A little bit about me:
I hold two US issued software patents, one of which is issued internationally. I have 3+ decades experience as a software architect and 16 years as an intellectual property researcher specializing in security. I've delivered 1/2 a dozen shrink-wrap retail software packages to market and spent 3 years at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
Strategic trader, interested in stocks with value and good growth potential, also interested in larger macro trends. I actively trade options and may buy or sell options at any time.
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Currently long Apple shares and options. I will update when I change my view.
As a researcher and technical writer, I frequently write for SeekingAlpha where I present my bullish or bearish case on a stock that I own or sell short. I have worked in the Canadian financial industry (fully licensed, providing services to high net worth individuals and families).
My interests cover a wide variety of subjects and greatly influences how I assess a business. I use technical analysis, literary analysis, a computer scientist's perspective, an understanding of psychology and sociology, marketing, history, and more when making my assessments.
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U.S. financial analyst. B.S. in Business and Accounting and M.B.A. Equity investment mainly centered around mutual funds for years until starting a self-directed portfolio in the second half of 2012.
Interested in companies with strong balance sheets and exceptional CEO leadership that are well positioned for unconventional growth. Other factors considered are company mission, strategic market position, and unique product value.
Many thanks to Seeking Alpha for this forum and to all my fellow traders and investors who frequent it.
I consider myself a full time trader. I like volatility in the stocks I play and prefer to day trade shares. If things don't go my way, I move to plan B and hold stocks for no more than a month. I also like to play Options. Still a newbie so execute straight calls/puts. No straddles for me yet.