(Note: In case it matters to anyone, I'm not a physician. I live in Maryland. This has caused confusion on some threads.) Profile picture is the NASA GISS Global Surface Temperature Index, 1880-2012. If this were the DJIA, we'd call it a bull market. Instead, it's a disaster in the making. Do you have kids? I invest for total return, through a combination of small-cap value stocks (typically held for months to a year), a core position of dividend stocks, a small selection of growth companies and a limited number of ETFs. I have a diverse background in engineering, neuroscience research, statistical analysis, and software development.
Former owner of a medium sized regional interstate moving company. After 30 years in this industry I sensed another recession coming and broke up the company and sold to two nationally known large van line operations in 2007. One wanted my warehouses and storage accounts and the other my national account sales base. Worked for one of these companies for a year but found I don't work well with others.
Took the cash I had from the sale of company and began to invest in a deeply depressed market. I felt the older broker I knew from my church and had my IRA was adequate but met a young broker excited to see any cash and have had a great relationship ever since. We've both made a lot of money since 2008. Received a family brokerage account upon their passing and now have a third broker. I am 58 years old.
Semi-retired, married. BA in English. Building trades and real estate. Plenty of money as long as the greedy bastards don't screw it all up. History buff. Follow politics and current events closely. Look for news beyond the mega-corporate media in order to get a more complete picture. Our media situation is quite dire here in the U.S.
Lets Go Mets!
semi-retired business owner/operator
learning the hard way in the market since FYQ2-2013
yeah, I'm buying risky, but my cashes are mostly 20-60%, holding losers as long as I can to see...
I'm trying to work a niche between day trader and buy and hold
I used to have a number of wolf hybrids and am very empathetic to the recovery of the Wolf
My stock portfolio is most about trying to capture tiny slices of ownership in the dominant publically traded companies in the world (in most sectors and industries) and not overpaying for that little piece of future earnings. I want to pay at most fair-valuation (although sometimes I try for bargain prices) as long the company appears solid and I think the company will be around 10 years and more. That is what I found produce the best total returns. I am mostly focussed on mature companies that pay dividends, but I do make exceptions, for leading companies in some industries - even if their dividend yield is low. I appreciate diversification and risk-management by not putting too much cash into each stock.
My portfolio has a spreadsheet on http://tiny.cc/tarkin
Investment manager at Rugged Group LLC, an independent, fee-only registered investment advisor based in New York that I formed in August 2015. Find out more and follow my blog here. Email: brian [at] ruggedgrp [dot com]
I am retired and live in San Francisco’s quaint Sunnyside neighborhood; I live just five short blocks from San Francisco’s only wilderness park: the world renowned Glen Canyon Park!
My investment approach is based on my belief that the US economy is transitioning from a currency based economic system to an earnings/wealth creation based economic system.
I think we are now in the middle stages of this transition: the dollar is still used as global legal tender, but there is vocal group of central bankers advocating changing the global currency system. And indeed, even among our friends, the dollar is losing its luster as a global tender. Our ongoing budget deficits, our ongoing trade deficits, and our ongoing commitment to deficit financing to finance whatever. Our policy wonks decisions makes many conclude that we are no longer in control of our money supply! Can we control expenses? The end will come because we cannot stop printing more money to pay for things;, our expenses must be paid for through revenues, not credit.
The only questions is how and when the end will occur: I think the global currency system will change quickly, with the dollar users simply abandoning the dollar: they will wake up one morning and decide it is no longer prudent to use the dollar as global legal tender. I think there is a strong possibility that the dollar users will abandonment the dollar in panic, like how the Dutch tulip traders abandon their stockpile of tulips, they woke up one fine morning and understood that the tulip is a beautiful flower but not worth the money they paid for it. Panic ensued, with tulip holders trying to sell their tulip stockpile for any price!
I doubt that the dollar abandonment (or the euro, the Yen, or other national currencies used as global legal tender) will occur slowly, simply because the last ones to unload their dollar holding will lose money big time.
So my thinking is that the global currency system will change suddenly, with both domestic and foreign dollar holders taking a loss, with the foreign dollar holders taking the biggest loss.
I pray that the global community will see this currency upheaval as an opportunity to work together to develop a global currency system that is fair and equitable to all players.
I have written 2 dutch books on value investing: "Aandelen selecteren als waardebelegger" and "Beleggen in bull- en bearmarkten". See bol.com (search for the titles).
As a mathematician (Ph.D.) I am most interested in investment strategies with statistically favorable returns. In particular I invest in net-nets (20-30% average annual returns). I find companies with low Enterprise Value/Earnings before Tax and Interest (EV/EBIT) and strong balance sheets (20% average annual returns) also very interesting. Since such stocks are rare I invest globally.
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Adam Gefvert is the head researcher for White Diamond Research, a research firm for hedge funds and high net worth individuals. Primarily a short seller, he has saved investors millions of dollars by exposing highly overvalued small cap stocks. He has a 90%+ success rate with his Seeking Alpha short ideas. He specializes in technology, energy, and biotech stocks, because those are the sectors with the greatest valuation inefficiencies.
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I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling glacier walls and hang gliding off tall buildings to survey the best urban party spots. I can ride my bicycle up almost any incline without slowing down—the laws of physics do not apply to me. I am a talented academic, but absent-minded: I once figured out the meaning of life, but forgot to write it down. Although not a commercial success, my book “What Your Orchestra Teacher Never Told You About Double Reed Technique: The Oboe and Bassoon Player’s Guide to Dating Beautiful Women” drew enthusiastic praise from both sexes.
The USA is in trouble due to a broken federal political system, corruption that is less sinister and more systematic, lobbyist control of everything, and free markets used as an excuse to make money off people's misery. Despite this fact, I want to survive and (in parallel) I want to see humanity progress so I'll just do my little part and hopefully I have some success. If anyone here is truly seeking "alpha" status then you are guaranteed to fail as it only happens to those not looking for it. "The crow doesn't choose the crow life, the crow life chooses the crow" -- The Lord Of Crows. I cannot help my cynicism but I enjoy humanist moments plus I also really like a good laugh since, as you may know, humor is one of the most important aspects of life.
Envoy Global, Inc., was founded in 2001 to pursue investment opportunities in turnaround and restructuring situations both in private and public companies. Casino Capitalism, the research arm of the company, periodically publishes reports on specific companies, as well as general articles on investment trends and psychology. You can read our reports at: www.CasinoCapitalism.com. Yehuda Fruchter, the editor-in-chief of Casino Capitalism, spent three years as part of Value Line’s equity analyst team before founding Envoy Global.