Tony Sagami has worked in almost every part of the financial services industry, including a stint as a life insurance salesman for Prudential; a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, where he built a successful business catering to the needs of conservative, protection-minded clients in his home state of Washington; a portfolio manager at The Donoghue Group; and later in independent market research, analysis, and publishing, eventually becoming one of the most widely read market writers of the last generation. Tony has written about market topics as varied as investing in Asia, ETF trading, and finding hidden value stocks, as well as how to use short strategies such as put options to protect downside during market slides. Tony leads the new Mauldin Economics’ bear-market oriented research advisory, Rational Bear. Today, he brings his market analysis and trend trading skills to Mauldin Economics.
Lately, I have been heavily influenced by A. Gary Shilling. His book, Age of Deleveraging, is an excellent overview of the current economic situation. In the past, I have followed Elliot wave, but have learnt that it or its practitioners have some definite limits. I have come to believe that investors must deal with their own emotions and bias before they can become successful.
During the last two years, I have become a long-suffering bear.
I work as an English teacher on occasion.
Individual investor creeping toward retirement and looking for income.
30 yr career working in the timber industry mostly as a millwright in a power plant and plywood factory.
last 10 yrs working in a campus steam heating plant as the maint. mechanic.
Former Management Consultant at a large big four accounting firm focusing on strategic initiatives, current state assessment and large global organizational transformations. Experienced in process improvement and design as well as project management, and organizational strategy and change management. Currently attending law school.
Project and product manager with 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Currently bearish on the market and investing mostly in cash instruments and shorts, except for some companies with hard assets.
I've been investing since our 2nd child was born (Sept 1990) and paid cash for them to go to college. There are still weddings, and retirement ahead. But, I've ben semi-retired for 15 years. Bought ABT & DELL as my first 2 stocks. Loved MOT & WAG in the early years. I've owed as many as 38 at one time. I was managing my own portfolio of almost $1MM. The tech bubble took me down hard. Lesson learned: "Trees don't grow to the sky" and "pigs survive, hogs get slaughtered". I take profits now by selling 1/2 (or "all") and re-invest in other sectors.
Trying to stay under 30 stocks now. No Mutual Funds, and not a fan of ETF's either. Value investor/turnaround, diversity & dividends at this stage of life. Some Bio's/Generics too. Still like WBA.
BTW, an investment adviser talked me out of buying Bks-A in 2000 for $44k/sh. He said, Buffet doesn't get tech- shares are to expensive. Besides the taxes will kill you on your gains. -- oach!!
45 (Yikes) entrepreneur located in Montreal Canada. AKA The Great White North. Investor of dubious honor for last 15 years. Wife, 2 daughters, dog and the house with the pool. Always fascinated by the markets. Seeking Alpha was an Aha moments when I discovered it.
Long term view. Medical and computer science trained. Patient investor. Still learning alot from many other Seeking Alpha fellow members.
Portfolio heavily biased towards technology stocks. Some medical devices holdings.
Former pit futures trader who has since migrated to online trading in 1998. Still trading derivatives occasionally.
All opinions expressed are personal & derived primarily from technical analysis of charts. Fundamental info all gleaned from general newsfeed & summarized. I like to share my views with others purely to provoke intellectual exchange so we all can benefit. Wishing fellow traders/investors success in all you do !