I invest for a living. I like to collect data and graph it and analyze it. I learn math for fun.
I try not to become too attached to my ideas, so I like to imagine that my models of how the world works is populated by variables, not constants, that can change.
I believe that efficient economies are most productive and the most fertile ground for achievement for a people.
I focus much on cycles of various types, why they occur, their histories and the cycles most relevant to us now.
The most important non-religious book I've read is Strauss & Howe's The Fourth Turning, which may be more than 10 years old, but I had waited all my life for someone to write about generational cycles.
Mihai Radu, MBA, MSc, CSC
Capital markets professional - 20 years of experience in Eastern Europe and North American markets; being lucky to be trained very early in my career by Merrill Lynch.
- Investment Manager of pension funds, private debt funds and hedge fund.
- Research/Investment analyst
- Equities trader
- Forex trader
- Commodities trader
I am a strong believer in long term cycles and I tend to be a Contrarian/Value type of Investor. My investment horizons, usually range from 3 to 6 months, but there are exceptions of as little as 1 month or as long as a year. The usual investment vehicles that I use are stocks, bonds, ETFs, currencies, REITs, both LONG and SHORT.
Some of my customers include: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, RBC, BNY, BMO, ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch and ING.
Average Annualized Return: 15.99% over the last 18 years (CAD).
invited as a guest speaker at several investment conferences.