The Prudent Investor blog is written by Toni Straka. Straka, who is 45, resides in Vienna, Austria. Straka is an independent certified financial analyst (OeVFA, EFFAS) who worked as a financial journalist for 15+ years and now evaluates global market trends. The Prudent Investor' believes we are in an era of global redistribution of wealth in which the US-European centric approach does not work much longer. "Five billion people in the developing countries will demand their fair share of the world's resources," he writes. When not blogging, the Prudent Investor enjoys taking long trips to "far off" destinations. Visit his site: http://prudentinvestor.blogspot.com/
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Was a professional in the investment business in Canada in corporate finance, as a security analyst, as a stockbroker, founded a short term, technical analysis based trading fund and ran it for 5 years, retired in 1994.
Played golf until arthritis ended my ability to play
In 2011 resumed my trading system, is now a work in progress.
Am presently trading ETF's, stocks and options, go long, short and hedge
I AM A NUMBER DUMMY!!
A term I use for the general public MIDDLE CLASS. We are the financially uneducated, unexposed to the stock market and financial investments. Most of us don't even know what the fiscal cliff is. One woman thought it was 70 ft. tall! WOW!
I for one, think we should start teaching our kids financial responsibilities in schools, at an early age. How about a REAL education for once.
Why we need classes like home eck is beyond me. Cooking & sewing?? Read the box & microwave it! I for one support a small tax on investment income to support financial education in public schools. Could help save America.
I'm coming to the game late, so I'm quite aggressive towards growth.
My thoughts on the fiscal cliff?? Shove ur scare tactics where the sun don't shine!!
As for investing, I shoot from the hip. I go with my gut. Common sense goes along way. I don't buy hype. EPS what? What ticker is that?
HISTORY; 20 yrs. prototype machinist. 12 yrs. construction labor, management, owner.
Current; Investments & gardening (yes, profitable..gardening that is ;)
I am an IT consultant by profession. I have strong interest in the Market and have been investing in US markets since 1995. My experience has taught me a lot over the years. I have two fold investment strategy one to invest in good stocks at good value/technical entry points. I primarily use ETF to invest in Markets and follow defined entry exit points. My goal is to share with SA readers some good All market and sector based strategies.
Unlike most other writers who are Westerners, we are based in Asia and we can speak and write Mandarin fluently. We are very strong with fundamental analysis. We also understand the Chinese culture very well which makes our view more valuable when looking at the Chinese stocks. We have been investing for 7 years under the value investing principle all over the world especially in the Hong Kong market and the US market. We find a need to expose all China RTO frauds in the US to defend the real Chinese ethics for more than 5,000 years.
Ex hedge fund analyst. I'm a fervent believer in the principles of value investing and consider it the foundation upon which all successful investing is built. I try and follow the mantra of capital preservation first and capital appreciation second. I feel strongly the best results will be attained by concentrating ones ideas and investing only in those businesses that you believe have excellent competitive positions, good management (hopefully with large holdings) and are trading at a discount to intrinsic value.
I run the blog www.nucleusportfolio.com which is a highly concentrated portfolio managed for family.
My career has centered primarily on economics, finance and education. In addition to experience in commercial banking, the securities industry and teaching I pursued advanced research in economics.
I also began to take a long-term interest in the analysis of the dividend-paying capacity of firms. Hence the idea for "dividend support reports" which are intended to examine support for dividends from a longer term historical perspective in a concise format. At present my geographic interest is Asia.
The question arises what kind of analysis is necessary for companies that pay no dividend. For companies that pay no dividends, it may be still be useful to examine whether dividend payments could be supported in the future.
I also have a lifelong interest in languages, art and learning in general, and have been a long-term resident in Asia, having resided in Japan and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). My book "Japan's Internationalization and Other Essays" gives a perspective of Japan from the experiences of a foreign resident as well as observations on political economy.
I am curious about a variety of industries, economies, economic policy and theory and may consider commenting on these topics from time to time.
The reports are for informational purposes only and are not to be viewed as investment advice or recommendations.
The analytical methodology is not necessarily a constant and may be periodically modified. In addition, while averages may be noted, they may be less meaningful if there are large swings over the period examined. While measures of dispersion such as the standard deviation can be used to capture such movement, I am hesitant to automatically assume that the underlying probability distribution is normal. This concern originates from my experience in finance and economics that insufficient understanding of the underlying probabilistic nature of the data and models can produce significant forecasting errors. A case-in-point might be default probability models that may have erroneously predicted the extent of loan losses in bank portfolios.