After finishing my studies of physics in 1995 I started trading stocks. Since 2001 I have also been a systematic Futures trader. In the year 2002 I had the chance to work for some months on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). I have published various articles on this topic, mainly in TRADERS' and in the ACTIVE TRADER magazine. Besides these smaller publications I am co-author of a book about systematic trading. It is called „Trading Systems" and was released by Harriman House, London in 2009.
Twenty years top tier international corporate finance. Had my own boutique in Houston 1982-88. Written up in Oil & Gas Journal as number 1 firm for oil & gas European capital expertise. Prior, commercial banking VP with NYC and London sovereign debt experience in Belgium, Norway Yugoslavia and (whoops) very earliest Greek Government loans. Also 2 billion in asset generation for Oil Patch companies with Bankers Trust NY from Houston base. Investment banking deals with Shearson include being prime architect of IPO for oil service company and well regarded multi year oil co. exploration Partnership. As boutique, architect of institutional $200 million exploration deal and $45 million oil co. M & A transaction. Held Principal securities license among others. As retired hobby enjoy writing options, most against portfolio or small universe of equities, occasionally rank speculative. Worst deal 3,000 shares of FTR got hammered, holding on (FTR still pays 5%+ on my invested capital.). Best deal, large speculative purchase of TEF calls just prior to their 3 for one split, ouch, commissions tripled, still doubled up.
1992-2006 Cape Cod commercial clammer (50 tons dug.) Slightly recognized/successful political commentary blog ending 2008 (called banking fiasco early.) One play produced, Arthur Miller attended closing and closing party, sweet!
Individual investor. I have been trying to create wealth for me and my family for over 30 years. The market correction since the early 80's have paired gains, plus some bad choices.
Still looking for something that works.
I have a private small company with a few different revenue streams. I survive off of one particular stream and invest the other smaller streams into the market.
I consider myself a longterm value investor and am not risk averse. I have three seperate portfolios each holding one third of my capital.
My goal was to create a multiframed method of analysis that might allow the average retail investor to pick investments that have a high probability of doubling or tripling. I am willing to cut against the grain and take contrarian deep value bets based on price value inefficiencies. I would like to compound at 30% average yearly gains in an all of my accounts. I have had 2 years of compounding my money at over 300% in these accounts so I would be ahead of my current benchmarks. As of end of 2013.
However, I do not expect to be able to repeat my results over the long term by trading. In fact I expect to sometimes underperform the market as many of my ideas might take time to come to fruition. I will often use arbitrage opportunities or short term swings for smaller gains. I am working on fine tuning my methodology but I believe it is unique and should produce the minimum average of 30%. I am currently ahead in this race and can withstand a correction as my portfolio grows quickly. I am also willing to get defensive if need be to protect capital or even go 50%cash. I run this as a very concentrated portfolio.
One third of my capital goes in a DRIP that I average in monthly to seven companies. I change these companies yearly based on valuation and position size. I grow positions here over time and never want to hold more than 30 companies in this account.
One third goes into long term companies that I see huge growth potential.
One third is in speculative bio-tech, tech and just about anything else where I can understand the financial statement sheets on and has great possible momentum and catalysts.
I often find myself going against the current trends in the market as I see opportunity in others fear. That said I seem to invest in around 15 stocks at a time and try to focus investments into the company at the best value. I hope to earn a healthy return over the next ten years to twenty years.
I am also interested in working in the industry as a career change and am always open to advice. Anyone out there want a 36 year old intern with advanced degrees in other areas?
My main skills are finding deep value opportunities and lucrative swing trade opportunities. I seem to have found a lot of bottom entries even in today's markets. I am willing to learn, enjoy games/game theory, love to read and solve problems.
I am working on starting a limited partnership for 2015 or 2016 so that I can share my gifts with family and friends.
"What looks like a horrible disaster now could be an awesome opportunity." "Buy Cheap when the big funds and others are giving it away"
All the Best,
Just an average investor... primarily in American equity and bonds.
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