One of the many things that makes human beings so interesting is the variety of hobbies we engage in, from Pooktre art to taphophilia, to carving eggshells. One of the potentially more profitable hobbies -- if done the right way -- is stock market investing, which is my primary hobby. Investing in stocks can be highly rewarding -- or excruciatingly costly and painful. As Warren Buffett, the world’s most successful value investor, once said, “Investing is simple, but not easy.” It is not easy because we humans seem to have an innate desire to complicate it. Being capable of opening a discount brokerage account and executing our own trades is not the same as being able to effectively manage an investment portfolio. But it’s not that difficult. I manage my family’s investment portfolio. To help me do so, I spend a lot of time researching a plethora of investment topics, from behavioral finance to the MD&A's of potential investment candidates. I decided to record some of this research by writing articles for Seeking Alpha. I have been a daily reader of Seeking Alpha for as long as I can remember. The breadth and depth of authors represents an effective way to benefit from the “wisdom of the crowd.” I also find that the comments from experienced, savvy readers can be as enlightening as the articles themselves. I have bachelor and master of engineering degrees and an MBA degree. I worked for more than 25 years in daily contact with global equities analysts as Vice President Investor Relations for five different leading companies. If interested, further information can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnrlawlor?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
I am an individual investor and have been investing part-time for the better part of the past 10 years. As a 37 years old, I am focused on the long term and my portfolio is composed primarily of dividend paying equities. I have a moderate risk profile and I look for growth and value.
Technical analysis has been a solid method to determine true value of a stock. But you may ask how long does it take to gain profit? I will however show you a better method of doing so by increasing your chance of earning profit in a shorter period of time.
I am a retired veterinarian. I have been investing in stocks since the early eighties. During the earlier years of that time frame, I concentrated on small value stocks but now, since I retired, I mostly invest in large dividend payers.
Casual Investor // Former Employer, BMO Bank of Montreal - Asset Based Lending Evaluate actual performance of assets in relation to projected results and assist in the strategic review of current business plan. Work with team members in the coordination of and due diligence for various capital transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Expansion ( Biotech, Retail, Energy) Turnaround Acquisition or Buy-out // Current Employer, Kuehne + Nagel, (Logistics) Logistics Cost Optimization Smart mix of process, analytics and technology. B.A. Economics and Finance (U of O)
David Sims is the managing member of RidgeHaven Capital LLC. We prefer distressed equities and value investing. The firm was established to manage wealth with an eye on fundamental value, but also an understanding of technical trends and market behavior.
David is a Certified Public Accountant and previously worked as an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm, SEC Reporting Analyst and financial systems administrator at a small private company.
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