I have worked in the buy side at two major investment firms for the past 6 years. I trade my own accounts daily and am currently studying for part 2 of the CFA. I am skeptical by nature, and there's nothing I trust less in this world than big gov't. I am a true believer in Capitalism and the tremendous increases in standard of living we've had as a result. Why in the world people endorse socialist policies when they've never worked in history is beyond me. You've also discovered another passion of mine...politics. Anyway, I have an open mind. I try to use facts, logic, and historical precedence to frame my arguments and my beliefs. However, I'm a human being and emotion sometimes sneaks its way into my words. If you think I'm wrong, I invite you to use the same tools as me (facts, logic and historical examples) to try and change my mind. It wouldn't be the first time it's happened!
Writer, blogger, science teacher, avid biker and walker. I prefer technology stocks and its entrepreneurial stars as well as bank stocks. I've been trading stocks and commodities since 2007-08. I had nearly 20K in the market in 2008 just before the market meltdown. But I sold all positions before the bottom fell out. I regret I did not keep those Apple and Google positions.
Education: B.S. Biology; M.A. Anthropology
Writing and editing experience consists of technical editing (financial and accounting); blogging five years with blogcritics.org (politics, book and movie reviews mostly); maintained personal blog; textbook reviews; speech writing.
As I approach retirement I've geared my scottrade portfolio toward dividend and value stocks from S&P, Nasdaq and the Dow. I am always on the lookout for bankrupt and undervalued stocks. My only mistake has been in not buying those rare finds in larger quantities.
Investor with no formal training. Enjoy reading about happenings in corporate America, and trying to predict where things will land in the future. Interested specifically (but not limited to) Healthcare, and Real Estate.
Also interested in macro strategies, and derivatives-- both for investing and hedging.
No interest in technical analysis, and limited interest in short selling.
Started writing in order to nail down my thoughts on the market, and to get feedback from other users and contributors.
Providing insight and education to investors on the unique business of AVT, Inc. Manufactures of high tech automated retail machines that can dispense a wide variety of products from snacks, drinks, pharmaceuticals, gold coins, electronics, carpet cleaning machines, propane tanks, etc. We continue to develop innovative systems that provide operators with efficient methods to increase revenues, reduce shrinkage, and be remotely managed wirelessly.