A graduate of Dartmouth College, I have extensive experience living and working in Latin America, where I witnessed Mexico's debt crisis of the 1980's and Argentina's financial meltdown of 2001. (I regret not investing every penny I could get my hands on in each of those countries in those moments.) I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to understand financial instruments and identifying opportunities for investment both at home and overseas.
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I am retired from Fresno County. I like to blog and comment on financial matters. I knew of the housing bubble in late 2005, way before Cramer. I believe that the central banking establishment set up excessive and damaging credit vehicles both for investors and for borrowers. Investors were swindled but no one goes to jail. Borrowers were given so much easy money that the loans themselves pushed the value of houses up to unsustainable heights. It is worthwhile to "fight" the lending abuses peacefully, with education and through legal means where possible.
I am not an investment counselor nor am I an attorney so my views are not to be considered investment advice. It seems from my understanding of the economy, that folks who fight the Fed are fighting a force that is powerful, capable of keeping interest rates low, etc.
It's been years since I've followed securities and presently do not own a single one. At the moment, the industries that interest me most are necessary household consumption. (Food medicine and Energy) The purpose of my Seeking Alpha interaction is strictly educational.
For whatever it's worth, I'm also interested in sustainable agriculture, alternative energy and social responsibility.