Mirko Consalvi (Founder and Owner of wikireturn.wordpress.com)
I am italian independent investor and living in Rome.
I have a strong interest in tactical strategies, and have developed quantitative investment methods through rigorous backtesting and numerical analysis.
I trade stocks, retired, no debts, and put three children through college. My life was being a very large equipment mechanic, heavy equipment mechanic. Loved my job always, to old for the work required. Studied all the time, now stocks are my fun.
Currently a Commercial Real Estate broker in the Washington DC Metro area. Recently retired from Corporate America after numerous years in senior real estate management and development positions and previously served in the US Army after graduation from West Point. Hold a MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
I currently work as Project Engineer. I deal with probability, and statistics everyday as part of my job. So, stock market is natural extension of my professional interests. I have keen interest in investing ideas, short ideas, economics, and finance.
Poet and amateur athlete... Most of my life has been devoted to creative work, making zero money and accepting the likelihood of extreme poverty in old age. At age 60, that all changed thanks to a small inheritance and decent income from a new career (as a freelance translator). My focus is on steadily building dividend income while diversifying sufficiently (across sectors and beyond Canada) to combine a degree of security with the potential for growth.
Beginning an investment career in mid-recession (autumn 2008) was a fabulous experience. Life is sweet when you can watch something go down 75%, hold on without fear or desperation, and come out the other end okay. (Actually that one turned into a 200% profit.)
UNCW graduate. Currently Working in the Financial Industry.
“When I sleep at night, sometimes I let my mind wander and I feel afraid. I’m worried that I am not living up to my own expectations. That my opponent might be working harder to become just a little better. Acknowledging that fear pushes me to something greater.”
Just a small town guy in flyover country who likes to think about economics and finance, ever since taking a course from Larry Meyer in Washington U. in St. Louis many years ago...before he became a big Fed-head. He personally scammed me out of a dollar to "save the whales," and I've been intrigued ever since.
We are two investors, who manage our own and families funds.
The primary focus is on small cap companies, which show strong balance sheets and sustainable business model.
We tend to be aggressive with our bets on these companies after we spend weeks to months researching them.
Since we started to invest in 2006 , the average yearly return has been upwards of 30 % per year for multiple portfolios we handle.