He received his MBA in Accounting from St. John's University, where he taught courses on the stock market using both fundamental and technical analysis. He marketed fundamental research at Woolcott Research, technical research at Adler Coleman and Hoenig & Co,also quantitative research at Koenig Advisers. Tom currently markets Chaikinanalytics.com and Stockpickerusa.com, both quantitative services that use both fundamental and technical metrics to rate individual stocks. His new book "Successful Stock Signals for Traders and Portfolio Managers" is available on Amazon, StockCharts.com and Barnes & Noble. Alerts @tomlloyd12. His stocksindemand.com system is designed to make pros in one day.
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.
Mr. Lloyd is a private investor based in Texas. He has recently worked at CCM Opportunistic Advisors, an emerging manager fund, and Invesco, where he was a Managing Director 11 years. At Invesco, he was lead manager of the $5 billion Constellation Fund and the $1.4 billion Summit Fund. He has also worked in the energy industry for 5 years and served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years as a Naval Flight Officer flying in the S-3B Viking.
•Mr. Lloyd received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
•Mr. Lloyd holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation
A qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and a lover of classical music, my other great passion in life is the trading of shares. Always on the look out for under the radar stocks with great potential, I tend to focus on biotech companies but consider all potential hidden gems.
I have deep passion for investments and understanding of how global markets function.
I hold a Bachelors of Science in economics-finance from Bentley University and am scheduled for the CFA level 1 exam for June 2014.
I consider myself a value investor.