My career has been as a research scientist. My background is Physics/Engineering/Aerospace, and my recent work is in burn modifiers for DOD propellants and agent defeat additives for DHS. As a landlord I'm a real estate investor/developer with a number of buildings in NJ and ME. I'm also very active in securities, trading regularly, with a significant exposure in the options market. My primary discipline in the markets is that of "Chartist", or Technical Analysis. I've been trading for over 15 years, and have gone through the gamut of technical indicators over the years and have now settled on what I euphemistically call the "C-Fold" technique, as it requires a C-Fold towel to execute. I primarily trade trends now, seeking to enter long and short positions to maximize my return from any given trend that I identify. I was also a member of the Worden Brothers Roundtable of Knights when I was using the Worden Brothers TC2000 software for doing my TA. I am in the process of starting a blog which will have regular chart analysis of various securities that I find interesting. In the meantime, you can find commentary and charts on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/vern.hoffmann.3?ref=tn_tnmn
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Jason Wu is currently a portfolio manager at Optimization Asset Management LLC, a Long/Short hedge fund based in the U.S. Dr. Wu spent seven years as a quantitative strategist/portfolio manager at Perry Capital, an event driven hedge fund, where he managed quantitative strategies. Jason Wu also developed the risk management system and other quantitative price models for the company during a period when Perry’s asset under management grew from $1 billion to $8 billion. Prior to working at Perry Capital, Dr. Wu spent 5 years as a quantitative analyst at General Re, CDC Capital and Bankers Trust. Jason Wu has a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University and Bachelor of Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
I work in the medical and healthcare field so my focus is mainly on Biotech stocks. I try to find the next Celgene, the next Pharamcylics if possible.
Been a trader and investor for 13 years.
Love the game, and I hope you enjoy my articles on here.
Good luck with your investments and I look forward to all of your comments and suggestions.
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I am both a Netflix investor and customer. I have taken profits on most of my 2012 stock purchase, but I still watch the industry closely. My biggest media concern is the future of convenient and reasonably-priced access to a diverse video library. To that end, I fear that consumers could lose big if they are persuaded to allow an end to DVD and Blu-ray disc rentals. Those discs compliment the good streaming that is on Netflix.
Regular readers of my posts will also see me do battle with cable shills and with the very dangerous and potentially very costly delivery method known as pay-per-view.
I live in Oklahoma and teach history at a community college here.
Also, as a Greek-American concerned about news coverage that is slanted against the nations of Greece and Cyprus, I have also begun commenting about their concerns on a few Greek-related Seeking Alpha news stories with perspectives that readers might not get elsewhere.
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Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.