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BS Engineering University of Missouri - Rolla
BS Economics University of Missouri - Rolla
MA Economics Eastern Michigan University (EMU)
2/3 rds of MBA requirements EMU
CAS a.b.t. Harvard University
PhD courses Economics Boston College
Practicing micro-economist in Energy (natural gas and electricity) from 1972 - 2010. Ran my own consulting company from 1981 - 2010. Served as Expert Witness in dozens of regulatory proceedings in US and Canada. Acknowledged expert in the areas of rates, pricing, regulation, cost analysis and weather analysis.
Individual investor 1972 to date.
Atticvs (a pseudonym), has been an active stock market investor since 1980. For the past 10 years he has been managing portfolios full-time for himself as well as for family and a small group of friends. His investment returns have been substantially higher than the overall market averages. He is a strong advocate of fundamental analysis and discounted valuations allied to a clear understanding of current and future economic/business trends and stock market drivers. During a period of 25 years prior to managing investments full-time, he held senior finance, funding and mergers & acquisitions positions with NYSE, Nasdaq and private companies with operations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, as well as in the USA and spent extensive time working and/or living in each of these regions.
I invest in Apple stock exclusively. I got a VERY big core position (I wont mention how much in order to not create sarcasm and jealousy) and complete it with occasional in and out trades. I am also an expert in options trading So I can sell some calls for instance if Apple is overbought and buy calls when its oversold... I'm doing great
I am an individual investor. I try to limit my stock portfolio to companies and products I understand. I am a consultant in technology / Internet, so most of my stock investing is in that space. I believe in the benefits of combining non-correlating assets. I implement most trades through options, often LEAPS, with the occasional spread or straddle. I use Peter Hoadley's tools for portfolio optimization and options strategy. I spend a lot of time in Excel. I'm reading Graham and Dodd.
When not investing, I enjoy skiing and flying. I'm a private pilot, and glider pilot. I have two sons in their 20s. I live in a 1700s house that has a cooking fireplace, so I've been learning Colonial cooking techniques (pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothyshea/sets/72157621824250901/).
I learn a lot from Seeking Alpha. I enjoy the articles, and the diversity of comments.
Motto: I invest in undervalued (i.e. cheap) well-established companies trading at a below market multiple.
The companies that I invest in are large stable companies with proven track records. My goal is the highest total return possible with the least amount of risk.
Professional Background: I am a healthcare practitioner with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical sector. I have a passion for investing honed over the past twenty years through various market cycles.
Having built several software companies (most recently as co-founder and VP of Prod Dev at TimeTrade) I'm now a semi-retired investor and occasional consultant to early-stage start-ups. Largest position is AAPL, with 6500 shares plus an array of ITM debit call spreads.
A retail investor, mid 60s, retired telecom tech from a Fortune 500 company. My primary objective now is 'stream of income.' Conservative stock, select ETF, and CEF picks. Some bonds along with bond funds. Preservation of capital is a must. My overall portfolio is roughly 70/30.
Whitney Tilson is the founder and Managing Partner of Kase Capital Management, which manages three value-oriented hedge funds. Mr. Tilson is also the co-founder of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter.
Mr. Tilson has co-authored two books, The Art of Value Investing: How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market (2013) and More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times (2009), was one of the authors of Poor Charlie’s Almanack, the definitive book on Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, and has written for Forbes, the Financial Times, Kiplinger’s, the Motley Fool and TheStreet.com. He was featured in two 60 Minutes segments in December 2008 about the housing crisis (which won an Emmy) and in March 2015 about Lumber Liquidators. He served for two years on the Board of Directors of Cutter & Buck, which designs and markets upscale sportswear, until the company was sold in early 2007.
Mr. Tilson received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class), and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a bachelor’s degree in Government.
Mr. Tilson spent much of his childhood in Tanzania and Nicaragua (his parents are both educators, were among the first couples to meet and marry in the Peace Corps, and have retired in Kenya). Consequently, Mr. Tilson is involved with a number of charities focused on education reform and Africa. For his philanthropic work, he received the 2008 John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. He is a member and past Chairman of the Manhattan chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Tilson lives in Manhattan with his wife and three teenage daughters.
I have spent over thirty years in the financial services industry and I am the author of Dead Companies Walking: How a Hedge Fund Manager Finds Opportunity in Unexpected Places, an Amazon Best Book of the Month. Since 1991, I have managed the hedge fund Crown Capital in Marin County, California.
Background: Former securities analyst and brokerage firm owner and
Currently doing investment strategy consulting for institutional investors
Undergraduate degree from Northwestern, Economics
Taught Advanced Financial Markets Class at a University in Chicago
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James Quinn has held financial positions with a retailer, homebuilder and university in his 29 year career. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. He is married with three boys and is writing these articles because he cares about their future. He earned a BS in accounting from Drexel University and an MBA from Villanova University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified cash manager. These articles reflect the personal views of James Quinn. They do not necessarily represent the views of his employer, and are not sponsored or endorsed by his employer.