Individual investor. Generally using index Mutual Funds or ETFs. Trying to diversify more (foreign in particular). Pick up tips & concepts, & learn more. I'm at alpha to keep a finger on the current moods & predictions... and so I notice up coming big financial news events before they impact. See you around! Feel free to write me!
Manage numerous Family taxable accounts.
My profile is most uninteresting to those mired in the continued practice of their mistakes.
Peeve: Why do Publicly Funded High School and College Football Programs have such an Expense Budget priority?
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
I am a small time trader in my IRA. I have mostly invested in the market and utilized market timing successfully several times. I am a civil engineer by training and have worked in design engineering and project management. I am currently engineering director for a large water and sewer utility in North Carolina. Basically I know nothing about trading and I am learning.
My academic background is Physics, worked in the oil industry for a large international oil services company in the early 1980's and then resigned to do an MBA. After a stint at a Venture Capital company, eventually ended up at one of the investments. Over the last 4 years have focussed on Biotech, essentially on de-risked buyout candidates as Big Pharma tries to re-invigorate their product pipelines. I also play what appear to be misunderstood and oversold situations, and although for the most part these have worked out to be very profitable there have been situations where I have gotten it wrong from a timing perspective.
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My goal here is to learn and share ideas. In my current profession, I became an expert through trial and error, and discussions with peers. I am hoping for a similar outcome when it comes to investing. It all started in about 2008, and became increasingly more serious since 2012. I try to treat my mistakes and missteps with respect, and if I do not learn the first time - I can always repeat them! For that, I only need to avoid biting off more than I can chew.
My current non-cash positioning is ~80% in dividend/DGI stocks (conservative, income oriented), and ~20% high risk based on my visions of the future, where I let ideas and risk run rampant (solar energy, lithium miners, 3X leveraged ETFs with daily settlements, derivatives, and similar scary stuff).
I write in Seeking Alpha to share my research with everyone. I don't try to predict the future, instead I try to find solid businesses.
I take calculated risks based on likely economic scenarios. I typically perform a full evaluation of a business, and invest if I perceive a decent margin of safety. I come across many companies each day. I wish to evaluate all of them, but time is limited and I also want to have fun. Therefore, I don't get to invest in all the companies I come across.
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Americano: what are we doing? Quote: "It is well enough that people of our American nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
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