I am the Chief of Operations at Wolfram Solutions, the consulting arm of the large privately held software company, Wolfram Research. I manage teams of programmers developing custom applications for business and, government, applying advanced analytic methods to practical challenges. I played a major role in the development of many of the financial features of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. I have been at Wolfram for over 15 years. My academic background is in the social sciences and analytic methods in the social sciences, including finance, economics, statistics, modeling, simulation, and operations research. I studied at the University of Chicago, both undergrad and grad. I am also an individual investor with 30 years experience, mostly using mutual funds and fundamental analysis, plus specific investments in the financial sector. My contributions on Seeking Alpha focus on the financial sector and monetary economics, and what analysis of those areas can tell us about other macro trends. I also discuss portfolio theory, formal methods in finance, modeling and simulation of financial prices and economic time series, government statistical releases, financial regulation, and monetary policy.
Late 30's investor trying to adopt the dividend growth strategy. I have made some poor decisions in the past like not staying completely invested. I am currently almost all cash and would like to slowly invest my way back into the market.
I am tracking my progress of my real portfolio at our blog http://findependence2030.blogspot.com/
Stocks: T CVX XOM BAX GILD AMGN NVO UNH BCE KMI RDSB SO HCP BNS TROW MA TRV PX BBL QCOM MSFT AAPL GOOGL JNJ GIS ADM PEP KO HSY MO PM DIS SBUX UNP UTX.
ETFs : XLE AMLP
Funds: VWELX VWINX VGENX VGTSX
Active investor primarily in the oil & gas, financial, technology and medical sectors.
My professional background is in economics and accounting, licensed CPA for 20 years, with employment as a utility regulator, private sector consultant and author on energy and other utility issues, including expert testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on natural gas pipeline economics, testimony before the United States Tax Court on pipeline economics, and testimony before numerous state utility commissions and civil courts.
Having retired from consulting, I reside on my farm in Northern Virginia with my wife and three middle-school age children (as well as dogs, cats, chickens, turtles, and ducks).
Swing trader , day trader, LTBH trader . I like to approach stocks fundamentally and technically. I enjoy high energy sports and am quite healthy. I own my own company and have 8 employees.
Primary Goal: RETIRE EARLY and travel internationally.
My equity portfolio could broken down into two separate entities. GROWTH and INCOME. With slow economic growth around the world, I am planning on funding my own retirement.