There are many things individuals must do in order to become financially literate. It is a very long and tough road to take upon self directed investing. However it can be done, what makes one successful is whether one can reach their goals both long term and short. I strive to help others understand a point of view that is not from a trained technician or financial representative, but someone who has done this by them self. I hope you enjoy my point of view on things.
I am a retired 51 years old that enjoys spending time with my family which includes my wonderful wife and seven incredible kids. The return on our investments is the sole source of income for our family so as they say "I have a lot of skin in the game".
The ability to retire at a relatively young age with young children was completely driven by the monetization of advancements in technology. Therefore my interest and focus in terms of Seeking Alpha is almost exclusively on how to make money from the revolution of technology.
My interest and investments are based on my strategic perspective and not tactical. My finances were purposively constructed such that I can take this type of approach and still provide for my family. Well, as long as I am right more than wrong in the positions I take today in terms of returns ten years from now.
My other interest include swimming, cycling and running.
I'm a retired restaurant owner, real estate tax lien investor, and small software developer. Spent 10 years as Cost Analyst and Administrator for IT Dept of US Corp HQ of Inchcape Shipping and 2 years as a Senior Data Processor in the US SE Region for Lucent Technologies. I've been investing in stocks since mid-2009 and am the developer of the Moving Average Fluctuation Indication Algorithm (MAFIA) which is an indicator used to give 2-5 day notice of most probable MACD crosses. My trading strategies incorporate both technical and fundamental analysis. My stock positions are always long.
Self-taught investor based in NYC. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University and have lived in Japan, China as well as the United States. I've worked as a reporter, freelance writer, copyeditor, filmmaker, and educator. I believe that investing requires thoughtful analysis (qualitative as well as quantitative) and proper due diligence.
As an investor, I am focused on turn-around stories as well as undervalued growth companies. As a contributor, my goal is to provide thoughtful analysis of companies that lack sufficient coverage and are unloved by Wall Street.
I believe that understanding the limit of one's circle of competence is one of the most important principles of investing.
semi-retired business owner/operator
learning the hard way in the market since FYQ2-2013
yeah, I'm buying risky, but my cashes are mostly 20-60%, holding losers as long as I can to see...
I'm trying to work a niche between day trader and buy and hold
I used to have a number of wolf hybrids and am very empathetic to the recovery of the Wolf
University of Florida Graduate - (BSBA - Finance, 2015 / MS Entrepreneurship, 2016 / MS Real Estate, 2016)
Currently working as an analyst for IP Capital Partners, a value-add private equity fund specializing in Class A Commercial Office Buildings in major Florida markets. Located in Boca Raton, Florida.
Aspiring entrepreneur. I love the idea of being able to create value from the comfort of your own home (or the beach for that matter). I'd like to ultimately get into venture capital and angel investing.
Love all things tech. Love nightlife. Love the outdoors.
Graduated in May of 2008 with an undergraduate double major in Finance and Banking. After graduating, I started auditing Community Banks and Financial Institutions for a local auditing firm. I graduated with my MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions in August 2012 (while working full time). In July 2013, I acquired the CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) certification and in January 2014 promoted to Audit Manager of the Banking department for the same company I started to work for in 2008.
In 2009 I started investing. First it was any industry and any opportunity, things went ok (at best). I then started researching publicly traded Community Banks. I soon found out that undervalued Community Banks is my wheelhouse for investing. My first investment in a Virgina Community Bank returned 110% over 12 months. The rest is history. I have since expanded into oil, REITs, BDCs and retail with limited success. I have recently started to gravitate back to Community Banks due mostly to the realization that that's where I have made the most money and have the best success.
All messages are welcomed! I get on SA often and enjoy reading all kinds of articles.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.