Analyst for an environmental consulting group. Graduate student studying advanced analytics. I follow the markets as a hobby.
Always seeking to learn something new about the markets. Mostly focused on long-term investing but interested in short-term trading as well. I enjoy sharing ideas and knowledge here on SA.
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Switch in mood as investors go bullish on NatGas. Biggest long position in more than two years as price hits a 22-month high. https://www.ft.com/content/d5231bf4-969b-11e6-a80e-bcd69f323a8b http://seekingalpha.com/article/4013583-natural-gas-bears-grasping-straws-natural-gas-daily $CHK FT HFI
Oil & Natural Gas: ''What people are missing is that big markets like Mexico, China, Nigeria and Venezuela are in structural decline.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/business/energy-environment/will-low-oil-prices-will-stay-put.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-0&action=click&contentCollection=Energy%20%26%20Environment%20®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article Dwight Anderson $OAS $CHK NYT
U.S. natural gas prices surge amid supply fears: Natural gas stocks (supplies) have increased ..'much more slowly than usual this year.' http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-natgas-kemp-idUSKBN12E20L $OAS $DNR Reuters
Moody’s: Reduction of Greek (NPLs) Non Performing Loans “Credit Positive” $GREK $NBGGY http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/09/12/moodys-reduction-of-npls-credit-positive-for-greek-banks/
Greece: Gov’t OKs bill on out-of-court debt settlement for business (NPLs) non performing loans. http://www.ekathimerini.com/212803/article/ekathimerini/business/govt-oks-bill-on-out-of-court-debt-settlement $GREK Athens
Auckland, New Zealand & Anchorage, Alaska --(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, the New Zealand owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: $ALSK) as its landing and operating partner in Oregon. $ALSK BusinessWire
ENERGY: Greece, Greek Cyprus, Israel look into East Mediterranean gas pipeline cooperation. $NBGGY $GREK
One ..often overlooked oil market parameter ..spare capacity or the ability of producers to quickly ramp up output to cushion against unexpected supply cuts elsewhere shows that ..a major bullish trend for prices could be building. http://www.reuters.com/article/opec-production-capacity-idUSL8N1BJ2RS $CHK $SN A collapse in the (corrupt) Venezuela government of Maduro will (can) be good for oil prices. XO Reuters
Since 1998, oil production in Venezuela has been reduced by 750,000 barrels per day, with output falling by 250,000 barrels per day in the first half of 2016 alone. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/08/27/doomsday-inevitable-venezuela/89335716/ $CHK $SN USATODAY
Venezuela, traditionally a prominent oil exporter, will make a sharply less contribution to the global oil market in 2017, as an acute political and economic crisis affects its (crude) oil production, Columbia University said in a report release. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-oil-idUSKCN10R1RH $CHK $SN $DNR Reuters
The China - Venezuela storied relations' will soon end (along with low price of oil) when the latter can no longer (exchange) barter cheap oil for low quality Chinese mobile phones, motorcycles, home-building materials and three wheel bicycles. http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-rethinks-its-alliance-with-reeling-venezuela-1473628506 $CHK WSJ
Greece will emerge as an energy hub with success of the TAP [Trans Adriatic Pipeline]. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-541_en.htm $NBGGY $GREK $SBLK*
La Niña will drive up (national gas) (distillate) energy prices. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-25/la-nina-weather-pattern-may-boost-u-k-power-price-and-curb-wind $CHK $SN $DNR Bloomberg
For some in OPEC, the issue is settled. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Persia's production has (already) reached pre-sanctions levels. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-exclusive-idUSKCN11F0HU $CHK $SN Reuters
Iran hinted that it may soon drop its opposition to an oil production freeze. http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/energy/iran-oil-output-near-target-means-freeze-is-political-decision-1.1892874 $CHK GulfNews
La Niña's will (can) be good for (higher) commodities prices, and demand for US producer products. A higher value add product can claim (demand) a higher charge (rate) for (shipping) transport. $SBLK* http://www.agweb.com/article/which-crop-price-could-gain-the-most-from-la-nina-naa-alison-rice/ $SFL AGWEB
$SBLK* China August imports rise for first time in nearly two years. Coal imports rose +1.5% in August against a forecast of -4.9% drop. Coal imports recorded their first annual rise since late 2014. $SFL http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-idUSKCN11E09R http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/rupee/baltic-dry-index-soared_7429501.html Reuters CNBC
China imports will keep U.S. soybean market on its toes. $SBLK* $SFL http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-soybeans-braun-idUSKCN11F2GT U.S. Department of Agriculture Reuters
Shanghai: China’s ‘stealth’ coal bailout lasting to 2020. China’s coal production restrictions are a 'stealth' bailout for miners and their creditors that may last until the end of the decade as the policies help boost prices. Without government intervention, China’s coal industry wouldn’t be able to service the nearly three Trillion yuan ($444-Billion) in debt. http://www.miningweekly.com/article/goldman-sees-chinas-stealth-coal-bailout-lasting-to-2020-2016-10-22 $$SBLK* MiningWeekly
Australian Thermal Coal Jumps to $100 for First Time Since 2012 (China’s cuts to domestic coal output sparked price surge). http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-18/australian-thermal-coal-jumps-to-100-for-first-time-since-2012 $SBLK* Bloomberg
Alaska Communications, Akeela First to Connect to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Cloud Service from Alaska. $ALSK http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160901006391/en/Alaska-Communications-Akeela-Connect-Microsoft-ExpressRoute-Cloud http://seekingalpha.com/author/donald-van-deventer/stocktalk/41263413 http://finleyusa.com/microsoft-facebook-building-highest-capacity-transatlantic-fiber-link/ http://www.asdnews.com/news-67043/MUOS-5_Secure_Communications_Satellite_Launch_June_24.htm $FB $LMT ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BUSINESS WIRE)
Greece and its foreign (oppressors) creditors are at odds over who will oversee a new privatization fund, a finance ministry official said, an issue which must be resolved for Athens to qualify for (stalled) fresh bailout aid. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-idUSKCN11M18Y $NBGGY $GREK Reuters
South Asia Monsoon season is coming to a close (end of September), and scrapping will pick up (accelerate) along with ton rates for the scrap metal (waste) many dry bulk carriers will increasingly be sending ships heading for demolition. http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/dry-bulk-carriers-increasingly-heading-for-demolition/ $GREK $SBLK* $SFL HellenicShippingNews
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Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Economics from Presbyterian College where he played basketball. He resides in South Carolina with his wife and kids.
