I am an individual investor from Rhode Island. I trade moderately with a "long term focus", out of two Roth IRA accounts and a standard brokerage account. I also have a substantial 403b account with an aggressive mutual fund portfolio with Oppenheimer Funds. I generally only have one or two speculative micro cap stocks in my portfolio at any one time. The majority of my portfolio is generally large cap stocks that I dont need to follow on a daily basis.
I am a retired accountant with a background in large mining projects from feasibility to full-scale operation.
I manage my own investments and for the majority of my portfolio I have a strong preference for Blue Chip stocks.
For the balance of my portfolio I have an interest in small and micro-cap stocks, seeking superior returns.I seek alpha returns through identifying companies with the right fundamentals and assessing the risks and investing long. Although investing long, I understand the importance of share price in the short to medium term for these small cap companies as it impacts their ability to raise capital.
I have been managing my retirement fund for the last several years. And when it grows sufficiently... I will retire.
I started investing when I rolled over a 401k from a previous employer into an IRA that I managed myself. That was a few months before the meltdown of 2008-2009 - a true trial by fire. During that time I discovered that I do not panic easily. Good to know! I experience large losses on paper, but in the crisis I saw opportunity. I nabbed CBS, GE, and a few other great American companies at insanely low prices in March 2009. Those stocks saved my bacon over the next couple years.
These days, I tend to favor technology and biotech stocks that look promising but are currently under-appreciated. I have always been a computer geek, and I used to teach high school biology, and have been overall a fan of science. There is a real technological revolution going on, particularly in healthcare, and I'm glad to be alive to witness it.
And to invest in it.
I look for great value, then buy and hold. I occasionally pick a dog, but the good ones have been quite good. I only trade when better opportunities for value and growth present themselves.
Glad to say that I'm at least closer to retirement than I would have been if I left it all in a 401k to be managed by some hedge fund asswipe. Still a long way to go, though. :)
I am an independent trader. I have been trading my own money for over 20 years.
I am focused on finding growth stocks that are priced like value stocks or stocks that are misunderstood or under followed. Generally, I buy stocks where I feel like my chances of losing money are low, but still offer the possibility of large gains. This almost always leads me to small and microcap cap stocks.
I joined Seeking Alpha to share some of my ideas with others. I hope they are profitable.
Please do your own due diligence and do not blindly buy stocks on Seeking Alpha articles alone (including mine).