I have studied as a Chemist and a Chemical & Process Engineer and have spent a number of years with diversified commodities producer BHP Billiton. I have recently taken a break from industry to undertake a postgraduate research degree at the University of Oxford. This has afforded me the time to immerse myself in investing and has invigorating a new thirst for bottom-up stock assessment.. I try to make strong company fundamentals the key to my investing decisions; I possess a strong interest in the principles of value investing and am out to learn more and more from the wider investor community. I only invest personally at present and have been trading a portfolio of primarily Mining and Energy stocks for the last 8 years. To extend beyond where I feel most comfortable, I am now trying to learn more about other investments outside of resources (for example retail, media and defense stocks). I envision that my passion will extend beyond a personal capacity, to professional investing following completion of my studies. uk.linkedin.com/in/timothyprose/
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Ralph Shell began his career as a grain trader for a large international grain trading firm. This involved negotiation of export contracts and moving grain and soy beans from the US to the export markets of the world. For a period, he also handled the companies hedging and trading activity in the pit of the Kansas City Board of Trade. After a short stint as a commodity analyst with Merrill Lynch in Chicago Shell began a career as analyst and trader on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. After trading on the floor for almost 20 years. the career continued as a broker trader away from the harsh Chicago climate. Commodity trading continued in the grains and other commodities, but the focus in recent years had been on the Forex markets.
I've been in investment management since 1990, currently as the money manager for Worm Capital. I received my law degree from the University of Oregon in 1984, worked as an accountant for the international accounting firm KPMG, then got involved in investing. I've written over 300 columns for The Financial Times, TheStreet.com, Realmoney.com and SeekingAlpha.com.