I am a law student at a highly rated university. My legal interests include tax law, competition law, intellectual property law, company law, insolvency law, and all other related areas. While I have always been interested in financial markets and investing, I have just recently started to take it seriously.
Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.
I'm a private, full time trader interested in both long and short ideas. My training and background are in engineering including a decade of consulting engineering practice. I've since switched over to investing/trading which I've done full time for 15+ years and to which I bring a contrarian style. I've also recently become interested in writing and have published editorials at Forbes, PJM, and a few legacy newspapers.
I've had a 25+ year career in capital markets, derivatives and investment management. Through the '90s, I concentrated in derivatives and ran the Global Equity Derivatives Group at Chase (the group included several client driven and proprietary trading groups). I spent most of the 2000s running the research groups of two large fund of funds. For the past 5 years, I have been investing independently. I focus on event driven opportunities.