Swing Trading mostly tech stocks since 2007, with a critical eye to spot bs claims, and considering opportunities to short using short-term put options, with small account size < 25k. Goals: grow account size while minimizing risk using tech analysis to set entrance and exit levels, using candlestick and slow stochastics to forecast short term trading activity less than 5 days timeframe.
Investing for 25 years has given me many great and some painful insights into the stock markets. I have honed my investment philosophy in that time,and seek companies with the following:
1. High barriers to entry
2. Operating Margin > 10%
3. strong positive cash flow over multiple years
4. Paying a regular dividend, usually between 2 and 4.5%
StockMatusow.com Writers are:
Scott Matusow; Team Leader, owner and founder of StockMatusow.com.
Scott is an independent investor/writer/trader and team leader of StockMatusow.com.
He has have about fifteen years of stock market experience which include trading, investing, and managing his family’s trust as well as his personal account.
Scott has had the most success in trading/investing in smaller cap growth companies. Because Scott is not 'officially trained' in the markets, he see things 'outside the box.' Scott uses his ability to read situations and emotion, charts, times and sales, historical data, and macroeconomic and other market forces to predict stock price movements. Using these allowed for him to completely divest his own and family's money near the top of the market before the 2008 financial crisis.
Scott has his own online talk show which can be heard at www.scottmatusow.com/radio .
During market hours, we engage in talk about Stocks and Politics. After hours, Scott engages in a variety of talk issues from Poker, Sports, Politics, Current Events and whatever the chat room people wish to talk about.
Other places you can follow Scott are:
Kyle Dennis; writer, analyst, trader, website design, and team member of Stockmatusow.com.
Kyle has a Biology degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and specializes in trading the biotechnology sector.
Kyle has extensive experience in researching, writing, and editing articles that have been published in scientific journals. He uses these experiences to write and comment about the potential of various biotechnology companies. Kyle specializes in evaluating trial success, drug potential, and market valuations.
As an investor/trader, Kyle likes to focus on chart analysis and investor/trader sentiment to identify good entry and exit points.
Kyle can also be followed at www.twitter.com/kylewdennis @kylewdennis
Michael Kovar; writer, editor, investor, trader and team member of stockmatusow.com
Michael has spent over ten years in financial roles with companies large and small. Recently, he spent time in a consulting role with Thomson Reuters legal headquarters in Eagan, MN. He currently works in an analyst position with a healthcare organization. Since 2011, Michael has worked with Scott Matusow to help research and edit articles for Stockmatusow.com.
Michael can be followed at www.twitter.com/MMK_3399 @MMK_3399
I am an ex-con and a former heroin addict/carrier criminal. I've done time all over the country; from NY to CA. I've been in Attica with Mark Chapman and Corcoran with Charles Manson. After spending years in prison reading anything and everything I could get my hands on pertaining to finance and the economy, I decided that the real crooks did a lot less heavy lifting than I was used to, so I might as well give it a try - and now I trade stocks. I've had an inordinate amount of success in picking them, and I have an eerie ability to be able to call where a particular stock's price is going to by analyzing historical charts.
You can follow my trades throughout the day on Twitter under the pseudonym Lord Blankfiend.