I am a value investor. I like to daytrade and ride stocks upward on good news and earnings beats. 2013 had a lot of those, but 2014 - not so much. I am very new to investing and trading, and got into the market in late 2012 after pretend-investing for a few months, but I have had good luck so far. I recently decided to try my hand at article writing, as I often leave rather detailed and lengthy comments on other articles. The amount of revisions required to get an article published was a bit discouraging, and did not allow me to mention opportunities in a timely fashion, so now I am back to just commenting. In 2013, I was the windshield.
I am a retired commercial banker and financial planner who manages his own portfolio. My portfolio consists almost entirely of fixed income securities, largely preferred and "baby bond ($25 par)" issues, generally below investment grade. My focus is on credit worthiness. I rely heavily on information provided in 10Qs and 10Ks.
35 year Petroleum Industry worker, retiring in 2017, worked in Texas, South America, Mid East and Far East and currently technical adviser to the reservoir tracer technology group designing and analyzing waterflood and frac tracer projects for wells throughout the world. I have collaborated on three published papers and is co-sponsor of the patent on oil tracer technology for hydraulic stimulation production measurements.