I love charting and swing trading! My interest are in economics (macro/micro) I'm both long & short the markets! I don't care much for fundamentals, or storytelling--that is unless you can put pen-to-paper and prove it! With that being said Disclaimer: The information received by subscribers is for their personal use. Investing involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. Nothing contained herein should be construed as a warranty of investment results. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility.
I am a corporate attorney in big law (bleh). My target investments are (i) Binary Movers (i.e. stocks that have an imminent event that will either drive the stock up or down and the market is not pricing the risk well) and (ii) stocks that offer good dividends (think REITs and MLPs) that have room for capital appreciation.
Full Time Private Investor
2012 YTD Return (as of 9/13): 54.7%
Former software developer, analyst, manager, and consultant. My largest investments are in hardware and software. My primary focus is on mobile and enterprise/cloud companies.
My predictions and forecasts have yielded positive returns and I am long on the following investments:
AAPL, CRUS, AMZN, TIBX, GOOG, YELP, SPLK, VMW, V, VOD, FB, RAX
I am formerly long, but am presently negative on the near term prospects for the following: CTXS, QCOM, OCZ, ZNGA
Buying AAPL, RAX, YELP, & FB on dips
FIO: A decent prospect, but I tried to get too clever with market timing. Thought it would drop more and sold off with plans to re-enter lower. Instead it went back up. Oops.
ZNGA: I don't really get social gaming but thought I was missing something. Lesson learned.
Individual investor with particular interest in any company that is on the cusp of change--for the better. These companies will have at least several attributes in common: They are underfollowed; underappreciated; have a clear, stated strategy for driving profits; management and BOD are perfectly aligned with common shareholders; management team and BOD with a track record of rewarding shareholders; and have near-term catalysts that will have meaningful impact on the business. Simple, right?
Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.