I have about 10 years experience in the markets and I've witnessed some amazing moments in financial history. I have a M.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Social Science, and I was formerly Series 3 licensed (expired) to trade futures... In my experience, the most important element of trading is managing risk. Trading isn't about winning, it is about not losing.
I am a physician and attorney (UChicago '88) who became interested in finance somewhat later in life. Prior to this, worked briefly for large (>700 atty) law firm. I very much appreciate the postings here-- the articles, commentary, etc --- that I utilize to think and study from on a host of topics that interest me. I am considering registering for an online MA in finance from a non-profit business school for the fun of it. Advice? Presently I am enrolled in challenging online investor education program that has been an enormous help in understanding the various markets --- but alas, I'm not someone who was introduced to this world at age 13 by my parents. Would appreciate comments anyone has about "must-read books" and other cues.
I am an individual investor, who takes pride in analyzing companies in detail by combining qualitative analysis's with quantitative models.
To optimize my models, I read read everything I can about the company. This includes, annual- and quarterly reports, earnings call transcripts and general news.
When I am not analyzing or writing about stocks, I am studying for my MSc in Finance/Economics
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 and also invest some capital (play money) on quick trades days or weeks depending on technical setups. I primarily use levered ETF's to do follow my swing trade system. I am not a good writer so I only make small comments on others blogs.
I invest for a living. I like to collect data and graph it and analyze it. I learn math for fun.
I try not to become too attached to my ideas, so I like to imagine that my models of how the world works is populated by variables, not constants, that can change.
I believe that efficient economies are most productive and the most fertile ground for achievement for a people.
I focus much on cycles of various types, why they occur, their histories and the cycles most relevant to us now.
The most important non-religious book I've read is Strauss & Howe's The Fourth Turning, which may be more than 10 years old, but I had waited all my life for someone to write about generational cycles.
private investor residing in atlanta georgia financial experience includes: investment professional, banker, mortgage backed securities and derivatives. with specific interest in: deep value, cash flow analysis, growth at a reasonable price.
Charterred Accountant in Canada
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