If I hated the poor and wanted to truly oppress them, I would be a socialist. Why would I steal from the poor when the rich have all the money? Registered Independent since 1988. Both parties have been taken over by the inmates. "I do not have a gentle heart" - Daenerys Targaryen.
GARP investing approach w/ focus on Gun and Healthcare Industries. Following: RGR, AOBC, KMX, IBB, VYGR, RYCEF. Currently pursuing an Economics degree at Harvard College. Researched the Healthcare sector at Merrill Lynch and previously served as assistant to Sensulin's CEO, learning venture capital series-funding and FDA timelines. NCAA D1 Swimmer, political junkie, burrito lover. Here to learn as well, please disagree with my opinions.
I am a value investor interested in learning more about the market and various trading strategies. I have been investing in stocks for over a decade now, and learned a lot about myself and investing in general. I believe in individual rights and free markets (therefore limited government), but have been around the block long enough to know that capitalism is not perfect and the market is subject to corruption and manipulation. I also believe it is possible to profit in any market - the key lies in your decisiveness, risk tolerance, and time horizon.
Several books that inform my investment philosophy are:
1) William O'Neill - How to Make Money in Stocks
2) Edwin Lefèvre - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
3) Michael Sincere - Understanding Options
4) Benjamin Graham - The Intelligent Investor
5) Robert Hagstrom - The Warren Buffett Way
6) Ken Fisher - Markets Never Forget (But People Do), The Only Three Questions That Still Count
7) Pat Dorsey - The Five Rules For Successful Stock Investing
8) Heather Brilliant & Elizabeth Collins - Why Moats Matter
9) Jim Rogers - A Gift to My Children
10) Ray Dalio (video) - How the Economic Machine Works
I have also taken graduate courses in Strategy, Investments, Portfolio Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance, and Valuation.
Some of my favorites quotes:
when we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. -rachel naomi remen
the markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. - j.m. keynes
it is only by being bold that you get anywhere. if you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside. -richard branson
i have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of it. -richard branson
entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. - howard stevenson
don't optimize a melting ice cube. - kevin efrusy
the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - f. scott fitzgerald
the dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. - archibald macleish
it ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble, it’s the things we do know that just ain’t so. - artemus ward
if you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? the things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. - oliver wendell holmes
Since construction jobs haven't been plentiful in Las Vegas, I studied information management at the prestigious College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. My previous financial background is in the field of hanging drywall, where I learned absolutely nothing about the concept of compound growth. I started trading/investing after taking a finance class and watching Mad Money on CNBC.
I am retired. I was academically trained as an Institutional Economist specializing in comparative economic sytems. I am very knowledgeable about the old Soviet style command economies as well as the various types of mixed economies that currently exist.
New to investing, reading all I can at the moment to learn as much as I can. Right now, I'm kind of a scalping trader, buy low, sell high. It's been working for me, for the most part. Thinking about retirement in near future, and interested in finding good growth stocks with dividend income.
Keeping the Investment Community Informed on Equities, Spotting Trends, Tracking Investor Sentiment, Creating Value and Profits for Investors.
Individual investor and trader invest and trade for myself and family members. Some stocks I hold long (trying to ignore noise), others short trades long or short, try to evaluate each for it's best potential. Have only been full-time 5 yrs...still such a tremendous amount to learn!! My father has been investing for 60 years and is (trying !!) to teach me as much as he can. If you were to ask me who i admire most in the world--it is my father!
I have so much to learn--and welcome any and all the help you can give me!!
I like tech stocks, high div stocks, MLPs, ETFs, energy stocks, foreign stocks (china, india, brazil esp), mining, but will look at anything that looks profitable....am attracted to high growth and small caps, (when appropriate), am intimidated by healthcare stocks, biotechs...so much can go wrong and i don't know enough about them..
Ok, sorry to ramble on.....
Long time listener, first time trader. I am new to the world of trading, but have been a fundamental high yield investor. This is part time for me as I have a full time position but hope to be liquid enough in the future to do it full time.