I'm a Cornell chemical engineering graduate, and was a technology developer for the petrochemical and refining industries until I left the corporate world in 2000. I now spend my time trading stocks, bonds, and options for my own account. I am also an internet dealer of rare postage stamps and an amateur astronomer with an observatory in the mountains of West Texas.
I currently help students understand fundamental analysis of equities and how to explore the use of Bloomberg terminals for doing meaningful research. I have always been enamored with equity research and you'll find my articles and comments reflect that. My articles are written such that both newcomers and veterans to a particular company will be able to extract meaningful information. I focus primarily on revenue stream analysis as it is the foundation for quantifying future cash flows. Expect analysis of large caps here, especially in the healthcare and technology sectors.
Focused on upcoming retirement (5-8 years from now). Seeking a portfolio balance of stable dividend growth stocks and capital growth potential stocks.
Health Care: JNJ, MDT, STK
Consumer Staples: MO, KHC, HRL
Consumer Disc: DPZ
Tech: GOOGL, AMZN, FB, MSFT, CSCO, AMD
Industrial: LMT, RTN, BA, GLW
Home Building: HD
FinTech: V, MC, PAYX
Financial: FRC, SIVB
I'm a writer for one of the country's largest pop-culture-type magazines and, at the same time, I am one of the world's worst investors. Did I sell an apartment in Manhattan's Flat-Iron district in late 1999, because I feared the Y2k problem? You bet I did. And so it has gone.
Even so, at the age of 60, I have managed to broom together quite a tidy little pile. And I hope to keep it. And grow it. Though I have my doubts, given my investment history, that any of this is possible in the long run. Or even the short.
Herein lies a chronicle of the life & times of my money.
I am a former private equity and venture capital attorney with many years of investment management experience as a sideline. I've recently retired from legal practice to concentrate on fund management on a full-time basis. I now manage separate accounts for a small group of high net-worth clients.
Full time profession: Self employed IT Consultant. Expertise in business analytics, financial industry.
Academical background: computer engineering, computer sciences, marketing management
Investing: Long term value investing within my circle of competence, i.e technology, internet and of course BRK.B. I mainly use CFDs .
My stock portfolio is most about trying to capture tiny slices of ownership in the dominant publically traded companies in the world (in most sectors and industries) and not overpaying for that little piece of future earnings. I want to pay at most fair-valuation (although sometimes I try for bargain prices) as long the company appears solid and I think the company will be around 10 years and more. That is what I found produce the best total returns. I am mostly focussed on mature companies that pay dividends, but I do make exceptions, for leading companies in some industries - even if their dividend yield is low. I appreciate diversification and risk-management by not putting too much cash into each stock.
My portfolio has a spreadsheet on http://tiny.cc/tarkin
I am a seasoned business owner with 30 years experience in the IT industry. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in economics, minors in business and computer science. I am a novice investor hoping in increase my knowledge and ability to invest wisely and produce healthy returns.