40 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in business development and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of 5 technology-based business and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings. As an life-long investor, I've learned hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing. Later in life, I became a more serious student of investment and have advanced credentials in financial planning. Now, while I enjoy 'retirement' and remain active in a couple of very promising business development projects, I spend a lot of every day with the markets and enjoy the best investment performance of my life! Wishing you all the very best...
Close to retirement age but plan to keep working for some time to come. Have invested in stock market sporadically, mostly confused and scared. It hasn't worked very well. Have a lot to learn, learn a lot from many SA folks and enjoy the sharing here.
Historically about 60% invested (minority is stocks along with a lot of "other") with 40% cash. Aiming at this stage to put more of the cash to work, and since I'm underweight in stocks/bonds, am focused there, especially but not only DGI.
Expect that I can avoid taking much if any income out for 15-20 years (except tax and the RMD), unless something unexpected happens--not a long compounding period but better than not at all.
Jerry Chessler, General Partner, J&L Family Partnership. Prior to forming this investment partnership during his retirement a few years ago, Jerry Chessler was President, ParView: Co-founded ParView in 1994 to enhance the game of golf. ParView puts GPS and Wireless Communications Technology to work at Golf Courses resulting in increased profits for owners and quicker play with lower scores for golfers.
Prior to founding Parview, he served on the executive team of GE, Digital Equipment, and Comshare as he pioneered the development of the Timesharring Industry, the predessor to the current Internet and Cloud Computing.
"The only thing I know in life is that I know nothing". -Plato's Republic, (attributed to Socrates) "H'aint we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" -Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." TE Lawrence I have a B.S. in Political Science and Economics. I enjoy educating and mentoring disadvantaged & troubled youth. I've been involved in this for 8 years of my life and it's very rewarding. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading as many books on history, investing, and trading that I can get my hands on. I believe that to fully understand where we are and where we are going we must have a grounded understanding of the past. I would recommend reading Nial Ferguson's War of the World if you would like to understand the current world's political, and financial climate.
Following my own intuitions on investing, with a preference for the long-term horizon. Enjoying the SA articles and, particularly, the commentary.
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I am a young individual investor with technological and financial background (MSc Aerospace, MSc Finance). I work for a leading technological company and manage my own capital.
My greatest influences: Warren Buffett and Philip Fisher. I invest for the long term in superior businesses managed by outstanding individuals and selling at a reasonable price. Think big, think long term and buy the business, not the stock.
As of February 2015, I am long TSLA, NVDA, AAPL, SEDG, PANW, SCTY, PYPL, AL and GILD.
Past portfolio returns (US stocks, dividend payments included):
* 2015: +22.9%.
* 2014: +4.7%.