Family of 4 trying to make sense of all the info out there.Got tired of being told where and how to invest by "pros" who then tell us we should have done more work ourselves when they fail to do the job...Well they were right (after all they are pros!) and we got rid of them and the expenses(the one thing that maintained stability) they seem to generate and our portfolio has never done better.All mistakes are on us,but so are more of the gains.Seeking Alpha has played a huge roll in our learning process...We still listen to the "pros" but now a wider variety of them as we watch/listen/read Bloomberg,CNBC,CNBCW,FoxBiz,& Yahoo Finance near 24/7...
American equity trader for 30 + years . Management / Economics graduate Clemson University. I have worked in large corporations and small business from established companies to startups. An ardent believer in the principles of our Founding Fathers and their trust in free markets and free enterprise and their belief that the best government is the least government.
With a background in experimental and quantitative psychology, I decided to leave the field of research to study human behavior in the context of the markets.
I was initially captivated by the striking resemblance between the complex adaptive patterns, we observed in regards to neural firing patterns and that of market behavior.
No lab experiment can compare to the amount of data available about of behavior of market participants. Consequently, I left the narrow confines of institutional psychology for the infinitely more interesting challenge of approximating the behavior of markets, as related to the behavior of the rather heterogeneous body of participants.
While working for the Swedish online brokerage Nordnet Bank, I learned that very little exists in terms of education for the private investor.
In conjunction with my partner, whose identity i regretfully cannot disclose - but, who is an avid author on this site, I founded InvestABC.dk
The purpose of the business was to educate the growing body of private investors in the rudimentary principles of sound investing. We hope that through an enligtenment of the public, we can help families avoid the calamity of faulty investing - a tendency, which unfortunately seems to have become overly abundant in these volatile times.
I started investing several years ago after being Inspired by the works of Benjamin Graham and the shareholder letters of Warren Buffett. My investment ideas are generally guided by Mr. Graham's margin of safety principle, and are adapted to a variety of different market sectors.
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