Investing in physical gold and silver. Frequently trading in commodity ETFs, equities, and options. Investment strategies based more on fundamentals and common sense rather than charts and technicals. Firmly in the "I don't know" camp about many of the outcomes of future geopolitical events that will drive the markets. Try to avoid trades around speculating on the "unknowns" while making best prediction about future outcomes. Rarely trade options with expiration dates less than a year away. Will sell about any stock that gains 15% or more or loses 5%. Strong on AAPL as a growth stock. Like CLWR and S for speculation. Have been short on both AMZN and CRM (not now, but will be again soon). I try to stay 50% cash except for specific exceptions. Always looking for a good sound fundamentally based idea.
Alan R. Goozner
During the 1994 Peso crisis, I started an e-mail newsletter. This followed from my comments to Mexican interest groups and list servers on the rapidly expanding Internet. The newsletter became a copyright publication : "The Mexican Commentary." This had a limited paid subscriber base but has been discontinued.
Robert Rubin was criticized for the Mexican bailout from the U.S. Treasury but I commented that the US taxpayer benefited greatly - at that time borrowing with T-bills at 5% and lending it to the Mexicans at 10%. The Mexican economy was expected to collapse but I continued to follow the economic developments in my newsletter covering employment, interest rates, exchange rate of the peso and stock prices. This led to one of my subscribers hiring me full time at the US Department of Justice/Immigration and Naturalization Service/HQ Office of Intelligence. My comments then became restricted to an internal Government publication "Borderline."
My prior career was devoted to Agricultural Statistics 18 years with the USDA and 6 years with the EPA in the Office of Pesticide Programs.
I have since retired from Federal Government service in 2005 and currently take on consulting assignments and manage my family investment portfolios. I continue to have an interest in Mexican stocks.
I do not offer any investment advice but feel that this forum would benefit from the wealth of information that I could offer. This should not be considered investment recommendations of a personal bases because most of my readers remain anonymous to me.
I often say what I am doing in the market for my own trades - these are true and honest statements and my records are open for inspection to any responsible party on request.