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.
I am a college student who is graduating next year with a dual degree in computer science and finance. Currently working with the former CEO of an algorithmic trading firm. Have a solid grasp of technical skills that are used for short term investing, but wish to learn more about fundamental investing. I understand that in order to be profitable long term that you have to have sound strategies and discipline.
Jed Fan is a 21 yo sophomore yr college student majoring in finance and accounting. Within the starting year of his portfolio, he has been able to rack over 200% gain in trading and still growing. By bringing the best of both worlds, his investment strategy is a combination between fundamental and technical analysis. He starts by evaluating companies that are undervalued across the markets, and then use technical analysis to determine the timing of which companies he should invest in. In 2014, he started managing money for his family and friends and he plans to start a hedge fund with a few partners at a young age. He is currently investigating in the legal structure of Canadian Hedge Funds.
In his leisure time, he enjoys playing Chopin, learning go, reading on renaissance art history, and spending time with the family.
Independent investor, involved largely in energy sector after a long history of investing in biotech.Given energy balance and time to market, the energy sector is much more attractive at this stage of things.
40 years in Oil and Gas upstream. Small scale investor in oil and gas related companies. I am not a financial planning pro, I invest in companies that I think have potential. I prefer higher dividends and accept the risk that goes with them.
Retired US Army Reserve-Civil Affairs (Colonel) Served as ORHA/CPA representative to the Iraqi South Oil Company in early 2003, supporting both oil and electricity sectors. Coalition Chief of Essential Services in Baghdad, 2005-2006. Coordinated military support to the Iraqi National oil and electricity sectors.
20+ years with Major Oilfield Service Company-Continuing. Management, manufacturing, supply chain, business development, Artificial Lift.
Multiple Senior leader roles in manufacturing. Certified LSS Green Belt.
C level roles in small independent E&P oilfield and services companies.
Grew up in Berlin, born briefly after WWII. Settled down when about 35. Then started saving money and investing. Economic background, none in finance. Started seriously taking care of my money in 2008 after my bank(s) had lost quite a bit of it - and after I noticed they could not have cared less at what I asked them to do. So far it works well. At least it's my own fault now if anything should go wrong.
I am a Private Investor in the market for the last 10 years based in South Africa. While I hold stock in many sectors, my main focus is on the Mining sector (Gold and Silver). I have also focused on the banking & tech sectors as well.
We are a tax consulting and company formation firm located offshore in the sunny, tax free Bahamas since 1990. I've formed over 1,030 Bahamian IBCs and 360 Anguilla IBCs since 1990.
◾Anguilla is a UK overseas territory with same tax status as Cayman Islands.
◾All the money and technology to create their offshore registration services came out of London.
◾Anguilla was one of the very first tax havens that adopted an online registry service.
◾QEII is the head of State.
◾Got questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Caribbean tax havens have grown to rival New York and London as a place to hold family assets, and the US FET is one reason why there are so many offshore companies there.
480,000 IBCs in BVI;
100,000 “exempt companies” in Cayman;
45,000 IBCs in the Bahamas;
30,000 cos in Bermuda
25,000 IBCs in Anguilla
None of the Caribbean (tax) havens levy an estate tax.
Nobody is much interested in tax avoidance any more, so I'm posting Tom's Fishing Gallary pictures instead http://bahamasbahamas.com/images/gallery.html
Personal info here https://www.linkedin.com/profile/preview?locale=en_US&trk=prof-0-sb-preview-primary-button
and PFIC / FATCA info for planners https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-irs-form-8938-created-fatca-2010-can-filing-avoided-tax-havens?trk=prof-post
JPMorgan/Chase writes on U.S. Estate taxation: "Because stock of a foreign corporation (in a no tax haven) is not subject to U.S. estate tax, holding U.S. situs assets through a foreign corporation constitutes a planning opportunity." http://www.jpmfinancialservices.com/images/PDFs/EstateTaxation.pdf
Electrical Engineer, MBA, New Ventures, Entrepreneurship, M.I.T., started two companies. I don't work as hard as I should. Play lots of tennis. Like to drink coffee and think in the mornings. Work in the afternoon.
A semi-retired small business owner in the Washington D.C. area. I continue to work to maintain long-standing relationships vital to keeping the business operating and profitable and to help supply employment to 12 other people. In the stock market, through relatively conservative stock purchases I hope to use the knowledge gained through many years of reading books and business magazines, especially Forbes and Barrons, and the lessons I have learned from all of the previous mistakes I have made, to make some profit in the stock market. The last two years have been quite good. We'll see what the future brings. I buy individual stocks and am fully invested in in good solid companies which I am confident will show me good future returns. I manage my own portfolio and am presently invested in about 30 different companies - my own little mutual fund you might say. With all of the tools and information available on the internet it is much easier to do this now than it would have been in the past. I have no interest in options or short-sales but might possibly use ETF's in the future.
BA Philosophy with a focus on epistemology. I have only been investing since March of 2013. I'm self taught. Anything I may write here on Seeking Alpha is purely to inform others and is not meant as investing advice.