I hope to retire soon. ETA is now September 1, 2013. Oops, I didn't make it. My contract got extended. Let's go with January, 2014. Oops, missed again. Try Fall 2015. I started trading stocks (and investing?) just since May of 2011, and I love it. This is what I want to do when I grow up. I'm panicked now (September, 2013) because I still don't take any of this seriously. I do things for the stupidest reasons. As of Summer 2015, I'm into selling options; mostly puts, put spreads, and recently iron condors.
Austin Wentzlaff is a Minnesota native that currently lives Minneapolis, MN. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College obtaining a B.A. in Financial Economics. He currently works as a Business Analyst for OnApproach, LLC. A CUSO focused on giving credit unions the power to use data as a competitive advantage through the use of a revolutionary data warehouse. Austin believes that a portion of ones portfolio should be buy and hold and another portion should be short term speculations depending on their personal of risk.
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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Overseas agent - Anguilla registrar (since 2001) Company Formations/Trusts New Providence Estate Planners, Ltd. (since 1995) 54 Sandyport Drive P.O. Box CB 11552 Nassau Bahamas 1 242 327 7359 Fax/phone: (242) 327-7359 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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An offshore company that has no offices within the United States and does no business within the USA doesn't have to file a US income tax return.
There are no long term or short term capital gains taxes on publicly traded stock market trades (i.e., BIDU, GE, F, GM, you name it) even if you use a US broker to facilitate the trades. That's the truth, and the US tax code backs me up. Trade as many trades a day (options, futures, stocks, bonds) as you want, and the IRS will not and cannot tax a foreign company that does not have offices "within the United States" and does not "do business within the US". That's the law. I've been offshore since 1990... I know. I wrote a book on tax havens and US tax law... I know.
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MEASURED BY MY LAST TRADE: On April 3rd 2013 I purchased 10,000 shares of WFR (new company name is SunEdison) at $4.01 a share. Just 10 days later WFR trades at $4.76 - UP 18.7%. Today, June 2nd WFR (now SUNE) trades at $8 a share. Ouch!
On Tuesday April 9th, WFR was trading at $4.30 a share at 11AM in the morning. I decided to go for my walk and swim; but, as I sometimes do, I placed a "limit" SELL order for all 10,000 shares at $4.55 a share - just in case the stock took off in an unusual broad market rally (I.e., 150 point jump in the DJIA). Taking profits is always a good thing.
After returning from my walk an hour later, I noticed WFR (now SUNE) was trading at $4.40 a share, but WFR's stock was rising quickly before my eyes, and soon in a few minutes was sold at $4.55 a shares for a gain of 13.21% (+$5,400).
Taking profits this quickly is almost always the right thing to do, and I plan on Buying back WFR within the next few weeks if the gods are with me - and that was my strategy for WFR (now SUNE) from the very beginning. aSK FOR MY free "Weekender report".
WFR traded as high as $6.53 up 66.93 percent in under 40 days! Wow! How' did your best stock do last month?
In 2012 my real dollar portfolio of 10 stocks was up about 48% - led by HFC (22.3)(up over 150% since purchase of 2000 shares), TRW (33 - now 58.75 - 81.5%), EMN (35 - now 71.25 up 102%) MYL (17.5 now 28.29 - up 61%). Positions in all the above were closed out in 2012.
My most surprising winner was URI (29.58) purchased in July 2102. While I sold URI at 36.4 (for a 23% winner in 48 days), URI trades at $51 a share today - up 70 percent in 5 months.
7 of the 8 stocks I actually bought in the last 13 months are up over +45.7% in price.
Six of the 8 stocks I actually bought in the last 13 months are up over +59.15% in price.
Two stocks (out of 8) are up over 100 percent. HFC = 151.3% ...More + EMN +102.8%).
I had one loser in all of 2012 ABX (down 19%) - which I sold for a tax loss. All my other purchases were up.
How did your IPO purchases do last year? Groupon? Facebook? Zynga?
DID YOU KNOW?
Not everyone has to pay US capital gains taxes according to KPMG the IRS and me. "Trading in stock securities or commodities in the United States for one’s own account except in the case of a dealer does not constitute engaging in a trade or business. The volume of such transactions does not have any bearing on whether the nonresident is engaged in a U.S. Trade or business. For this reason a foreign investor is free to invest in the United States and trade for his or her own account through a resident broker even one with discretionary authority without fear of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States" - http://www.us.kpmg.com/microsite/ies/tfc/content/chapter3.htm
If you want to trade the US stock markets through a US broker and legally avoid CG taxes with a foreign corporation, call me.
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54 Sandyport Drive,
PO Box CB 11552
1 242 327 7359
Below are ALL my 2012 purchases (and sold!)... Followed by the price purchased.... Followed by the price today.
Had I adopted a Warren Buffet type strategy and just bought and held onto them I would have been ahead about +65.123 in 2012 vrs the DJIA up about 6%.
TRW was purchased at $32.5 a share in December 2011. TRW trades at 57.44 today. TRW is UP +76.6% vrs the DJIA up 8.9%.
HFC (HollyFrontier) was purchased at $22.3. HFC trades at $49.67 today. HFC is up +123.3% vs the the DJIA up 8.9%.
EMN (Eastman Chemical) was purchased at $37.3 a share. EMN trades at 71.52 today up +102.8%% vs the the DJIA up 8.9%
TEN (Tenneco) was purchased at 25.66 a share. TEN trades at 34.4 today...up +45.7% vs the the DJIA up 8.9%
MGA (Magna International) was purchased at 32.87 a share. MGA trades at 52.52 a share UP +59.15%
URI (United Rental) was purchased at $29.59 a share. URI trades at 51.27 a share today. URI is up +73%
ABX (Barrick Gold) purchased at $42 a share. ABX trades at 32.8 a share today down - 21%
MYL (Mylan labs) was purchased at $17.4 a share. MYL trades 30.5 today UP +74.55%
Note: Mylan labs was owned for only one month in /December 2011 for an +19% return.
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Semi-retired marketing and sales executive with a second career in the travel business. Actively invest an upper six digit portfolio in half a dozen mutual funds as well as a couple of stock brokerages accounts, most of it IRA. Primary goal is income with some appreciation potential.