Hard Working American, started working mowning gardens and washing cars at 12 years old. I value entrepreneurship, ethics, and a desire to make the world better for our children. MBA Degree 1995, CPA 2002. Right now I volunteer for social works, like giving food to the poor, helping the old to enjoy their lives, hearing their stories, putting the music, etc...50% of my profits in the stock market are donated. My desire here on SA is to help people make money. Always grateful to help. I despise corporate cronyism, lavish spending on executives, while they layoff the common man. I also despise the incest between Wall Street and the government. I think it is immoral. "freedom is never voluntarily given by the opressor;it must be demanded by the opressed".Benjamin Franklin
Political Views: Member of The Surréaliste Naturel Party, besides being a smart-ass cliché treehugging liberal.
Religious Views: Member of THE POWERHOUSE CHURCH OF THE PRESUMPTUOUS ASSUMPTION OF THE BLINDING LIGHT
Political Views Member of The Surréaliste Naturel Party, besides being a smart-ass cliché treehugging liberal
"Give me immortality..or give me death"-The Firesign Theatre.
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like... a minute. That's relativity".- Albert Einstein
I enjoy making money in the often manipulated markets in an effort to join the 1%. I consider myself a noob as I have lots to learn. I enjoy reading about everyone's investing style and outlooks from differing angles. SA contains alot of intelligent people and I'd like to thank those that contribute. Goals: Increase annual income by $300-400/mo while allocating 20% of my portfolio to growth and speculation. Thus far in 2016, my personal portfolio has crossed the $340K mark at the age of 34 (401K is through my employer, around 160k). My goals are to increase total div/dis income to >17000 this year and add another >3-6k every year thereafter. I tend to lean towards value stocks with a >3 year time horizon and high dividend/dis. stocks as well. Currently long AIG, BAC, BEP, DIS, SBUX, EVA, LMRK, UPL, CLMT, BIP, MMLP, LNGLF, PEGI, CONE, SNR, BG, ZTS, UAN, SFL, TLLP, CORR, NSA, LMRK, GSBD, MIC, SSW, VNR, QTS, DFT, and HASI among a few others. I contribute >4K/mo outside of my employer's 401k. Buy and hold works if you have grit and patience. I take capital gains after long periods of holding and typically see 100-300+% gains on those positions. The financial crisis helped. There is always misplaced value in the market. Stay away from talking heads on TV and anyone that has to push their product. Invest in yourself, ask questions, practice mental discipline and remind yourself of your goals on a continual basis.
Specialize in the investment in and trading of "deep-value" high-yield securities, including debt, preferred shares, common shares, put/call options, and ETF's, for my own and family accounts only. Have over seventeen years experience personally directing our personal and family accounts on a mostly full-time basis.
Was previously an international-business executive, general manager and entrepreneur in the medical-technology industry. Also provided consulting, related to general management, new-venture formation and acquisition of venture capital.
Education: Brown University, School of Engineering (Sc. B. '71); University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Administration (MBA '73).
Present Home: Sarasota, FL
Previous Homes: New York City, Mountain View, CA
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
I am a full-time student at Baker College here in Cadillac, MI. I am studying Business Management. I am also learning about the stock market and how to be a good trader one day. So, I thought what a great place to start than to learn from the "best and brightest" on Seeking Alpha.