Kohalakid is a retired precious metal wholesale dealer who has experience in most aspects of the precious metal market including coins, bullion, scrap and refining. I've done futures, forwards, swaps, leases and made and taken delivery from COMEX and NYMEX and CBOT warehouses in gold, silver, platinum and palladium. In almost 35 years, I've dealt with fabricators, investors, dealers, refiners and banks (domestic and foreign). Currently, I'm trading precious metal futures and options and doing arbitrage. I also post continuous buy/sell quotes on several NYSE bond funds.
Bron Suchecki has worked in the precious metals markets since 1994, when he joined the Perth Mint as an Administration Officer in their Sydney retail outlet. In 1998 he moved to Perth to work in the then fledgling Depository division. He has held a number of roles since then in the treasury, risk and governance areas of the Mint.
All posts are Bron's personal opinion and not endorsed by the Perth Mint in any way.
I am a MD in the Netherlands and selftaught investor. After 20 years :-) I am getting the hang of it and found that investing is simpeler than I thought although it requires strict discipline.
To be succesful:
1. accept and cut your losses when they are small. ALWAYS
2. time the market according to it's character; in a strongly trending general market follow the trend weeks to months but in choppy markets take your profits in days or weeks
3. trade what you see, not what you think, or worse what you feel! Or still worse what others say.
4. combine fundamental and technical analysis, price action is the truth
5. manage your money and learn the formulas for bet size, profitability and win/loss ratios.
6. record all your trades and learn from them, it will help you stay disciplined
Amateur investor going about 70/30 long/short with very long potential time horizon to 2040+.
Value-investor for long term positions, which represent most of my portfolio, but I also short sell overvalued microcap companies over very short timeframes (hours to weeks).