I chose the screen name "Malkiel" as a sideways tribute to Burton Malkiel's beloved "Random Walk Down Wall Street". The book had been out forever and I found to my embarassment a couple of years ago that Mr. Malkiel was not only still alive and well, but young and chipper. I offered him some apologies for appropriating his name while commenting on an article of his which appeared in SA a couple of years ago (no response, so we are perhaps forgiven). This year I found to my surprise that I now have more "followers" than people I'm "following" (a scary moment which makes one start looking over the shoulder to see who's watching) and I didn't want any of them to do so thinking they might be reading the actual web musings of the esteemed Burton Malkiel. It is, alas, just a pretender...
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born : Nov.25, 2008
single and spayed,
got all my shots,
i like: walks in the park and squeaky toys., long afternoon naps, long evening naps and lying around.. and bread, any kind of bread especially crusty Italian paninis.... toasted please.
Always questioning, sometimes passionate sometimes bored by the process of investing.
Migrating from efficient frontier indexing towards value style individual stocks.
Interested in fundamental analysis especially discounting the residual earnings as espoused by penman.
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.
Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs. Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy. Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc. Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client. Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.