Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
A career of experience in the Financial Services and Hedge Fund industries. Experienced, full time trader/investor only in my own account now looking to grow a good retirement asset base. Primarily invest in equity, fixed income and equity options. Continuously looking for good dividend plays particularly in the leveraged/indexed space.
Have spent over 40 years in the O&G industry with special interest in technology application for improved business performance. Academic background: geology & geophysics. Professional background: seismic technology application, operations & management. Currently: external director on the board of a leading seismic acquisition company.
Wed a wonderful woman 53 years ago. We shared in the upbringing of our 8 daughters and continue to support them as they raise our 19, (and counting), grandchildren. Retired since 1993. Had 13 different "jobs" while working for the same employer for 31 years. Over-educated and opinionated, and prefer doing things my way.
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling glacier walls and hang gliding off tall buildings to survey the best urban party spots. I can ride my bicycle up almost any incline without slowing down—the laws of physics do not apply to me. I am a talented academic, but absent-minded: I once figured out the meaning of life, but forgot to write it down. Although not a commercial success, my book “What Your Orchestra Teacher Never Told You About Double Reed Technique: The Oboe and Bassoon Player’s Guide to Dating Beautiful Women” drew enthusiastic praise from both sexes.