Banking financial analyst for nearly 25 years, play jazz/funk drums as a hobby (hence the pseudonym). Caught by the foreclosure swoon in Northern NV and looking to recapture my financial footing through short-term, low cost trading. My investment interests include residential and commercial real estate, specialty retail, domestic automotive industry and cross-trading forex strategies. Newly published author. My first novel, Missing Pieces, is available on amazon.com, in paperback and Kindle.
Banking financial analyst for nearly 25 years, play jazz/funk drums as a hobby (hence the pseudonym). Caught by the foreclosure swoon in Northern NV and looking to recapture my financial footing through short-term, low cost trading.
My investment interests include residential and commercial real estate, specialty retail, domestic automotive industry and cross-trading forex strategies.
Newly published author. My first novel, Missing Pieces, is available on amazon.com, in paperback and Kindle.
I am engaged in trading Asian emerging market currencies and formerly the accountant for and a staff member of a local non profit business engaged in community service.
Please understand, the views I express are my own and are not intended to influence any positions other than my own and for our business. I have a degree in business management with an emphasis in economics.
Formerly enlisted in USAF Air Defense, both ballistic missile and aerospace defense, including joint service counter narcotics surveillance and deployments under imminent danger.
I was a partner in a small business, now a retired saver being punished by the central bank.
Three years ago I lost a longtime job and have been working almost full-time in another field since Fall 2011. With the job loss, though, I was able to roll over my 401K into a Vanguard IRA and I have been looking to move a lot of investments out of mutual funds and into DG stocks. I have been finding Seeking Alpha to be quite a resource have been making a few nibbles on a few positions.
Graduated from Georgetown University School of Business with a B.S. in Marketing and International Business. Received my JD from Temple Law School. Earned my Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania, and currently pursing a Masters of Law from George Washington University.
The information in the articles published represent the personal opinions of the author who is NOT a financial adviser. Nothing I publish on Seeking Alpha should be construed as legal or financial advice.
Those in need of legal or financial advice should seek their own attorney or certified financial adviser.
Upon receiving my Masters degree in Music from Connecticut's Hartt School of Music, I took a job at a local Friendly's serving ice cream, where I perfected the disgruntled, comatose look, as seen in the photo at left. As a first-time participant in the American economy by way of fast-food, I noted the vileness and squalor into which our country was plummeting.
Now, as an SA commentator, I look forward to multiplying my earnings, once I get some, and settling down as a prime member of society, living out my remaining years in the luxury every red-blooded American deserves.
I currently live in a barn with my saxophones, watching America decline around me.
Too young to retire, but retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Nursing Officer & Gentleman! Also, retired from the Fresno VA Medical Center as a Staff RN. I am always trying to learn new things in life, and share ideas with my other financial mate friends at http://inteli-mate.webs.com and http://stockworks.webs.com --Of course, and even www.facebook.com/airforcenurse1 and www.facebook.com/inteli.mate.com has some interesting people of all various persuasions that I have talked to there too!I have served in Navy first entering at 17 years old trained in Fire Control Radar Systems, and Divisional Drug Abuse Representative on the "mothballed" USS Bronstein FF-1037 out of San Diego all the way to the Far East, and jumped into the Army Reserves from Infantryman, Medic, and LVN/LPN (359TH Combat Support Hospital. Of like the Stock Market, I jumped into my last opportunity 2003 -2005 & finished my last deployment overseas in Europe, and beyond from Medical Service Technician (2 weeks in Honduras with the 144th Medical Squadron) to a Clinical Nurse RN as an Air Force Officer attached to the Army's -- Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany! The rest is history, and traded stocks, mutual funds on my time off overseas, VA, and my student days at Uppsala University, Sweden (1980-1), when I burned out in my Marketing Research job, and learned immensely from a progressive country buying my first stocks in 1981 in Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SAB Banken). Those Swedes fantastic people as well as my Iranian friend who became a citizen there who now has a Restaurant business in Russia! The only thing I do regret is losing touch with my friends in Sweden, Germany, and the Philippine Islands -- Don't be scared to contact me, and I do have 30 years of investing since my 20's! This is besides my Nursing & Psychology Degrees (minor in Business) from California State University, Fresno! It is called surviving the 1987 Black Monday Crash while working at the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), Dot.Com Crash of 2000-1, and the crash Great Recession Crash of 2008-2009, and living to tell about it, and I am still in the Stock Market including DAB Bank in Germany, and in and out a few times in Asian Citrus & China Index Fund 50 in Hong Kong. My newest holdings are in Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, and Proficient Technology. Left Sirius Satelite about a year ago to my regret, but maybe I do not regret it because I believe Sirius is overvalued at this time, but did have momentum in its earnings and stock price over 8 months ago for those who bought it then and sold out for a profit two months ago! Also, I describe myself as a fiscal conservative, but a socially progressive person when come to supporting a Universal Healthcare System of some type either modeling Germany's System via the various health insurance companies that everyone is covered or a National Healthcare System like Sweden! Please note, these countries seem to be running their economies with healthcare for everyone better than the USA. I give President Obama credit coming into office trying to offer constructive solutions to solve our ongoing economic crisis, and overhauling our broken healthcare system. But, remember, investors like myself comes in all shapes, and sizes! Our mutual goals, regardless of our politics is to make money! (Some more responsibly than others, and avoid getting into schemes such as the "Maddoff crisis", and one of many "ponzi schemes" that are still going here as well "illegal insider trading", but regular people like myself just want a little "piece of the action" without being exploited by others! I consider myself open-minded socially, and try to be open-minded about the Stock Market here, and abroad! I hope to hear from you, and successful financial mate friends at http://inteli-mate.webs.com and http://stockworks.webs.com
Asif Suria is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on event driven strategies including merger arbitrage and insider trading. He publishes a weekly post that includes the latest mergers and highlights the largest spreads. He also publishes a weekly post that highlights the top 5 insider purchases and sales of the week.
Asif is also one of the earliest contributors at Seeking Alpha and has been regularly contributing content since 2005.