Siddharth is a software engineer with a keen interest in personal finance and renewable energy. He blogs at http://www.s1dd.com at night and makes embeddable financial widgets and portals at http://www.chartiq.com/ by day.
I have a BSc from Luiss, Rome and Utrecht University in Economics and Business and a MSc from University of Rome, La Sapienza, Faculty of Statistics in Statistical and Economic Science. During college and some time after I ran consultancy for small firms and startups. After, I worked for young educational company where I was responsible for finance, business development and legal aspects.
Currently, I collaborate with universities as an independent researcher in the field of statistics and economics, while testing a series of business ideas.
I started investing in the stock market in 2007. I think in these past ten years I was successful because I learned to be patient and to control my emotions. In the next ten years I would like to become better at evaluating businesses and markets, capitalizing on my experience in the field and in academics.
It's like this: You get one chance in life.
Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done. Don't let anyone stand in the way of your happiness. Don't ever forget to be thankful for every opportunity you have, and don't ever stop looking for them.
Do make your best effort to accomplish your true goals. Do allow yourself the luxury of happiness. Do give something back, and do find new ways to grow.
Be curious, thoughtful, open-minded, courteous and kind, and most of the rest will take care of itself.
I see myself as someone who thinks he knows what he's doing but really has no clue. Please don't follow me in case I start writing and at all costs, ignore my comments. That car on my profile picture is an Abarth 500 695, it's what I would buy if I didn't lose all my money to the stock market. I think I have a pretty good idea of what products will become popular, I don't think I have any idea about how companies function, what things like balance sheets are, or anything else that's probably important to know when investing. I only invest in stocks and are not at all interested in anything else, like bonds or shorts or commodities and what not, I don't even know what half of those things are.