Started investing while in school with $700. With my investments and hard work I retired at the age of 47. Now enjoying traveling, investing and not having to work. Now on my own schedule. I am not into the high flyer's, the 'fad' of the quarter stocks. Enjoy finding stocks that are true values, and look for investment idea's a bit out of the norm. I like maximum potential, visionary stocks and opportunities often unknown by the average investor and media. Enjoy investing internationally and in dull predictable dividend stocks, MLP's of all types (oh my!), shipping stocks, and REIT's/Yieldco's.
Through my firm, Financial Life Planning, (www.flplanning.net) I guide a variety of professionals, families and business owners through the various stages of wealth accumulation, protection and distribution in the most tax-efficient and cost effective manner providing not just greater confidence, but significant improvement to their own financial situation.
I am a railroad Engineer with 30 years of investing experience. I predicted the crash in 2006 moving many of my assets to safer investments at that time. Bought back into stocks beginning in Dec 2008 a little early to buy and a little early to sell has been my bio. My Roth investments are up 200% not counting new contributions since March 2009. I look at present economic conditions to predict which companies will win in the future. Presently have been buying hdge, fsys, c, hdge because I believe there are opportunities in shorting companies whose quality of earnings is suspect and need the reverse accounting expertise. Fsys because I like the idea of $1 a gallon fuel and believe Saudi is the next to blow up causing $5 gas and large fuel users such as the US Postal service to make drastic changes in their fleet fuel options, could be the reason fsys is hoarding cash to pay for basic materials to be used in massive production increases coming forward. And C because it is cheap and it can borrow from the fed at 0% and loan it out at 4% plus.