cash while I'm in holding patterns doing research and looking for high activity trades.
I see myself as a little dog who follows the packs of big dogs that chase and move the markets when they hunt. So when the momentum and/or volatility presents itself and the timing is right, I prefer options trades over their respective stocks or ETFs because of the higher reward for very short term trades.
I do alot of research - reading 10-K's until my brain explodes - and looking for the best of class within the best industries within the hottest sectors. I do use technical analysis to look for resistance levels - and seek out patterns over the short term (weeks or months) - but don't put much weight into chart artwork. I prefer to give short term weight to the fickle flighty habits of market and public emotion and trending patterns.
I'm most comfortable focused on commodity related - oil, steel, coal, precious metals, mining, farm, food, etc...and manufacturing - refining, heavy equipment, oil field and mining equipment, production plants, the stuff that builds the world - the sectors and industries where raw materials, ingenuity, craftsmanship, etc are used to create a product and value added.
I'm not turned on by trading in banks and financials, medical, pharma and research, high tech, airlines, internet, hotels and real estate, retail and consumer, blue chip stocks. I am turned on by small cap and mid cap, emerging markets, international trade, innovative passion.
Personal stuff...like most people, it's just alot easier if you visit my Facebook page.
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If you are a dirt bike kid, like I was and always will be, visit my web project.
www.texasoffroad.net - - We began developing the Texas Offroad Network as a volunteer community project in late 1999...the same year we created the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition, which has developed two offroad parks in Texas using the federal gas tax via the Recreational Trails Fund. The TMTC is a record breaking grant writing success story.
Since 1999, the TON project has provided free webhosting servers (currently over 50 websites) and message boards for almost all of the motorcycle and ATV clubs and offroad racing series (enduro, hare scrambles, cross country, etc) in Texas. Since each club controls their own board activity, our four Admins work with over 100 volunteer Moderators. We also support several non-motorized websites and projects...including equestrian and women's barrel racing...and the new Sam Houston National Forest trails coalition.
As the State Partner for Texas with the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council - www.nohvcc.org - I have enjoyed working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to help create an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) department, and create legislation and develop the Texas OHV decal program. Along with TPWD, I volunteer with the US Forest Service and the Texas Forest Service...and help with advisory boards and grant writing to provide funding for offroad park projects in Texas through state and federal grants.
US Air Force Academy, 1967 (Honors); Hastings Law, Univ. of Calif., 1972; California Bar, 1972;
Military defense counsel and felony prosecutor; Armed Forces Staff College,1979; Air War College, 1986; Military Assistant to the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon; Staff Judge Advocate of Andrews AFB, MD;
Staff Judge Advocate of USAF Fighter Weapons Center and USAF Thunderbirds
Nellis AFB, NV. & F-117 Stealth Fighter Wing, Tonopah, NV;
Staff Judge Advocate of 2nd Air Force (all worldwide strategic reconnaissance);
Retired USAF, Col., 1993;
House Counsel for Radiology, California Department of Health Services; Retired Senior Counsel, California Department of Health Services, 2006.