I am relatively new to the stock market. I have made many mistakes, have failed many times. Most notably, I missed with tech stocks like ORCL, CSCO and KOG. What I realize is that anyone can give advice, but at the end of the day you have to learn and rely on yourself. There is gambling, then there is the stock market. They are similar but at the same time very different. Gambling= 100% profit or loss, every time. It only takes one time. The stock market is a calculated risk. We do our homework, read up, work hard, take risks, trust our instincts and we might just make it.
Matt Stewart is a private investor, former vice president & director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in Toronto and holds an Honors BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. Matt also represented all BCE common shareholders as the 'intervenor' in the BCE v. Bondholder's case argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in July, 2008.
I am the founder and editor of Investment Directions. My career has been managing and consulting to multi-billion dollar funds. Using the widely accepted “multi-manager” approach, I have worked with top investment managers throughout the country, gaining a high level of expertise.
My career has spanned many market environments, and I have hands-on experience searching out opportunities and avoiding risks in all of them. I now devote my time to Investment Directions, with the goal of helping investors further their understanding and improve their investing skills.
I am currently serving on: The AAUW Investment Advisers Committee and The City of Vista Investment Advisory Committee.