First self employes at 10 mowing lawns and shoveling smow. Held a salaried job since I was 14. handling dangerous chemicals and protecting the lives of thousands of members of my private neighborhood Swim Club. Swim Team Coach at 17. Red Cross certified Life Guard, to train Life Guards, to teach swimming, and in First Aid. Started my own business @ 22 in 1971 and still rated in the top 10 nationally until became disabled due to 80 hour workweeks & accidents on the job working with and managing 115 employees at a time. Degree in music in addition to regular school. Architectural design awards. Land use/zoning expert. Worked my way through College. Happily in love with my wife since 1969. Own a library of 5,000+ books. Awards for some of my personally built custom classic motorcycles. Emory University - Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology & 37 years of discussions with heads of departments. Regular customers - 2 Presidents plus Gorbachev, Senators and Congressmen, Desmund Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Rock stars and more. Adequate plumber, electrician, refirgeration, HVAC, carpenter, electronics and can program computers in 4 languages. I think the proper term is renaissance man!
I have been trading options since their inception back in the early 70's, spending my lunch hour at the library seeking out the best opportunities. In one year, I amassed a tidy sum, yet realized that my success was more luck than skill and that I had a lot more to learn. I became an Optionetics student and alerted many acquaintances to their method of trading options when I realized how powerful, both negatively and positively, options could be.
In the late Fall of my life I am focused on hefty percentage returns on what I feel are Core stocks.
I am a long term investor, occasional trader who uses a contrarian approach to investing. I've been investing for over ten years and have a Bachelors degree from UCLA. I've worked,owned and managed numerous businesses.I'm undoubtedly the best unrecognized rapper alive. My website is cndubl.com so download my album for free and check out my music video on youtube.
early (ish) days on active investment. been in property for a while.
Been a great year, FB,NOK the stand out winners. Long FB ( $27, sold too early at 46.08) ,AAPL ( $477) ,NOK ($3.77, sold too early at 6.32, bought back at 7.65!), LCC ($16.06, sold at 20something, bought again at 23.25 before the merger),
Watching LINE( I missed that one!) , ALU ( bought at 3.77), MSFT( missed that ship), HSBC ( bought at 677p, patience required...), and of course ORCL, out of ex employee interest.
took a tiny position in FNMA at 2.35 not clever I know, but sold at 2.95, too nervous to hold.
oh...added some AMD at £3.63, sold at 3.75 to buy some bbry...again!
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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