I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Retired from engineering/management since 1997. Largely biotech, but some other stocks and real estate investor for over 25 years. Enjoy skiing, sailing, sports. I enjoy the role of Devil's Advocate, so some of what I say may be to provoke discussion, and may not reflect my actual opinion.
I'm currently undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I had planed to be skiing now, but sometimes life gets in the way of your plans. While I'm confident of achieving remission, I intend to be very critical of the FDA for the way drug testing is done. I'm strongly in favor of streamlining the clinical trial process, especially when related to drugs for potentially terminal diseases. I am scheduled for stem cell transplantation late this month (4/15).