25+ years experience as an investor. Fundamental, bottom-up approach, research-driven focus; buy / sell; value-oriented; special situations; catalyst investor; expertise in distressed company / bankruptcy analysis.
I'm a rich private equity manager living in Barbados now. I live off Carlisle Bay. Its beautiful here, the scenery is great and the dolphins are very respectful.
I love nachos. I lie a lot, it's a bad habit but I'm trying to kick it.
The USA is in trouble due to a broken federal political system, corruption that is less sinister and more systematic, lobbyist control of everything, and free markets used as an excuse to make money off people's misery. Despite this fact, I want to survive and (in parallel) I want to see humanity progress so I'll just do my little part and hopefully I have some success. If anyone here is truly seeking "alpha" status then you are guaranteed to fail as it only happens to those not looking for it. "The crow doesn't choose the crow life, the crow life chooses the crow" -- The Lord Of Crows. I cannot help my cynicism but I enjoy humanist moments plus I also really like a good laugh since, as you may know, humor is one of the most important aspects of life.
I am a practical logical person with strong beliefs in reality and choose to ignore mindless hype of the market but simply look for truth, growth, reality, and vision in business. With a high regard to integrity, I look for upper management leaders with similar vision. I do my best to support them and their efforts.
To me, there isn't a fast money, there is just smart money. To be able to make money without tricks, schemes, lying is a great challenge that is certainty the only way to create wealth and keep it. If you don't believe me, just look at history.
I am a millennial and with a higher purpose I wish to do great things in the world. One day I wish I can create companies that can sustain it self and help man kind all in one thing. These things will happen with old fashioned mixed with future innovations. We cannot focus on technology alone but answers may come from going backwards instead of complexities. Being objective is extremely important to solving issues and creating solutions. The less political this world is, the better everything will become.
I am projecting that the US govt is near insolvent and that we will be facing a new Bretton Woods currency agreement bringing gold back into the monetary system in combination with a sudden fiat currency devaluation (across the board-most currencies) against gold over a long weekend or an outright sovereign debt panic by 2020-2025. The least expected outcome double digit inflation is very likely sometime in the future. The Fed PRO-POVERTY policies are going to crush the poor, fixed pensioners and lower middle class since disposable income growth is limited. Beware middle class and retirees your purchasing power will drop dramatically when everyday necessities absorb a larger % of your income. To spread the word to the brainwashed American drones that this economy is one big illusion ponzi scheme and you are infact broke. Issuing more debt to solve a debt problem is crazy. I am accepting nominations for those that played a major positive and major negative impact on our economy. Inductees: The Hammer Hall of Fame Bill Black Brooksley Born David Walker Ron Paul Robert Rodriguez Peter Schiff David Stockman Janet Tavakoli John Bogle Elizabeth Warren Steve Wynn ============================== The Hammer Hall of Shame Ben MadMan Bernanke Lloyd Blankfein Bush II Jamie Diamond Shaun Donovan Barney Fwank Dick Fuld Alan "The Maestro" Greenspan Tim Geithner Paul king Krugman David Lereah Angelo Mozillo Obama The NAHB The NAR Henry Paulsen Nancy Pelosi Charles Prince Franklin Raines Robert Rubin David Stephens Larry Summers Bob Toll Maxine Waters Lawrence Yun