(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.
I am an engineer with over 30 years in the oil industry as project work and in facilities. Have a masters in business. Do my own investing etc. Have seen the oil industry reduce emissions from their facilities to the level of the 1950's while increasing supply to satisfy demand so have "on the ground" experience in oil operations. The EPA that is not fracking friendly cannot find proof to stop fracking after five years of study. Am pro increase of fracking to get to new sources. Conservative investor.
Mr. A. Paul Gill has been the CEO of Lomiko Metals Inc. TSXV: LMR, OTC: LMRMF since June 2009 and CEO of Lomiko Technologies private) since 2014. Mr. Gill developed significant experience in the strategic development of resource companies such as Norsemont Mining,Inc. (Bought by HudBay Minerals for $ 512 million). He has held the positions of President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Vice-President of Business Development of Norsemont Mining Inc. and served as a co-founding director. Mr. Gill has been a Consultant of AJS Management private) since March, 2001 and a Director with Graphene 3D Lab TSXV: GGG, OTC: GPHBF, Graphene ESD and Epic Mining Corp.
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.
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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. My firm's investment approach can be summarized in the same four, one-syllable words that Walter Schloss famously used: We Buy Cheap Stocks. Alternatively, you could say I am a quantitative deep value investor. I also invest globally, scouring many markets in search of cheap stocks.
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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. Send me a message with your email address to get example articles of my premium research on Seeking Alpha.