Mihai Radu, MBA, MSc, CSC Capital markets professional - 20 years of experience in Eastern Europe and North American markets; being lucky to be trained very early in my career by Merrill Lynch. - Investment Manager of pension funds, private debt funds and hedge fund. - Research/Investment analyst - Equities trader - Forex trader - Commodities trader I am a strong believer in long term cycles and I tend to be a Contrarian/Value type of Investor. My investment horizons, usually range from 3 to 6 months, but there are exceptions of as little as 1 month or as long as a year. The usual investment vehicles that I use are stocks, bonds, ETFs, currencies, REITs, both LONG and SHORT. Some of my customers include: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, RBC, BNY, BMO, ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch and ING. Average Annualized Return: 15.99% over the last 18 years (CAD). invited as a guest speaker at several investment conferences.
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."--Frederic Bastiat
Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com
I own a couple of private companies in Idaho and invest in the high quality public companies when their stocks get cheap. Many of my friends and family asked me for stock advice so I started a website where anyone can see my portolios and follow along. I love to make money but hate to risk it so my picks are usually pretty low risk and since I wait for cheap prices I feel the risk is very minimal. I do the research and read the finiancial statements to determine if a company is safe and viable. Check it out, I have free newsletters posted on the site with small bits of investing tips.
Brian Zen is Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Zenway.com (http://zenway.com) Inc., a New York-based registered investment advisory firm. He also serves as Director of Research at Superinvestor.net (http://www.superinvestor.net/), a collaborative research co-op for investment analysts/advisors, next-generation superinvestor-kids and their parents. Previously, he served as Vice President at JPMorgan Chase and Janney Montgomery Scott. Brian holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)® charter and a Master of Business Administration degree in financial accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, where he graduated suma cum lauda. He graduated from the executive program in value investing at Columbia Business School and taught investment analysis at St. John's University. Visit: Zenway (http://zenway.com).
Currently studying the ACA in the UK but ultimately want to end up in some sort of fund management/trading/fixed income/equities research, with the eventual goal of having enough capital to trade the markets for a living.
Likes to take a marco/fundamental view as in my opinion these are the most predictable yet most often ignored drivers of trends.
Have invested in equities for 3-4 years now, mainly in small-caps/AIM shares as there are some great bargains currently.
Accountancy is pretty boring but it definitely taught me the basis of finance, enabling me to read up more on my own. Just wanting to qualify and move to something I find genuinely interested in.
If anyone is interested in hiring an aspiring analyst/trader you're more than welcome to give me a pm :)
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Background: Former securities analyst and brokerage firm owner and
Currently doing investment strategy consulting for institutional investors
Undergraduate degree from Northwestern, Economics
Taught Advanced Financial Markets Class at a University in Chicago
In to Yoga.
Let me give you some numbers about the US Economy :
Domestic debt at 400% of GDP 70%of the Economy is Consumption based with borrowed money , Now you understand why I am bearish ....I let you imagine the outcome of this debt based casino economy ....join me on my blogs meanwhile :
Lawrence G. McDonald has written a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, with Patrick Robinson, the #1 New York Times best selling author of Lone Survivor.
“A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers,” is being published by Random House and will be on the shelves in stores 7/21/09. Currently, Lawrence is a Managing Director at Pangea Capital Management LP.
At Lehman Brothers
From July 2004 through September 2008, Lawrence G. McDonald was a Vice President of Distressed Debt and Convertible Securities Trading at Lehman Brothers. He ran an extremely successful joint venture between the firm’s fixed income and equity divisions. He was the most profitable trader on the convertible securities desk 2006 and 2007.
The Subprime Implosion
In early 2006, Lawrence was part of a faction that called the subprime crisis, then he made over $46 million for the firm during its implosion. Mr. McDonald was highly regarded as one of the most consistently profitable traders at Lehman with over $83 million in trading profits during his time with the firm.
More interestingly, Lawrence McDonald was an integral part of a faction within Lehman Brothers that passionately tried in vain to stop the firm from heading down the road to destruction. Likewise, he also worked closely with Lehman’s credit derivatives team and saw first-hand the design and construction of what Warren Buffett termed as “Wall Street’s financial weapons of mass destruction.”
I am retired. I was academically trained as an Institutional Economist specializing in comparative economic sytems. I am very knowledgeable about the old Soviet style command economies as well as the various types of mixed economies that currently exist.
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