"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."--Frederic Bastiat
Steven R. Selengut, author of The Brainwashing of the American Investor: The Book that Wall Street Does Not Want You to Read, has been in the financial services industry for more than forty years. He started investing while employed in a life insurer's pension investment department. At age 25, he gained responsibility for a modest trust portfolio and began his trading career using the working capital model. Selengut's twelve-year adventure in financial services produced an appreciation for the Wall Street environment that helped him fine tune his unique investment strategy. The program's success propelled him into early retirement and a new career as a private investment portfolio manager. He developed a unique cost-based approach, with individually managed investment portfolios, low annual fees, and commissions to an uninterested third party. More information about his investment management business can be found at www.sancoservices.com or by calling (800) 245-0494.
Founder of BoatysOptions, an options trading newsletter emphasizing high probability trades and proper position sizing so you can day and swing trade options confidently and profitably.
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I am currently representing Ultimate Day Trader and the Day Trading Skills Contest taking place between Oct 1st 2013 and Nov 29th 2013, please visit www.ultimatedaytrader.com to register and sign-up.
I am a Financial Analyst and maintain my own Site http://www.everythingaboutinvestment.com where i put the articles regarding investment so that it can help each and everyone around the globe to get an detail insight into Investing and Investment.
I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site:
If it is easier, you can find my recent work sorted by country on this Seeking Alpha blog:
You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FrontierWriter
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I would like to thank Seeking Alpha's editorial staff for giving me a start in this profession. In particular I would like to thank George Moriarty and Eli Hoffman.
I will contribute still to Seeking Alpha from time to time as the opportunity presents itself.
The picture is a young man pole-vaulting a bull in Pamplona, Spain, as part of the festivities around the annual running of the bulls. "Play with the bull, avoid the horns."
Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com
I’m a swing trader of momentum stocks with a holding period of anywhere from a few hours to a few months. I run a number of screens to locate the strongest/weakest stocks out there, using technical analysis to determine my entries and exits. Trying to calculate the intrinsic value of stocks in my opinion is out of date and there is wisdom in crowds.I've developed a market timing system that determines when it's best to be long, short or on the sidelines, using a number of proprietary indicators based on many time frames. I believe that to have longevity in this field one must find ways to calm the mind and trade from a detached point of view. Emotionless trading will allow you to respond to what's going on right now in the markets, rather than reacting to daily fluctuations.View my personal blog http://zentrader.ca/
20 yrs in the USMC. MA international business and MBA. 4 years process engineer at GE aircraft M&I division. Now own a management company with 12 employees running dental offices. Managing doctors is like herding cats. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8) Second language Japanese.Photo is Upper Gully West Virginia white water rafting past pillow rock Class 5. OOHRAH
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In the early 1990s, during the middle of a secular bull market, I began work on "A Modern Approach To Graham and Dodd Investing," that was not particularly suited for the decade of the 1990s, but was ideally suited for the following "Lost Decade" of the 2000s.
I'm a working class guy in a middle class suburb of Houston. I'm really not anybody of extraordinary talent or achievement...just a high school dropout with an above average IQ who often makes bad choices and decisions for which I have to apologize and/or over-compensate. Yeah...I'm an American living the dream, baby...
My day job - I work in the pre-press dept of a commercial printing plant. I am an old-school printer who trained as an apprentice for years, through journeyman, to eventually become a master printer. Since the first days of America (Ben Franklin and all that jazz) young guys - like I was - have trained under mentors and masters to learn the craft. I am part of a dying breed of American...I actually PRODUCE something of value...
Printing is one of the few industries protected in the Constitution - Freedom of the Press - and over the years, I have seen what the press can do to promote freedom and change. I have been in printing for over 30 years...and as technology advances, I've been a web developer and publishing on the web since 1999. I am proud to be part of the legacy of tradesmen who provide the public forum for opinion among free men.
I'm a trend trader and momentum trader. My history of trading has taught me that my great trades only happen a half dozen times each year and make most of the money...and the majority of the time, I'm squatting and waiting for - who knows what. If I only trade during those high momentum periods, I often will only be in the market 12-16 weeks out of the year.
But by not squatting on my trades, my risk of events beyond my control or random catastrophe is dramatically cut. With that said, even though I like to sit on cash, if the markets are stable, I often use ETFs as places to stash my cash while I'm in holding patterns doing research and looking for high activity trades.
I see myself as a little dog who follows the packs of big dogs that chase and move the markets when they hunt. So when the momentum and/or volatility presents itself and the timing is right, I prefer options trades over their respective stocks or ETFs because of the higher reward for very short term trades.
I do alot of research - reading 10-K's until my brain explodes - and looking for the best of class within the best industries within the hottest sectors. I do use technical analysis to look for resistance levels - and seek out patterns over the short term (weeks or months) - but don't put much weight into chart artwork. I prefer to give short term weight to the fickle flighty habits of market and public emotion and trending patterns.
I'm most comfortable focused on commodity related - oil, steel, coal, precious metals, mining, farm, food, etc...and manufacturing - refining, heavy equipment, oil field and mining equipment, production plants, the stuff that builds the world - the sectors and industries where raw materials, ingenuity, craftsmanship, etc are used to create a product and value added.
I'm not turned on by trading in banks and financials, medical, pharma and research, high tech, airlines, internet, hotels and real estate, retail and consumer, blue chip stocks. I am turned on by small cap and mid cap, emerging markets, international trade, innovative passion.
Personal stuff...like most people, it's just alot easier if you visit my Facebook page.
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If you are a dirt bike kid, like I was and always will be, visit my web project.
www.texasoffroad.net - - We began developing the Texas Offroad Network as a volunteer community project in late 1999...the same year we created the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition, which has developed two offroad parks in Texas using the federal gas tax via the Recreational Trails Fund. The TMTC is a record breaking grant writing success story.
Since 1999, the TON project has provided free webhosting servers (currently over 50 websites) and message boards for almost all of the motorcycle and ATV clubs and offroad racing series (enduro, hare scrambles, cross country, etc) in Texas. Since each club controls their own board activity, our four Admins work with over 100 volunteer Moderators. We also support several non-motorized websites and projects...including equestrian and women's barrel racing...and the new Sam Houston National Forest trails coalition.
As the State Partner for Texas with the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council - www.nohvcc.org - I have enjoyed working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to help create an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) department, and create legislation and develop the Texas OHV decal program. Along with TPWD, I volunteer with the US Forest Service and the Texas Forest Service...and help with advisory boards and grant writing to provide funding for offroad park projects in Texas through state and federal grants.
Just an average citizen holding out hope that real democracy will someday soon come to America.
Closet idealist, and sometimes frustrated realist.
My simple monniker of Vote Term Limits is my small way of reminding people that Congress was supposed to be like Jury Duty. Serve for a couple years, then go home and get a job...OUTSIDE of the industries that you just served on committees, regulated, or passed favorable legislation for...blah blah blah.