I formerly sold capacity on a TransAtlantic fiber optic network. I have a MA in economics and passed several CFA exams. I divide my time between several European capitals. I now purchase and renovate apartments in Budapest's historic center. I employ PassivHaus techology in these apartments to maximize energy efficiency.
Camellia Capital Management is a private investment partnership formed in 2014. Its inaugural fund, the Camellia Fund, runs a long/short equity strategy with a focus on all-cap value investments. Its chief goal is to grow partner capital irrespective of broader market movements.
An individual investor focused on preservation of capital and generating dividend income. My strategy is to invest in quality, dividend paying companies, with simple business models, and, a long track record of increasing dividends. Like Nick Murray, I'm a believer in diversification, but not in asset allocation. I'm long 100% equities, all the time. I can live with any amount of volatility if I'm in quality companies. Since I live off dividends, the prices at any particular moment don't rattle me.
David Fish's CCC list is my primary watch list. The quality of the business model (simplicity, tenure), earnings track record and valuation are key principles in my book. Free cash flows and payout ratios are very important metrics.
When I first started investing in 1990, I gravitated to DGI - a book called "dividends don't lie" influenced me. I did not have a single losing position in 10 years. Then, I learned an expensive lesson in 2002 (60% loss of net worth at that time) when I lost my way and got into momentum/technology stocks. I lost track of understanding WHAT I was buying and HOW the company made it's money. I will never deviate from buying quality companies that have a long track record of paying dividends, at value, since I paid a high price to gain that knowledge.
A critical insight -- it is better to pay a fair price for an excellent company than an excellent price for a fair company (Buffett). I buy companies that I'd buy more of if prices were to drop. A second one, is to have a long term orientation (Klarman). In other words, buy and hold, allow compounding to work, and try not to "market time". SA DGI leaders such as Chuck Carnevale, Chowder, David Fish, David Van Knapp, Tim McAleenan, Part Time investor, Sure Dividend and several others have influenced my thinking.
It is not an exaggeration to say that SA has impacted my life. I'm a first generation American, and am very grateful for the opportunities provided by my adopted country.
35 companies make up 72% of my portfolio. In descending order of size - Proctor & Gamble,Johnson & Johnson,Verizon,Cocal-Cola, AT&T,United Technologies,Exxon Mobil,Diageo.Kimberly-Clark,Hershey, Kraft Heinz
McDonalds Pepsico Unilever Chevron Wal-Mart Emerson Electric International Business Machines Phillip Morris Cummins General Electric
Nestle Disney Microsoft Cisco 3M Helmerich Payne GENERAL MILLS United Parcel Service QUALCOMM W P CAREY Wells Fargo Archer Daniels Midland Oracle Apple. All but three are rated as narrow or wide moats.
The other holdings are mini-ETFs (for example, 11 REITS that I treat as 1 diversified company).
The remainder, ~14 companies, (examples include: Ambev, CAT, DE, DVN, MUR, MRO) are ones I will slowly sell of and re-invest into my core holdings.
As of May 1, 2016 (aged 57 years) I have retired and live off my dividends.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
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I'm a working class guy in a middle class suburb of Houston. I'm really not anybody of extraordinary talent or achievement...just a high school dropout with an above average IQ who often makes bad choices and decisions for which I have to apologize and/or over-compensate. Yeah...I'm an American living the dream, baby...
My day job - I work in the pre-press dept of a commercial printing plant. I am an old-school printer who trained as an apprentice for years, through journeyman, to eventually become a master printer. Since the first days of America (Ben Franklin and all that jazz) young guys - like I was - have trained under mentors and masters to learn the craft. I am part of a dying breed of American...I actually PRODUCE something of value...
Printing is one of the few industries protected in the Constitution - Freedom of the Press - and over the years, I have seen what the press can do to promote freedom and change. I have been in printing for over 30 years...and as technology advances, I've been a web developer and publishing on the web since 1999. I am proud to be part of the legacy of tradesmen who provide the public forum for opinion among free men.
I'm a trend trader and momentum trader. My history of trading has taught me that my great trades only happen a half dozen times each year and make most of the money...and the majority of the time, I'm squatting and waiting for - who knows what. If I only trade during those high momentum periods, I often will only be in the market 12-16 weeks out of the year.
But by not squatting on my trades, my risk of events beyond my control or random catastrophe is dramatically cut. With that said, even though I like to sit on cash, if the markets are stable, I often use ETFs as places to stash my cash while I'm in holding patterns doing research and looking for high activity trades.
I see myself as a little dog who follows the packs of big dogs that chase and move the markets when they hunt. So when the momentum and/or volatility presents itself and the timing is right, I prefer options trades over their respective stocks or ETFs because of the higher reward for very short term trades.
I do alot of research - reading 10-K's until my brain explodes - and looking for the best of class within the best industries within the hottest sectors. I do use technical analysis to look for resistance levels - and seek out patterns over the short term (weeks or months) - but don't put much weight into chart artwork. I prefer to give short term weight to the fickle flighty habits of market and public emotion and trending patterns.
I'm most comfortable focused on commodity related - oil, steel, coal, precious metals, mining, farm, food, etc...and manufacturing - refining, heavy equipment, oil field and mining equipment, production plants, the stuff that builds the world - the sectors and industries where raw materials, ingenuity, craftsmanship, etc are used to create a product and value added.
I'm not turned on by trading in banks and financials, medical, pharma and research, high tech, airlines, internet, hotels and real estate, retail and consumer, blue chip stocks. I am turned on by small cap and mid cap, emerging markets, international trade, innovative passion.
Personal stuff...like most people, it's just alot easier if you visit my Facebook page.
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If you are a dirt bike kid, like I was and always will be, visit my web project.
www.texasoffroad.net - - We began developing the Texas Offroad Network as a volunteer community project in late 1999...the same year we created the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition, which has developed two offroad parks in Texas using the federal gas tax via the Recreational Trails Fund. The TMTC is a record breaking grant writing success story.
Since 1999, the TON project has provided free webhosting servers (currently over 50 websites) and message boards for almost all of the motorcycle and ATV clubs and offroad racing series (enduro, hare scrambles, cross country, etc) in Texas. Since each club controls their own board activity, our four Admins work with over 100 volunteer Moderators. We also support several non-motorized websites and projects...including equestrian and women's barrel racing...and the new Sam Houston National Forest trails coalition.
As the State Partner for Texas with the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council - www.nohvcc.org - I have enjoyed working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to help create an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) department, and create legislation and develop the Texas OHV decal program. Along with TPWD, I volunteer with the US Forest Service and the Texas Forest Service...and help with advisory boards and grant writing to provide funding for offroad park projects in Texas through state and federal grants.
i am Greek American and i live in cyprus.
i am a financial analyst.
I have 15 expirience in European stock markets.
I am forex specialist.
I will give information for Cyprus and Greek stockmarket.
I will give the latest news on gas and oil discovery in Cyprus.
Cyprus from a tourist country is becoming energy country !
You contact me for investmnets in Cyprus !
i will provide you with many details for invesment in Cyprus !
I am a Financial Analyst and maintain my own Site http://www.everythingaboutinvestment.com where i put the articles regarding investment so that it can help each and everyone around the globe to get an detail insight into Investing and Investment.
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Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
Oscar has been passionate about investing since he was 9. He loves talking business, stocks and investment ideas with everyone. He sees the investment process as a life-long learning opportunity in a game setting.
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