37 Years in the Food Retail Business was quite an Experience. Learned a lot, Loved working with the public, The competition of Retail companies trying to get their products on the shelves, The crunching of the numbers (sometimes almost impossible) to satisfy corporate! Can't complain, Enjoyed every minute of it till we were Bought out (unexpectedly) in 1995.i gave the New company ten more Years, Then said thats it, I've had Enough! so I Retired in 2006, started a small pet sitting Company. which I found to Be quite Enjoyable.(animals never screw ya...may pee on ya but never screw ya!) After paying Brokerage Fees that were Obsence I took controll of my Finances and now am a pretty active trader. I hit Road blocks like everybody Else But am Doing pretty well. Learned a lot in a Year and still need to Learn.....Two things I REALLY Need to Learn is Discipline and Reading the sec Filings!! I am an east coast Girl (Jersey gal) and Loving it. though one Day Hope to live on the west coast. my true love though is paris!! Been there six times and it's still not enough!! :) Happy Trading Everyone! oh p.s. Love Betting on the horses Too. went to the Breeders cup in 2011. See ya all at The market! :)
long time value investor. turned three 0's into seven 0's over buy and hold strategy. Retail merchant for 40 years. Strongly participated in birth of SKX ,SHOO, and many other success stories. Opinion respected by family,friends and many associated investors. Botanical garden with 7 great cat friends. Art and architecture student U of Cincinnati.Ancient /Medieval history major U of C. Avid rare gold coin collector. Life long Republican.
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Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.
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The name "Dutch Trader" refers to The Golden Age. This was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military and art were among the most acclaimed in the world.
Dutch ships hunted whales off Svalbard, traded spices in India and Indonesia (via the Dutch East India Company) and founded colonies in New Amsterdam (now New York), South Africa and the West Indies. In addition some Portuguese colonies were conquered, namely in Northeastern Brazil, Angola, Indonesia and Ceylon. This new nation flourished culturally and economically, creating what historian Simon Schama has called an "embarrassment of riches". Speculation in the tulip trade led to a first stock market crash in 1637, but the economic crisis was soon overcome.
In 1602 the Dutch East India Company was founded. It was the first-ever multinational corporation, financed by shares that established the first modern stock exchange. This company received a Dutch monopoly on Asian trade and would keep this for two centuries. It became the world's largest commercial enterprise of the 17th century. Spices were imported in bulk and brought huge profits, due to the efforts and risks involved and seemingly insatiable demand.
To finance the growing trade within the region, the Bank of Amsterdam was established in 1609, the precursor to, if not the first true central bank.
My background is Management, Economics and Law. This I studied at Fontys Business School in the Netherlands, with specialization in Banking and Insurance.
My passion is investing, writing, travelling, history, swimming, playing chess and enjoying my family.
I love to analyze companies and sectors and write about it. Main points of interests: China, Biotechnology, Consumer, Energy, Mining, Dividend, OTC Market, Food, Robotics and some other themes.
As an investor I have a bias towards value investing and the markets. All opinions are my own and do not represent the views of my employer.Valuation metrics play an important part of my investment strategies. My investment philosophy is Unloved, Underowned and Undervalued.
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CJ Brott, CFP – Entered the securities business in 1970 and became a shareholder of a privately held NYSE firm in 1974. During his career he has held the positions of broker, trader and trader/analyst. He founded Capital Ideas, Inc., a RIA in 1984 and is currently Chairman. He is a founding partner of Alliance Financial Group; a Dallas based Broker Dealer established in 2005. Mr. Brott earned the designation of CFP in 1982. He has lectured regularly and continuously on finance at Southern Methodist University since 1984.