Wholesale distributor to state and National Parks.
Involved for decades in the precious metals trading sector. Still enjoy the consideration and thought processes to keep me sharp...I thrive on learning and consider SA to be a superb resource for quality information. The differing perspectives and methodologies are intriguing and on occasion provide an insight I haven't previously utilized.
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There is not a lot to say about me as I am pretty ordinary 63+ year old guy in my mind. I like to read in the evenings once I finish "my work" in my Art In Stone business. With the business doing well and my Postal Service Retirement, my wife and I do not need to touch any of our retirement savings so I am in the pleasant position of being able to invest for a fairly long time frame. I started daily investment research when I retired in November 2007. Through January, 2016 our retirement savings portfolio is up over 100% while withdrawing $1,000. monthly. Reading investment articles and commentary and being able to react quickly does certainly make a huge difference.
I try to find sectors and even individual stocks I believe are beaten down below true value so my interests in regard to investing change based upon my perception of world; political, sentiment, banking and global economies.
Have spent the majority of my career in the energy industry. Took a detour many years ago into the financial services industry as a "stock broker". Realized I liked investing and trading but mainly for myself. Probably because it was the early 2000's. Funny, but things are starting to look and feel like it was in the late 1990's. Concerns me greatly but week after week, month after month, year after year, my concerns are shown to be unfounded. Looking forward to retiring some day and being able to manage my investments full time. Just can't get enough of looking at those charts ad deciphering the technicals.
I'm a news junkie (TV and print). Love to read and find my own investments although I'm usually holding a subscription to some service that makes recommendations I follow. The psychy of the Market fascinates me. As does technical analysis.
In the US, I am currently fully long: JNJ, UNP, CSCO, MSFT, ORCL, TROW, ADM and MGNA
In Germany, I am currently fully long: BASF, Munich Re and Henkel
In France, I am long ENGI
In the UK, I have full positions in BHP, RDSB, Unilever.