Just a lone investor trying to navigate the markets in a semi intelligent manner through self education and applied research in order to be able to retire at some point. I wish congress had term limits and feel that if both congress and all government employees were subject to the same retirement and healthcare plans as the rest of us, they might finally get fixed, I believe the uptick rule was a good thing and that split second computerized trading programs should be banned. I love quirky but well engineered products like Volvos and I own a "vintage" V70R.
I have been trading stocks for approximately 10 years. I started shorting REITs back in 2007 before the crisis began and now i am long gold and silver, mining stocks HL and TRX and short SPG, AGO and XLY. I am also short the Euro and Yen vs USD
RE attorney retired. Now receive more interest income than dividends. Began investing in 1970s with RE, bonds and preferred stocks; shifting to dividend stocks in 2010, 11 & 12. No mutual funds. No longer use options. Average 1 hours/day researching (reading SA) where ever I am unless market is active ... then more. Enjoy other hobbies more than investing, but personal management is critical. I am envious of all you young DGIers because of the opportunities out there and your ability to access them via the internet, and evaluate them via your computers. Ever do a spreadsheet in pencil?
Dr. Bob Rubin writes and edits Safe Money Products, a bi-monthly investment advisory and blog. He specializes in safe, profitable investments that may be overlooked by others. Bob has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology – including the psychology of markets and investors. He worked for a Fortune 500 company for over twenty years, doing sales, marketing, product development, and strategic planning. His work included planning and negotiating partnerships and acquisitions, developing new lines of business, financial modeling, and risk assessment. Bob knows how to plan and build a business, sell products, and make a profit. For the last ten years, Bob has been a successful professional investor.
Safe Money Products, written by Dr. Bob Rubin, is a financial newsletter and blog. Bob’s investment philosophy is to buy assets with both strong growth potential and limited risk.
In order to find these opportunities, Bob does deep research on both commonplace and little known investment opportunities among stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, commodities, and currencies, both in the USA and around the world. Every two weeks, Bob reports the most profitable ideas in Safe Money Products. Bob has found extraordinary returns for his followers.