Whether people accept it or not, everyone has become a trader. An investment requires measurable risk, however those days are now gone. All asset classes are now subject to possible risks that by far occlude any certainty. Even the mere preservation of capital requires bold assumptions on inflation, deflation, interest rates, exchange rates, and, dare I say, timeframe. Hello probable risk. Hello best guess.
The purpose of trading is to profit from the difference of what an asset is and what it should be. The real challenge is not determining what it should be, the real challenge is in making a profit. Managing the exuberance, fear, and momentum is the art that makes all of the difference.
I am a personal trader who loves researching the markets and would do it for free.
My name is Andrew Jarmon and I'm a consultant in Los Angeles. I am a long term investor that waits for very specific opportunities to arise for the 3+ year timeframe. I also really enjoy trying to spot bubbles and market inefficiencies.
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I am a software developer specifically targeting financial software. This is something I'd like to persue further as opertunities present themselves. The beginning of the 2008 crash sparked my interest in Finance and I took econ back in school. Since then I've been learning all I can and am persuing a degree to become well informed on topics of investment.
Todd Woodside is the founder, owner, and webmaster for www.RetailInvestor.US, a do-it-yourself investing resource for individual investors. Todd has been investing in stocks, etfs, and mutual funds for over 16 years, and he is passionate about sharing his insights with other retail investors. Todd believes that DIY investing and managing your own retirement portfolio are the keys to achieving financial independence.