Long time private investor now retired who spent a lifetime in the Financial services industry. My background and education is Finance and Economics. My interests are a wide range of nature sciences, new technologies, and classic cars. I couldn't decide what I wanted to be when I grew up so I did the next best thing. Stay interested in it all. My Investments are mostly long positions in many different sectors as the opportunities present themselves. In this current inflationary economic environment I like Oil and gas drillers, commodities and basic materials, rare earth element mining, Biotech (for speculation) and traditional Tech stocks (where I have a strong background). I believe in sensible speculation, investment diversification, lots of economic and new technology research combined with lots of fundamental company analysis to make my stock picks and technical analysis to help time good entry and exit points. I am a contrarian investor by nature that does not like to follow the crowd into the momentum even if it is likely to go higher. I mostly like solid companies that are out of favor with low PEs and are showing signs of break out to the upside. Then again I also like some speculation for start ups that have no earnings, with well funded good management with ideas that focus on targeted markets and are supported by good science.
There's an old adage : Teach a man to fish and he will eat for life. Updated version:
Obama has this rule for us to follow :
Give a man someone else's fish and he will vote for you !
Capital is fungible,when used properly it goes where it is best employed.
Fiat money in America is created solely as a result of the Federal Reserve system. Therefore it is totally accurate to say that the Federal Reserve system generates our most unfair tax. Both the tax and the system that makes it possible should be abolished.
The political scientist who authorized this process of monetizing the national debt and the monetary scientist who carry it out know that it is not true debt. It is not true debt because no one in Washington really expects to repay it, ever. The dual purpose of this magic show is simply to create free spending money for the politicians without the inconvenience of raising direct taxes and also to create a perpetual river of gold flowing into the banking cartel.
Each year since 1969, Congress has spent more money than its income. The Treasury Department has to borrow money to meet Congress's appropriations.The Congressional Budget Office web site's deficit analysis will show this . We have to pay interest* on that huge, growing debt; and it dramatically cuts into our budget.
Independent retail investor. Interested mainly in acquiring solid DGI stocks for the long term, employing a smaller portion of funds to higher risk/yield securities. Occasionally employ options to enhance returns or manage risk.
Finance division at the largest 5 diamond hotel/resort/casino in the world - Las Vegas Sands.
Here is what I usually monitor and trade/invest in:
AXP, BA,CAG,CL,DAL,DIS, EADSY,ESV,F,FCX, HD,HMC, JNJ,KO,MCD,MSFT,PG,PM,SWK,TM,V,MA,WAG,WMT,XOM,YUM and LVS of course, to name a few.
I have held several positions in corporations like Treasurer at Ares-Serono in Geneva (Switzerland) and Madrid (Spain), and at Cemex in Madrid. I have also held the position of CFO of Telefónica International Miami branch with broad responsibilities of the operations in San Salvador and Guatemala, and Director of Control and Budgeting at Telesp in São Paulo (Brazil). Since 2004 I work for myself.
I received a BA in Finance from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and course studies of Marketing and Finance under an Erasmus Scholarship in Worms and Mannheim in Germany.
Currently after finishing a Master of Accounting and Financial Management I am preparing for the CPA exam in Florida. I own and work for a Tax and Financial Services Company in South Florida. I’m very interested in all types of cultures and truly believe that markets can help to make a better world in all aspects.
Novice investor just getting started like the idea of owning gold but find silver more affordable and a better use for bartering. Looking to move 457 contributions to a investment vehicle that will keep up with hyper-inflation. Not sure of timetables but feel the sooner the better. Looking for ways to keep uncle sugar from taxing our hard earned cash that has taken over 30 years to accumulate. Need some help in determining which way is best? thanks
Marek Fuchs, a former Wall Streeter, is a journalist, book author and academic. Fuchs worked at Shearson Lehman Brothers before writing the "County Lines" column for The New York Times for six years. He wrote "A Cold-Blooded Business," a book called "riveting" by Kirkus Reviews. "Local Heroes," a book about firefighting, is due out in fall 2012. Fuchs is also on the non-fiction writing faculty at Sarah Lawerence College. When not writing or teaching, he serves as a volunteer firefighter.