Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
Most recently Rosecast.com has earned notorious status for forecasting the most accurate intraday-timing signals for professional traders and fund managers from the screens of New York to the pits of Chicago and around the world, from Hong Kong to London and Singapore. Investor signals for the S&P 500 and Gold are tracked by Timer Digest. Rosecast.com has been ranked the number 1 stock market timer by Timer Digest between October 11, 2007 (all time high S&P 500) and October 11, 2008 (first strong low of the financial crisis). Additionally Rosecast has been ranked # 1 Gold Market Timer of 2008 and # 8 Stock Market Timer of the year 2010 and # 2 Stock Market Timer of the year 2004 by Timer Digest!.
Markus Rose, Sun in Libra, Chinese sign Monkey, graduated from one of Europe's leading business schools, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, with a Masters Degree (Magister) in Finance and Management - among the top 15% of his semester.
His Master Thesis about Mortgage-Backed Securities was awarded as "one of the best of the university" by a committee of professors.
Markus completed his academic education by taking MBA classes in Finance at the Anderson School of Management and by taking senior classes in differential equations at the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ron Acoba is the co-founder and managing partner of LaidTrades.com. He has been involved in the financial market since 2002. Technical analysis is his main tool in forecasting price action of equities and forex but he is also versed in fundamentals and financial analysis.
He has an MBA degree from the University of the Philippines. Presently, he is also pursuing a CFA and a CMT charter.
Let's see, Veteran (Vietnam era), Commercial Artist, picture framer, industrial engineer & corporate executive (once upon a time), small business owner and operator, Ayn Rand fan, Libertarian (and no, its not a synonym for "Republican" or "Conservative"), and history buff. Serious investor, I need to earn money from my assets, and I'm of the age where I pull money out to help put food on the table. I like to fish, but just as with my investing, I am a "meat fisherman", I only kill what I plan to consume.
I am retired from Fresno County. I like to blog and comment on financial matters. I knew of the housing bubble in late 2005, way before Cramer. I believe that the central banking establishment set up excessive and damaging credit vehicles both for investors and for borrowers. Investors were swindled but no one goes to jail. Borrowers were given so much easy money that the loans themselves pushed the value of houses up to unsustainable heights. It is worthwhile to "fight" the lending abuses peacefully, with education and through legal means where possible.
I am not an investment counselor nor am I an attorney so my views are not to be considered investment advice. It seems from my understanding of the economy, that folks who fight the Fed are fighting a force that is powerful, capable of keeping interest rates low, etc.
We are just a couple of accountants (a/k/a numbers guys) with a passion for sharing our views on stocks, financial news, business and real estate. Having the experience of being executive level officers for several public and private companies, we tend to analyze things in a different way than most journalists, career analysts and professional investors.
We are both very active stock and option traders and use a combination of both fundamental and technical analysis in our trading decisions. With an expertise in the real estate industry, we tend to gravitate our focus on real estate related stocks, specifically homebuilders and building products.
Charles (Chuck) C. Carnevale is the creator of F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Chuck is also co-founder of an investment management firm. He has been working in the securities industry since 1970: he has been a partner with a private NYSE member firm, the President of a NASD firm, Vice President and Regional Marketing Director for a major AMEX listed company, and an Associate Vice President and Investment Consulting Services Coordinator for a major NYSE member firm. Prior to forming his own investment firm, he was a partner in a 30-year-old established registered investment advisory in Tampa, Florida. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Tampa. Chuck is a sought-after public speaker who is very passionate about spreading the critical message of prudence in money management. Chuck is a Veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Honor Medal.