I am a long term investor, buying stocks as a teen through an account I begged my father to open.
I am a software developer by trade. I have an Accounting degree and an MBA along the way, so I do really understand the numbers involved.
I tend to like investments that are out of the ordinary and may provide a high rate of return versus a lower than expected risk level.
I come from a financial/banking/sales background and have been managing my own investments since I opened a MM account when I was 14. I dedicate several hours a day reviewing companies, earnings, trends, and market news. I favor long term investing, dividends, and look for opportunities to start a position when prices are fairly valued. Several areas I especially like and follow closely are small banks, technology/cloud companies.
Asif Suria is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on event driven strategies including merger arbitrage and insider trading. He publishes a weekly post that includes the latest mergers and highlights the largest spreads. He also publishes a weekly post that highlights the top 5 insider purchases and sales of the week.
Asif is also one of the earliest contributors at Seeking Alpha and has been regularly contributing content since 2005.
Currently living in Boston, MA. Have undergrad degrees in Economics and Supply Chain & Information System, and a Master's Degree in Finance with a quantitative emphasis. I have a multifaceted investment/trading approach that involves a high concentration of monthly income paying securities, a position of core holdings that have liquid options that I use to manage my risk basis, and a smaller component devoted to speculative holdings and precious metals.
I am also an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran having served in the Air Force, and managed resources in excess of $15 Billion during combat operations.
Semi-retired marketing and sales executive with a second career in the travel business. Actively invest an upper six digit portfolio in half a dozen mutual funds as well as a couple of stock brokerages accounts, most of it IRA. Primary goal is income with some appreciation potential.