I am retired apart from managing family investments - mostly equities. I live near Zürich, Switzerland. I keep physically fit by walking and mentally fit by writing mostly on philosophy, economics and politics. My writing is sometimes published internationally. My hobby is art - drawing with pencil - and the face here is a diversification from female backs that I mostly do. I often work from photos. My art website is www.naturalelegance.ch
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It is very hard or impossible to time the broad market consistently — there are no famous investors that got rich by consistently knowing what the broad market would do next. This only makes sense, as there are just too many variables in the broad market. But there are many famous investors who got rich analyzing individual securities, and this is where you should put your focus. You can get an edge in individual securities. Joe Springer was the number 1 ranked stock analyst in the world by tipranks.com, and on most days is still ranked in the top 5%. Joe is a Certified Technical Trainer, and enjoys teaching about the stock market as well as managing portfolios. If you would like to follow Joe on Twitter, his handle is @JoeSpringer.
I am an independent trader. I have been trading my own money for over 20 years.
I am focused on finding growth stocks that are priced like value stocks or stocks that are misunderstood or under followed. Generally, I buy stocks where I feel like my chances of losing money are low, but still offer the possibility of large gains. This almost always leads me to small and microcap cap stocks.
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I apologize to investors who follow my articles, but I don't currently plan to resume any involvement with SA, though that may eventually change, if the site ever implements/enforces deterrents to web stalkers. For now, I only publicly share opinions on stocks via Twitter, StockTwits, etc. The rest of what follows is my normal profile, so I won't have to rewrite it, should I ever continue posting on SA. Best of luck investing. Cheers. I run a small family office managing long-term portfolios and special projects beyond the capital markets. I'm fortunate to have worked for a NYSE-traded financial firm for the decade through 2010, but I am not an adviser, my articles only share our investing actions/opinions, and they are not investment advice. Proof is in the pudding, so here are our stock portfolio returns from the most recent five years: 2012 +32%, 2013 +52%, 2014 +11%, 2015 +14%, and 2016H1 +19.8% (those are just capital gains, but all holdings pay dividends). Returns are moderating as expected, since most positions were rebuilt/opened in 2010-2012 at extreme undervaluation levels, yet only a few new positions have been opened each of the last few years at moderate undervaluation levels. I also trade around core positions for short-term profits, but I do not include trade gains in portfolio return tracking, and my articles are strictly about long-term investing. My investing career started in the 1980s, and the transition to full-time was finalized in 2009. I only list returns from 2012 because that's when I became most active on SA, and the stock calls that led to those results can be verified here. For 2008-2011, my focus was shorter-term trades, which made total annual returns harder to tally, so without wasting time backtracking, I can only say returns were worthwhile. For most years prior, I was a blue-chip-only, buy-and-hold guy, which also worked well, so I still own most of those stocks in accounts separate from our actively-managed portfolios.
Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs. Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy. Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc. Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client. Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.
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Bill is Chief Investment Officer of Luby Asset Management LLC, an investment management company in Tiburon, California. He also publishes the VIX and More (http://vixandmore.blogspot.com/) blog and an investment newsletter. His research and trading interests focus on volatility, market sentiment, technical analysis, ETPs and options. Bill was previously a business strategy consultant. When not trading or blogging, he can often be found running, hiking, and kayaking in Northern California. Bill has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. Visit Bill's blog, VIX and More (http://vixandmore.blogspot.com/)
Has 16 years of investment experience. Holds Bachelors Degree in Business and minor in Economics. Holds special interest in options trading and hedging strategies utilizing options. Resides in the USA
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I have been an active investor for almost 20 years. My main focus is on high-yield stocks, particularly MLPs, and high-growth oil companies in the Eagle Ford shale. I have a portion of my portfolio allocated to short-term trading, with a focus on over-reactions to company news and directional plays on VIX-based ETFs. I am happy to answer just about any question sent my way, especially from those new to the stock market.