My passion for investing began in the spring of 2008, when I started trading during my senior year of high school. I now look back on that as the best learning experience of my investing career due to the financial meltdown later that year and all of the valuable lessons it taught me. Since then I have successfully managed my own long/short global equities portfolios with a particular focus on TMT, Consumer, and Asian equities. Interests: Creative writing, blogging about film, playing baseball, football, and basketball, investing, traveling internationally, and discovering new music Feel free to reach out to me to talk stocks or for a link to my LinkedIn profile which provides more details on my background.
Mary Beth Garber is the Executive Vice President for Radio Analysis and Insights for Katz Radio Group. Ms. Garber is responsible for collecting, analyzing and generating research and other materials to educate a variety of constituencies – from major advertisers to media, sales forces and market analysts – on the continuing power and value of radio, as well as implementing partnerships that both provide accurate research and measurement metrics across a variety of platforms and enhance the industry’s ability to communicate those results.
Ms. Garber is the former President of the Southern California Broadcasters Association, a position she held for 13 years. During her tenure, she co-produced, in conjunction with Arbitron Inc, three behavioral studies about media usage and helped create the first $1 billion radio market in the nation by promoting the strength of radio and the critical role it plays for both advertisers and consumers. Her background includes senior positions at advertising agencies, radio stations and the marketing department of a division of the Walt Disney Co.
Her comments and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, MediaLifeMagazine.com and other advertising trade publications. She has been a featured speaker or panelist for more than 50 organizations around the country.
Ms. Garber has received industry recognition of her many career achievements, including “Broadcaster of the Year” by Radio Ink Magazine in 2008 and was the recipient of the 2000 Southern California Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television Genii Award for Excellence in Radio. In 2012, and for the past 12 years, she was named one of Radio Ink's Most Influential Women in Radio
Recent graduate from Bulls on Wall Street and a full time day trader. I have been an investor in the stock market for over 20 years. It wasn't until Stocktwits and Twitter came out that I realized I was missing the boat in the market.
I was your typical Buy and hold kind of guy and I had some fantastic wins. However, I also had some mammoth losses with that strategy. I read hundreds of books, went to investment seminars, subscribed to the Wall street Journal. IBD, Barron's and countless other financial publications. I spent thousands of hours studying and reading about the macro economy and companies I wanted to invest in. I studied company financials, read every article about them, listened to conference calls, looked into management, checked out their product or service all in the hopes of investing in the next Apple, Microsoft, Walmart, early and becoming an overnight millionaire.
Then I started following day traders on Twitter and Stocktwits and I watched these traders make some pretty impressive profits holding a stock for literally 10 minutes or an hour. I actually watched one individual make an obscene amount of money in one stock both on the way up and then on the way down in about 4 hours. The kicker for me was when he concluded his trading in that stock he asked " Hey does anyone know what that company does?" I was floored!! They were in and out in one day and holding a cash position overnight. Not having to worry about waking up the following morning to some negative Press release about one of the companies they are invested in, or the overall macro economy that sends markets or your stock plunging.
It was then that I decided to educate myself and learn this craft to become a full time trader. Now I am blessed and living my dream of making a living doing what I love as a day trader and blogging about my journey. You know you have passion for your job when you are sad that its Friday and you can't wait till Monday.