I have been an active investor for almost 20 years. My main focus is on high-yield stocks, particularly MLPs, and high-growth oil companies in the Eagle Ford shale. I have a portion of my portfolio allocated to short-term trading, with a focus on over-reactions to company news and directional plays on VIX-based ETFs. I am happy to answer just about any question sent my way, especially from those new to the stock market.
I am an equity analyst and founding member of a triple digit million dollar fund.
Oh, and I think technicals are nonsense.
...and no, the picture isn't me but a notable politician, and yes Mr. Samaras has been replaced!
I am fully accountable for the recommendations I make.... On my Instablog I give a recap of ALL picks and their performance
Retired Here/Nokia Production Engineer living in the Heart of the Red River Valley of the North. Life member of AAII, American Association Of Individual Investors. Investor since 1982, self taught chartist. Long Nokia and Ford, RCMT, WLFC,AMZN, OLN.
Graduated from University of Cambridge with BA & MA in Economics. Worked in European Equities for 12 years. Previously at Credit Suisse in London in their European Equity Hedge Fund Group. Move to NYC with ING to build out European Equity platform servicing hedge funds. Left to launch a Single Family Housing Partnership focused on the high growth South East USA. Portfolio being built out in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Born in 1973 and native German but quiet capable of the English language since spending a year in Northern Michigan and visiting (and graduating from there) Charlevoix High School in 1990/91. I live right in the middle of Germany. Feel free to ask for any translations concerning articles about NOK. Am I very long NOK and a true believer in their turnaround story and what to be a part of it. My 6150 from 1998 still serves me very well as my daily alarm clock. As an unsatisfied owner of a Samsung Tablet (PT 1000) I am very unsure to get a 720, 920, 925, 928 or EOS. Exciting times ahead
I have a PhD degree in Applied Mechanics and work as an R&D Engineer in a company. My hobby and free time activity is to study company fundamental and conduct stock valuations. I have been a long term investor since 1996.
My investment philosophy is long term heavy investments in cheap technology stocks which are in the turnaround stage and have the potential to gain multiples of their current values. I am long $NOK, $CRAY, $KATE. $MA and $KORS. I have $AMD and $BBRY in my radar.
Independent trader and money manager with over twenty years of experience. Background in economics, corporate law, securities regulation, trading and investing.
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1st time investor and started with NOK. I started to love my lumia WP8 so much that I wanted to know more about the company and how people feel about them so I wanted to find information and stumbled over Seeking Alpha.
Really enjoy so many good articles (not only NOK btw) and love to be here.
I have a lot to learn but I think I am in good hands with so many knowledge being spread around
Live in Astoria NY work as an IT manager for a government institution
While investing in nokia I got interested in Vringo because they bought 500 patents from nokia. Since nokia took off I started trading vrng instead and so far I have noticed the stock trades with a $2.70 to $3.50 range. perfect for selling puts and calls.
I am a technology lover. Love buying gadgets to try out. The best thing so far that I bought was the HP touchpad on fire sale. Tried out Webos and then put android on it. I like apple products from iphone to ipad to apple tvs. I also owned the Samsung Focus wp7 phone but got bored waiting for Mango update to come out. I am currently waiting for Nokia to come out with a lumia phone with Wp8. When the Surface comes out i will give it a try also.
I got the 920 and now own the 1020 and I recently gotten a refurb surface RT with type cover for $199 of ebay , a refurb but with 1 year warranty ....
Now I am waiting for my last lumia from nokia the quad core phablet called 1520!
with the recent msft nokia deal, I seem to have lost interest in windows phone. I am now waiting for the iphone 6 to come out, if that has a bigger screen I will upgrade to it. the lumia 1020 will be my last windows phone for a while.
as a investor I enter positions using secured puts, and when assigned, sell covered calls
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).
I am a software engineer in financial services by profession, with formal studies in IT and financial engineering. I have a keen interest in the financial markets and invest with a time horizon of months to years on companies that I feel are undervalued by the market and have a strong potential for growth.
PhD in Computational Physics. Developing new models for stock trading (focusing on long SVXY). Predicting future accurately enough for trading purposes is surprisingly difficult... :)
Contrarian investment philosophy. I am in particular interested in undervalued technology stocks with multiple x upside potential and limited downside risk.
I am currently long $MSFT, $LNVGY, $INTC, $CRAY, $VRNG, $OCAT, $F, $TLT, $ALU and $NOK. $NOK (and now $ALU) are still the largest position in my portfolio, although I sold 70% of my $NOK position since the Devices and Services deal with Microsoft was announced. $NOK/ALU, and $TLT are currently my largest individual stock/ETF positions.
I also swing trade inverse volatility (long $SVXY) depending on market trends. I do not touch $VIX or other direct volatility products under any circumstances.
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