White male baby boomer, married, with dogs and cats. I have had the same personal financial advisor since 2004, and you can't have his phone number so don't ask. I apply contrarian strategies, a strong respect for peak oil and for peak commodities in general, and a great fear of man's capacity to do massively stupid things with a herd mentality. I read Stephen Leeb and believe his basic opinions are accurate. I invest in equities that have intrinsic value: if a corporation's product can satisfy a basic need it is eligible for my consideration. I invest mostly in basic materials, precious metals, natural resources, agriculture, and energy. Most of my positions are international. I believe the American economy and the global economy are contracting. A few corporations will prosper, but most will fail. Successful investing requires that one recognize short and long term trends, keep nimble, anticipate what the masses and funds will do with their money, and figure out who will perform better than their peers in a sector. I also think some CEO's are worth following and betting on. I believe economics and finance are more about history, culture, religion, fundamentals, politics, and emotions than about mathematical models. The market is a complex system, too complex for mere math to characterize. I think charts are worth looking at, but there's more to investing than chartology. I don't invest in healthcare: too many trial attorneys. I don't invest in computer tech: most emails are a waste of time, and we should have listened to Thomas Watson. It is none of the government's business how much CEO's get paid. If the government wants to regulate the income of professionals, it should regulate what lawyers get paid. If the government wants to regulate a profession, it should regulate the practice of law.
I'm a Peter Lynch guy. I try to keep it simple, and "buy what I know." I regularly read Seeking Alpha, and comment far less than I read. I find significant value in the discourse that arises out of the articles. I used to post under "Tucker Kirk," but somehow "got lost" when I changed computers, which probably means I am not much of a computer whiz! I posted and predicted frequently on Motley Fool under the name "tuckman52." However, I now use SA almost exclusively as the starting point for all my research. I also invest in rental real estate, and have for many years. (Same for stocks.)
Tony Duffy....58 disabled, married, 13 yr. old daughter, like many concerned about the state of our country as well as our markets.
i had my fun in the sun when young not worried about myself but very concerned for my daughter and following generations
I am a busy surgeon with a particular interest in personal finance and investing. My father, a retired financial advisor, taught me discipline and the power of dividends and compound interest. I do not feel it is necessary to employ expensive, self-motivated brokers or managers to invest one's money.
Designer; Wife; Mom; and Nana (x2). Looking to expand my horizons (and absorb some fiscal & political wizardry) by hobnobbing with the brilliant minds of SA... The world is a complicated machine--I'd like to better understand its many moving parts...
Paul Fister, Healthcare Consulting, 19 Years Experience, Personal inerests include understanding Biotechnology Companies and the value they bring to the world to help people with unmet medical needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and Raised in Central KY, Graduated University of Kentucky, BBA Marketing Finance, Always followed in my mother's footsteps as she was a nurse for 34 years. She was always interested in helping people. I have been in Healthcare for 19+ years finding myself in positions of helping people and helping care provider's manage very difficult to manage patients. Interests in Cardiovascular Disease, Oncology, Hematology, Stem Cell Research and other healthcare areas.
The Mole (pseudonym) is a man in the know. I don't trade for a living, but instead work for a well-known Irish institution, heading a desk that regularly trades over €100 million a day. I aim to provide top quality, up-to-date and relevant market news and data, so that traders can make more informed decisions.
Visit The Mole's blog (http://www.paddypowertrader.com/blog/index.php/category/market-watch/).