Started studying charts 10 years ago during my "free" time (remember that?) - had the "aha" moment... - and keep learning from it as time passes. Social Security and 401K's aren't gonna cut it probably and nothing's getting cheaper. There is a flow in any market - we are here to monitor the flow - the roller coaster - and it's fun after you learn not to get burned. BTW - you will get burned once in a while...
Currently the President & CEO of a publicly traded startup in the temporary staffing industry, specifically what we call the "On-Demand" sector. I have been in the staffing industry for approx 14 years. I started out as an Account Executive for the largest on-demand provider in the country and have been in the staffing industry ever since.
Enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 beautiful children when Im not working. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, a day at the movies or at the park works just fine for me.
I have a backround in Economics. I hated statistics, but I loved graphs. That is why I enjoy playing volatile stocks that have long term growth. I watch the technical lines and play them to the max. They are fun to trade with all the bouncing around!!! The MJ sector happens to mimic the dot com era and that was fun to play back then. So now I've pick a couple of long plays and swing trade a portion of that for accumulating some extra shares.
As an entrepreneur and small business owner I sometimes need to rely on investments because these resources can provide me fuel or help. I decided not long time ago to start studying and learning more about investing in stocks. My main interest is in biotechnology area and commodities. I define myself having a portion of an angel investor too, also a tiny trader in the stock market. I don't have all the resources that most of investor s here to make biggest bids. A person that does not have too much money and someone that belongs to the new growing number of stock holders out there , whom are trying to add extra cash to their businesses and household income. Learning is in my way each day because as the general market carries downward momentum due to signs of a slowing national and world economy, many as me are wondering where to place in the safest way our money seeking to get profits and income for our hard earned money.
Finally I want to share that something important I have learned: None of us are perfect traders, and we do make mistakes, even professional traders, because we either buy or sell the wrong stock or our timing on the stock is not correct. Trading many times is a humbling experience. So at some point, you have to swallow your pride, and cut your losses on time when it is necessary.
Did a couple of tours overseas now i'm back on this beautiful land. My best friend gave me some knowledge about trading and it seem awesome, I started this in January and loving it, my contract with the military ends September so why not =).
Hopefully going to start my MBA in Spring 2014. Really excited and decided to start investing with all the money I have saved up from working a year and a half. Bought my first 100 shares on 6.25.2013 and looking for great small stocks to climb high as well as discuss current market trends.
I am a young up and coming professional. I work in regulatory compliance specifically pertaining to Banks and Financial Institutions. I am looking to build my knowledge of investing by actively trading and reading much of the useful information on SA. Hoping to use active investing to fund world travels one day.