Bsc,Msc,PhD candidate UC Berkeley wrote first Fortran program in 67, start working as software engineer 71, Start own consulting company in 75. Expert in Software development, Executive in hi tech company listed on NYSE for over 10 years. VP and head of Engineering for software and hardware product development. GM of a business unit. Done merger and acquisition. Handles all financial and legal matters for own companies. bought first stock in 73. Expert in data analysis. Expert in trading options. Combine technical and foundamental research and real time trading data. Very conservitive with my investment with preservation of capital as most important for all funds needed for retirement but use options extensively. Has smaller trading accounts and trade daily and use weekly options most of the time. Has some very small accounts for experimental trading ideas. I believe in actual trading to learn and not just paper trading. I always try to trade with small amount of money on anything that I have not done before to see what the acture market is for that security.
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Late 30's investor trying to adopt the dividend growth strategy. I have made some poor decisions in the past like not staying completely invested. I am currently almost all cash and would like to slowly invest my way back into the market.
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Stocks: T CVX XOM BAX GILD AMGN NVO UNH BCE KMI RDSB SO HCP BNS TROW MA TRV PX BBL QCOM MSFT AAPL GOOGL JNJ GIS ADM PEP KO HSY MO PM DIS SBUX UNP UTX.
ETFs : XLE AMLP
Funds: VWELX VWINX VGENX VGTSX
I am a retired Registered Nurse interested in biotech and new technology.
I am the Delta Sigmoid (dumb sh__)
I have no idea why people "follow" me, as I know next to nothing, and what I do know is enough to be dangerous to myself and others, I am good at sticking foot in mouth, and sticking up for people, and once in a while I even amuse myself!
It's a good thing I don't manage my own portfolio, I have mad money to play penny stocks, more fun than gambling, but my penny stock picks suck too!
Good luck to all!
Now where's my drink? ;)
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I should brush up on my English and Invest a lot about things.
(intermediate of English)
(人´∀｀)．☆．。．:*･ﾟo((=ﾟIﾟ=))o＼＿ﾍ(･ω･｀o）Ｗｅｌｌ･･Let me think it over.*:.｡..｡.:+･ﾟ ゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:+･ﾟ ゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:+since 20years ･ﾟ ゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:･Could not speak English.( ＇ﾉω＇)ゞ*:.｡..｡.:+･ﾟ ゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:+･ﾟ ゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:Ｉｎ jipang+･ﾟ ゜ﾟ･*:.MALE｡..｡.:･
I live in north of Japan.
Can speak a few languages.(But,Now?)
My mother is live’ in North america whose name is J・Ｂ．
(She told me that "What will you buy? is the most important.!
When in Roma,do as the Roman`s do.etc)
A years before,My cousins of twice had came to my home twice time from states.&
I knew C・Ｄ is a my new cousins,& He had great experience in states,
(I met them & surprised they are Vegitalian"Becan?")
As a matter of fact,I thought infruence of FUKUSHIMA 3.11 or not?
They had many students,on of the University in states.
But,What a sham and bummer,I did not have enought occupation & revel of life & Health,
I just live in hokkaido`s Old shock with my Japanese father &
mother & brothers.
after that?about me?
I had "SINPIJYUJI" in my left & right hands,the meaning is a "Mistery Cross" as the
directly Japanese interprint,I guess.
The holder has good luck & Power when in many times of deisers & on the rocks,
& had helpfull from their inportant person`s.
Like a stegmata of the Juses,in his left and right hands on his Cross of
the Sholder and life.
The reason why,Their life is meant to be lived,hardly rocks &nuts,
human sins,happy & unhappy,
Stockatiel invests in millet related securities. Stockatiel reminds you to always conduct due diligence on any investment. Stockatiel may be long, short, or any combination thereof of any security, at any time.
I AM A NUMBER DUMMY!!
A term I use for the general public MIDDLE CLASS. We are the financially uneducated, unexposed to the stock market and financial investments. Most of us don't even know what the fiscal cliff is. One woman thought it was 70 ft. tall! WOW!
I for one, think we should start teaching our kids financial responsibilities in schools, at an early age. How about a REAL education for once.
Why we need classes like home eck is beyond me. Cooking & sewing?? Read the box & microwave it! I for one support a small tax on investment income to support financial education in public schools. Could help save America.
I'm coming to the game late, so I'm quite aggressive towards growth.
My thoughts on the fiscal cliff?? Shove ur scare tactics where the sun don't shine!!
As for investing, I shoot from the hip. I go with my gut. Common sense goes along way. I don't buy hype. EPS what? What ticker is that?
HISTORY; 20 yrs. prototype machinist. 12 yrs. construction labor, management, owner.
Current; Investments & gardening (yes, profitable..gardening that is ;)
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.
Finished CFA level 1 & CAIA level 1 in a breeze. Looking forward to CAIA level 2 and CFA level 2. Made top 1% on the Bloomberg BAT, but was a black sheep at my mediocre college, and I was foolish to let it affect me. (non-traditional student)
Hope to write some quality articles in the coming year.
