I went in the Army after high school for four years and saved up $7400. After I got out, I went to a large state university in the south on the GI Bill and got a BS in Finance. While going to college, I was able to grow that original stake to $10,600 during four years Phillips Curve inflation and the onset of stagflation. I was not able to get professional employment in the financial services industry after graduation, so I went to work as a roustabout on an oil rig and I am still employed in the oil and gas drilling business as a a superintendent. Over the past 35 years of hobby investment, that $10,600 has grown by average 15% annual internal rate of return before tax. I have always bought individual stocks with some ETFs. I have out performed the S&P every year except for 2000 , 2008, and 2011. To be bought by me, every investment must meet a fundamental hurdle and have both a fundamental and technical catalyst. Everyone should have investing as a hobby. Thank you for your interest; and may the odds always be in your favor.
Dr. Kris has two degrees from MIT because one just wasn't enough. Her life goal was to figure out the universe and having done that (at least to her satisfaction), she decided to tackle something even more difficult—the stock market.
Applying the scientific method along with an insatiably curious mind, she began trading stocks, futures, and options in order to find the holy grail to market success. She's discovered to her immense satisfaction that not only is there one way to succeed but many. Combining her love of cooking with the stock market, she's devised recipes for investment success designed to please the palate of most investors. Dr. Kris currently manages a private equity long/short portfolio and writes of her current research projects that appear on her website, StockMarketCookBook.com.
Her most exciting project is applying market timing models to Modern Portfolio Theory to not only give greater returns but at substantially lower levels of risk. (See PortfolioPreserver.com for further information.)
I am a long-time individual investor with an engineering degree and an MBA. I worked in aerospace-defense for 15 years and have spent the last decade or so working for a large financial services firm. This academic, work and investing background helps me cast an informed eye on tech stocks, the stock market and the economy and also provides the skills needed to write the software that supports the various parts of the Trade-Radar.com website as well as the Trade-Radar Stock Inspector "Total Stock Analysis" software.
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