I am just a guy in my 50s. Pay no attention to my accolades or the lack thereof. Although I am not really interested in getting rich,...that is, I really have no ambition to spend money, I do, however, like to measure my grasp on reality by my (in)ability to beat the market. For a benchmark I simply use VTI and VXUS to determine if my slicing, dicing, tilting, ETF rotations, and stock picking add any value. My portfolio is humble but that is not the point. I live in the middle of nowhere in a desert oasis that is obscured from any traveler’s view by visible heat waves that blur the atmosphere. Hopefully my remoteness improves my objectivity.
Individual investor with focus on purchasing great companies at fair prices. I love to buy and own portions of businesses which I believe have a sustainable model and margins going forward, and particularly when they look to be mis-priced. Especially interested in Energy Industry due to many years of experience in the industry, as well as REITs given their unique characteristics and transparency of business models.
Highly discerning perfectionist with an engineering degree and an MBA.
Sore loser, but working on getting better.
Competitive to the end.
Always ready to 'bite the ass off a bear'.
Loves sports, guns and the outdoors.
Shuns organized religions and extremist opinions.
Ultra-calm, no matter whether the news is ultra-positive or ultra-negative.
Loves to modify and customize every aspect of my life - cars, tools, house, trading strategies, career, life.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, I have extensive experience living and working in Latin America, where I witnessed Mexico's debt crisis of the 1980's and Argentina's financial meltdown of 2001. (I regret not investing every penny I could get my hands on in each of those countries in those moments.) I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to understand financial instruments and identifying opportunities for investment both at home and overseas.
Retired English teacher, counselor for college admission, and administrator in independent secondary schools in the United States, Egypt, and Taiwan is especially interested in 1) corporations whose work and products have important impact in the United States and abroad; and 2) etfs and stocks that seem likely to benefit from improving international economic conditions.