Stock, Options, ETF and Commodities Investor; My educational background is in Computer Science and Accounting with significant entrepreneurial and Fortune 100 Corporate experience in Information Management and Technology services in industries including: Consulting, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Software, Professional Services and more. For many years, I've learned from experiences as an individual investor. Today, I enjoy sharing my thoughts and collaborating with others to help provoke interesting trade opportunities as well as to learn the tools available to help enhance portfolio performance, manage risk and find performance opportunities under all market conditions. Randy Lawton
My investment approach is primarily that of a "contrarian value investor," finding temporarily undervalued value and growth stocks, especially among small-cap and even micro-cap companies, and within the "socially responsible investor" context (no junk food, animal cruelty, heavily polluting, alcoholic beverages, gambling, tobacco, or weaponry-oriented companies).
As every savvy investor knows, markets in the short-term are often not at all efficient at pricing equities—except in the lamest sense that a stock’s price is what buyers and sellers agree upon at a particular moment of the day. Exploiting inefficiencies in stock-valuations is one secret to making big gains over time when a company’s shares re-set to a higher price to more accurately reflect significant changes in fundamentals, financials, and/or economic trends.
I'm a psychologist, author, spiritual counselor, with strong progressive values, living with my wife in Santa Barbara, CA, USA. See my websites: www.rare-leadership.org and a really huge, multi-faceted website, www.enlightened-spirituality.org
I've been employed (my own business) in the financial services industry for 25 years. My first "gusher" was during the 2008 financial crisis. Took full advantage of the opportunity in the oil & gas sectors. 2015 offers a similar opportunity. I'm investing for the next gusher!
After putting my kids through college I'm now focusing on investing for my retirement. Looking for ideas and people to follow and learn from. Partial to small to medium companies short term and large value long term.