I am an individual investor. My research in some companies has inspired me to use advanced trading strategies such as options/option spreads in order to achieve higher gains without drastically higher risk. I have a preference for investing in technology oriented industries. I write on seeking alpha simply to explain my reasoning behind positions on specific stocks. Since I tend to follow a few companies at a time closely, my positions are based on extensive knowledge of the stock and the company (reading 10-Q's, daily articles, quarterly reports, press releases, watching interviews and presentations, consulting owners of the product of the company, etc.). I write on Seeking Alpha to explain a thesis that I have developed about each stock.
My investment purpose is for fun and for wealth building. It is not my living. My historical returns are greater than any mutual fund manager I'm familiar with, so I must be doing some sort of investment strategy right. I'd rather be at the beach. With TSLA, I have gained the security to go live at the beach, work from the beach, and enjoy the fruits of the coming revolution. I like reading SA articles for entertainment purposes mainly. My investment is made, I'll hold til my returns/dividends outrun my earnings by too large a margin.
An unnecessary few notables:
3rd grade state stock contest
MSFT early 90s
AAPL, GOOG, NFLX 00s
Aron is not an accredited engineer nor does he hold an advanced degree in any of the fields related to electric vehicles. He is simply an enthusiastic young man with a 6th grade education and an abiding love for electrified transportation.
An avid computer user, he once made a list of Judas Priest songs that totally rock, done completely using a computing device. He is also an amateur investor and fashion designer who enjoys making Egyptian inspired artwork out of plywood and MDF, or any other materials at hand that are cheap and relatively non-toxic.
Future plans include building a 1500 gallon lotus fountain. Shaped like a lotus flower, it will contain white and sacred lotus, and also koi fish if they can be trained not to eat too much lotus.
Siddharth is a software engineer with a keen interest in personal finance and renewable energy. He blogs at http://www.s1dd.com at night and makes embeddable financial widgets and portals at http://www.chartiq.com/ by day.