Not much to say: I am a retiree who can at last be an almost full time investor, not quite a day trader but a short term trader. Not because I think that this will make me richer as a "real" investor, that keeps it's long positions for months or even years! It's just more fun. A new position per day is healthy :-) Why "happyshorter"? I live in Canada, and the TSX contains a terrible percentage of stocks that pollute and/or endangers the native population's health (mining, oil sand), I never buy them but wait till some of those are ready to short. And then yes I am happy. Am I too pessimistic? I always do better when I short. But this does not mean that I am only a shorter, not at all. Very conservative with my RSSP, I love to risk a little more with two other not too rich accounts, one of them being in USD. Trading is not my only "hobby", I am a pretty good dressage rider, and I love gardening and caring for older persons. And as you can see, I love to write, even if English is only my third language.
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A 20 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in database development, IT strategies and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of several technology companies and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings.
As a long conservative investor, I've learn hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing.
Always looking for proven guidance.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Private Investor - Actively manage my investment and retirement accounts.
Trading Methodology - Always looking to hit home runs while slashing singles and stealing bases. (ie I look for long opportunities (GARP) and swing trade while following the major trend. Sometimes use options to gain leverage or safety.)
Trading Frequency - Yearly, monthly, weekly and daily. Differing strategies and time horizons for different stocks and situations.
Educated in Computer Sciences & Business, apt to academic styles.
Interested in ornithology and black swans, and complexity. Utilitarian.
Pseudonym A.K. is entirely for privacy, not meant to confuse people in Indonesia!