I was playing with fire my first year in the market, using a lot of call options. It was easy to make 50+% gain in 1st yr, summer '13 to summer '14 (thank you bull mkt). This past half year has been a little rough; I wish I had acted more decisively on material information about the energy market and the movement of the Ruble ($YNDX is a favorite).
I remember announcing the probably course of events to family the morning after OPEC's Thanksgiving's Day announcements, and I regrettably decided to wait it through b/c our professors chided us to take a buy and hold approach, and b/c I had bought some quality energy names at very fair prices in October. In retrospect, I realize the importance of optionality or in a sense, degrees of freedom.
In this case, I realize I am too committed to a base scenario (energy stocks recovering in the next year) that has too much opportunity cost. If the price adjustment cycle lasts longer than the expected scenario, then I will be unhappy with the opportunities lost. An equal weight short position would have been an ideal temporary maneuver, expressing my short-term thesis, while not causing commitment angst in the present, hoping for the long-term adjustment to blow over.
I was entrusted with a fresh 100K family capital this past summer, and I plan to be more prudent and thorough (obviously with minimal leverage or derivatives). This market is a little dangerous with high debt loads in China, somewhat high valuation levels (horrible Schiller CAPE ratio, but not sure if that matters as much), and jitters over rate hike, Ukraine, terrorism, epidemics, difficulty of private sector adjusting to Obamacare, and possible fiscal & monetary stimulus tapering.
I think low energy prices is a great stimulus, but the possibilities of a perfect storm with semi-hard landing in China or Europe, a serious violent flare-up with Russia or the Terror War, and disease outbreak could somehow happen at just the wrong time (perhaps, right after a rate hike).
I've read a fair amount of Buffett. But I love the tech industry mostly. To humor Buffett (a tech dinosaur), I bought a tiny bit of IBM. It has been working hard to transform its whole business, and actually has some top-notch talent and product portfolios with a fairly conservative valuation. The market is probably right that is a long-shot that IBM will grow significantly again, despite its immense technology assets and partnerships. Recent comment: feel lucky to have exited IBM at a small gain; mulling a re-entry and annoyed that I missed the recent Google explosion. Google is solidifying its reach and ecosystem, but at steep multiples.
I've been away from investing for much of the past half year (now dec'15), partly because I was getting cyberattacks on my twitter account, my computer, and broker connection was being intercepted, which made me very uncomfortable. My car also very suddenly needed an engine replacement that same week, despite a thorough check-up a month prior. I'm having a hard time moving forward, after severe blacklisting after-effects, (too long & weird to discuss).
CAIA & CFA level 1s were super-easy even though I was underprepared. I look forward to embracing the challenge. I will end up working in Europe or abroad, if I have to. Lucky to get tons of invites from Bloomberg recruitment due to top notch scores, but haven't really applied b/c of crummy school issues. Plan to work on Wall Street Prep & hopefully some SA articles.
Dreamjob: working for a hedge fund focussing in equities, preferably with a multicultural bunch (I'm half european / half asian american)
Long-term dream job: top-notch hedge fund manager
My favorite time horizon: 3mo to 18mo, b/c best chance of having a direct connect with news & analysis. market moves too fast to be primarily buy & hold, albeit such a mid-term outlook forfeits the benefit of effective interest-free loan in the the form of deferred taxes (as Buffett makes use of) as well as benefit of a capital gains rate, but on the other hand, a mid-term outlook maximizes flexibility. I'm trying to stay more grounded in fundamentals, flesh out the invest case for a quite a handful of stocks, and balancing risks in wide portfolio. Plan to explore ETF's more.
Twenty years top tier international corporate finance. Had my own boutique in Houston 1982-88. Written up in Oil & Gas Journal as number 1 firm for oil & gas European capital expertise. Prior, commercial banking VP with NYC and London sovereign debt experience in Belgium, Norway Yugoslavia and (whoops) very earliest Greek Government loans. Also 2 billion in asset generation for Oil Patch companies with Bankers Trust NY from Houston base. Investment banking deals with Shearson include being prime architect of IPO for oil service company and well regarded multi year oil co. exploration Partnership. As boutique, architect of institutional $200 million exploration deal and $45 million oil co. M & A transaction. Held Principal securities license among others. As retired hobby enjoy writing options, most against portfolio or small universe of equities, occasionally rank speculative. Worst deal 3,000 shares of FTR got hammered, holding on (FTR still pays 5%+ on my invested capital.). Best deal, large speculative purchase of TEF calls just prior to their 3 for one split, ouch, commissions tripled, still doubled up.
1992-2006 Cape Cod commercial clammer (50 tons dug.) Slightly recognized/successful political commentary blog ending 2008 (called banking fiasco early.) One play produced, Arthur Miller attended closing and closing party, sweet!