I have been investing in both growth and value stocks for over 30 years. I enjoy searching for and discovering little known companies with great potential for capital appreciation as well as larger companies that I feel are undervalued. My main focus when searching for these gems is the tech sector as that is where my passion and experience have been for years. However, I comb all sectors to look for the best investment opportunities.
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.
I am a private investor who uses FCF as my primary valuation method. Some industries like financials, I will use book value as FCF is not a viable valuation method. Most importantly, I want to buy companies with the best management.
I have always tried to understand how the trading world works... I made it through Calc.I & Calc.II by the skin of my A$$. Math does not come easy to me so when it comes to trading I try to find companies that I'm interested in. I know emotions/$ does not work well in the real trading world but I try to not worry so much since I barely have the cash to play with in the 1st place.
Like everyone else I want to earn, win, and stay afloat. But most of all I know I can't have these things if I don't learn.
The worst thing about this website is trying to figure out who to follow (e.g. who's article should or shouldn't I read).
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 ;)
As a researcher and technical writer, I frequently write for SeekingAlpha where I present my bullish or bearish case on a stock that I own or sell short. I have worked in the Canadian financial industry (fully licensed, providing services to high net worth individuals and families).
My interests cover a wide variety of subjects and greatly influences how I assess a business. I use technical analysis, literary analysis, a computer scientist's perspective, an understanding of psychology and sociology, marketing, history, and more when making my assessments.
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Tobin Smith, founder/CEO of NBT Group, Inc. and Chief Research Officer NBT Equities Research LLC .Editor-In-Chief NextBigThingInvestor.com and Next Big Thing Investor Pro Newsletter. Fox News market analyst/contributor since 2000 and Fox Business Network guest anchor since 2007. NBTEquitiesEesearch.com is our sponsored research web-site. Founded ChangeWave Research LLC, one of the first expert-network primary research organizations in 1998...sold to 451 Group in 2010. NY Times bestselling investment book ChangeWave Investing 2000 and ChangeWave Investing 2.0 2002
First of all I'm not a financial advisor and not much of a writer but I've been in the market since 1981 and I'm a pretty good stock picker. Years ago I bought a book at a library book sale entitled 'How to Make Money in the Stock Market and it has been my guide ever since. It outlined what to look for in determining whether or not to buy a stock. Here they are in no particular order since I loaned the book out and it somehow never made it's way back home. * No debt. * Cash on hand and the more the better. * Low number of shares outstanding. A supply and demand thing. * Low share price. The law of small numbers. * Followed by few analysts * (to be continued)