A software developer in Silicon Valley with Engineering Physics degree from the University of Illinois and patents from several companies (Intel, Macrovision) currently working at a start-up. I see the smart-phone market from the perspective of a software developer and build apps on iPhone and Android for companies and my own projects. I'm try to diversify my holding into energy (CVX), industrial(GE), financial(AIG) stocks and REITs(OHI) to seek stability, and seek alpha by investing in what I know, which is technology stocks. I'm here to learn about good investment opportunities, and to occasional share my insights from a software developer's perspective.
(Note: In case it matters to anyone, I'm not a physician. I live in Maryland. This has caused confusion on some threads.)
Profile picture is the NASA GISS Global Surface Temperature Index, 1880-2012. If this were the DJIA, we'd call it a bull market. Instead, it's a disaster in the making. Do you have kids?
I invest for total return, through a combination of small-cap value stocks (typically held for months to a year), a core position of dividend stocks, a small selection of growth companies and a limited number of ETFs.
I have a diverse background in engineering, neuroscience research, statistical analysis, and software development.