I have always managed my portfolio and retired at 55 - as it turned out I could have done it 10 years sooner, but I was worried about putting the kids through college. Anyway, I don't need to be paid anymore, I just volunteer. Investing is my only paying job. I'm very interested in passive allocation strategies oriented toward non-correlated returns. But I still play around with some of my portfolio for fun. Active investing can be an interesting game, and money is a great way to keep score. While Seeking Alpha is a potential source of investment ideas (lots of sifting required), I find it much more useful in studying behavioral finance. It's very entertaining - tragedy and comedy almost every day.
I invest (technically) part-time, but I love the markets and immerse myself in them daily. I enjoy writing about my investment ideas as it helps me to organize my thoughts and I am happy to share if it helps others. I invite criticism as it will help sharpen my ideas, so please tell me where, in your opinion, I am going wrong.
Vijar Kohli has a decade of experience in the investment world. He is currently the Portfolio Manager of Golden Door Asset Management (http://www.goldendoorasset.com), a registered investment adviser, specializing in customized separate account management for individuals and businesses. Vijar Kohli founded Golden Door Asset Management L.L.C, in 2013 with Michael Ojo. We have over a decade of professional experience background covers private equity, real estate, investment banking, hedge funds, and wealth management at firms such as J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. As global investors, we analyze companies fundamentally to ensure a margin of safety to identify deep value. Most recently, Vijar worked as a Hedge Fund Relationship Manager at J.P. Morgan's Prime Brokerage Division in New York City. At JPM, he worked in groups such as Sales, Capital Introduction, Risk Management, and Hedge Fund Consulting. He was responsible for managing relationships for a wide variety of hedge funds and has a strong understanding of different investment strategies. Prior to this, he worked in a few bulge bracket firms (Citi, Merrill Lynch). Vijar graduated with honors from Seton Hall University where he earned a B.S. in Finance, with minors in Economics and Accounting. Vijar has a unique knowledge of the international economy, and also studied Healthcare and Economics at Princeton University in New Jersey. Vijar was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and was on the board of Development in Literacy (DIL) in New York. He currently lives in New Jersey and works in New York. Visit his site: Golden Door Asset Management (http://www.goldendoorasset.com/) Visit his blog: CareStocks (http://www.carestocks.com/)
Retired since 2002 at age 57. Investing since 1984. Long equities, never shorted or bought on margin. Biggest holding: Apple (since when Jobs returned to Apple from Next) Second biggest is GE for many years. Also long ABT, BMY, CCL, CHEK, CSX, CVS, CPG.TO, DOW, FLSR, GE, GILD, NCLH, RIO, RDS.B, SBUX, SUPV, RCL, TWTR, USFD, UPS, UTX, VRX.TO, V, WSP.TO, WBA.
I am an experienced individual investor who has been trading merger arbitrage stocks and options since the 90's. I am a writer with a Master of Science from Northwestern University and I truly enjoy writing articles about the stock market. I try to look for opportunities where the odds are in my favor and there is a definite edge. On Seeking Alpha my articles will aim to provide insight and favorable risk/reward for the readers.However, I am not an investment advisor so any recomendations or ideas I write about in my articles, blogs, or comments shouldn't be taken as investment advice. I recommend using my writings as a starting point to which you should add your own research or that of an investment advisor.
"Any time you make a bet with the best of it, where the odds are in your favor, you have earned something on that bet, whether you actually win or lose the bet. By the same token, when you make a bet with the worst of it, where the odds are not in your favor, you have lost something, whether you actually win or lose the bet."
-David Sklansky, "The Theory of Poker"
I am a computer software consultant and a University Professor. I am interested in numerical prediction and simulation of scientific phenomena, developing and studying computer algorithms and constructing computer imaging software systems.
I am at least a part-time investor with a strong interest in developing investment strategies for generating aggressive income over five to ten year time intervals. I am devoting more time and effort to investing and portfolio development.
Focused on upcoming retirement (5-8 years from now). Seeking a portfolio balance of stable dividend growth stocks and capital growth potential stocks. Background: Insurance Underwriter (Property and Liability) and University Risk Manager.
Biotech & Health Care: JNJ, CAH, MDT, STK, PDCO
Consumer Staples: MO, CVS, KHC, HRL
Consumer Disc: DPZ, MNST, STZ, SBUX, KO
Tech: GOOGL, AMZN, FB, MSFT, CSCO
Industrial Cyclical: LMT, RTN, BA
Home Building: HD, LOW
Financial: V, MC
Utilities/Telecom: D, VZ, T
I am a physicist performing systems engineering research on real-world data fusion problems. My PhD explored chaos, complex and nonlinear systems, and force networks in multiphase fluid dynamics using a bed of flowing sand.
Currently, my academic interests employ optimal estimation theory to combine multiple biased, observations of dynamic systems.