Retired RN, have been investing for about 10 years but have always been interested in the markets, just never had the time, money or focus to actively participate. For decades, was pretty good at protecting, growing, managing other people's money, either as a manager in the private health care sector or helping my husband with his business. Now, I am all in, working to build a portfolio that I can use to help my family and others. Recently resigned from a BOD position for a 501 C, due to a move to Washington State from PA. But I learned a great deal from the board members, as well as those whom we served. I never cared for health care, the margins are so small. But did do well with MNKD before the July 2014 FDA news, and am long HTA. Long MCLOX, ETE, COP. AAPL, WM, OTTR, PG, XOM, ALK, [GSK a very recent buy] and BA [also recent, July 2014]. I am in and out of PSX, BX, YORW, WTR, BMTC, INTC, and I follow negative news about some stocks so that I can learn. My biggest mistakes have been NLY and PBR.
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65 years old, been trading for almost 40 years. Take a long view, I have 100 % faith in long term fundamentals and use Technicals (MACD/RSI/MOM/Fibonacci) only to gauge entry/exit points.
I believe the bankers and heads of financial institutions responsible for the derivatives mess should all have had lengthy prison sentences of the type handed down to Skilling (Enron) and Ebbers (WorldCom). The District Court Judge said of Skilling:
"His crimes have imposed on hundreds, if not thousands of victims a life sentence of poverty."
And exactly what did the bankers, Goldman Sachs and the others do to have deserved a lesser sentence or even no sentence at all?
I try to determine without emotions major turning points and strong trends of major assets that include global indices, equity sector classes, high liquidity stocks, debts & fixed income, commodities and currencies. I apply quantitative & qualitative models exploiting relationships among Debts, FX and Equity combining solid academic education, deep macro knowledge & business experience. The end result to positive total return irrespective of market conditions in the short to medium term.
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I reside in Austin, TX where I am an independent investor and financial consultant. Please message me if interested in hiring me for any financial analysis / financial modelling.
I formerly managed a family office in Dallas. Prior to that, I was an investment banker in JP Morgan's Technology, Media & Telecom group.
We have over 60 years of investment analysis experience. We have published investment research from the perspective of the buy side and the sell side. Our work has been used by institutions managing over $1 trillion in aggregate. We have published reports from both the long and short perspective and have worked with the largest short selling mutual fund in the world. We are long term value investors. It is our belief that, contrary to popular opinion, most individual investors and patient professional investors have the best opportunity since the beginning of our investment career to beat institutional and mutual fund managers in terms of risk adjusted performance. The "Information Arbitrage" advantage institutional investors have had is mostly eliminated, while the individual investor still can maintain an edge with "Time Arbitrage". Our goal is to provide institutional quality buy side articles that educate and stimulate investors in the hope of improving their returns. We also are willing to mentor young analysis who wish to improve their analytical skills.
Roy Blanchard provides general management, marketing, and strategic planning support for shortline railroads. A happy extension of this work is a rapidly-expanding portfolio of projects assisting rail transportation users in commercial and technical matters from rate negotiation and sidetrack construction to demurrage management and supply chain support.
Blanchard publishes The Railroad Week in Review (http://www.rblanchard.com/week_in_review/index.html), an electronic compendium of railroad industry news analysis and comment. He is also a Railway Age (http://www.rblanchard.com/corp/railway/index.html) Contributing Editor and for 15 years wrote a semimonthly column on industry best practices in addition to occasional feature articles.
Blanchard enjoys long-standing personal relationships with the senior management teams of the North American Class I railroads. With a behind-the-scenes understanding of Class I commercial, operating, and financial goals Blanchard has been particularly effective in creating strategic partnerships between his clients and their Class I connections.
I am a retired professor, a retired investment adviser, and currently a private investor and full-time tennis pro. I bought my first stock in a custodial account in 1958. I am a student of history, particularly military and economic/market history. The intellectual passions of my retirement years are markets, mathematics, and quantum theory. I like to travel. I served in Vietnam.
I am 38 years old, married and have two daughters 3 and 5. I live upstate New York near Ithaca.
My aim is to be objective about the macro investment environment and to provide sound analysis on stocks.
I'm a fan of the following people to help give a perspective of my biases I may hold with regards to investment and economics: Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Charles Schwab (Steel Tycoon), Martin Armstrong, Peter Bernstein (Author), Henry Ford, Ayn Rand, to name a few.
I spend most of my time reading through annual reports looking for a small-cap stock to feature in my monthly edition of "The Conservative Investor Digest." That is where you can find my best work, and that is where I focus my research. You can become a subscriber here: https://gumroad.com/l/HmqJx
Brendan, a Pennsylvanian by birth, completed his B.S. at Allegheny College and his Ph.D. at Stanford University in the field of organic synthesis. He has been employed by a major pharmaceutical company and a tiny biopharma startup, but is an avid investor as well. His writings focus on a variety of topics ranging from stocks and bonds to analysis of recent news events relevant to financial markets.