Retired engineer, management consultant, doing what I said I'd do if I ever had the time.
I'm a new-ish trader, since 2007 when my IRA management firm helped me lose 25% of my portfolio, convincing me to do what I should have been doing, managing my own IRA.
It's a fun learning curve for me, learning all the things I didn't know that I didn't know, and s-l-o-w-l-y getting a hold on how to improve my trading performance.
I am also a graduate of a French Culinary School, a wine expert (wines of the world under $20 bucks), linguist (French, Russian & Spanish ) lifetime golfer.
I can also use all the help I can get, if it is available.
Mario G. Roberts’s passion for investment was primed after working in a finance firm far back in 2002. In the last 14 years, he has been an investment analyst committed to research and development of strategies that have been found resourceful and successful.
Author of Discovering the Pattern a book for investors interested in taking advantage if seasonal swings in the market to double their portfolio performance.
As a contributor to the New Low Observer (http://www.newlowobserver.com/about-this-site), we intend to give new insights on a low risk approach to trading in dividend paying stocks for tax deferred accounts. The New Low Observer (http://www.newlowobserver.com/about-this-site) is not intended for regular or non-qualifying accounts however, the strategies and stocks mentioned can be used for non-qualifying accounts with the understanding of the consequences of potential short-term capital gains as well as the need for exceptional documentation for IRS purposes.
I have a professional background of working with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Although I am an economist (and probably because of that fact), I am adept at being resourceful and thinking in a multidisciplinary fashion. For this reason, my professional experience only reflects a wide perspective that I have gained through the years and should not connote an air of authority.
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.
I am just a guy in my 50s. Pay no attention to my accolades or the lack thereof. Although I am not really interested in getting rich,...that is, I really have no ambition to spend money, I do, however, like to measure my grasp on reality by my (in)ability to beat the market. For a benchmark I simply use VTI and VXUS to determine if my slicing, dicing, tilting, ETF rotations, and stock picking add any value. My portfolio is humble but that is not the point. I live in the middle of nowhere in a desert oasis that is obscured from any traveler’s view by visible heat waves that blur the atmosphere. Hopefully my remoteness improves my objectivity.
Investor, trader, I like miner shares, gold, silver, uranium, rare earth, and oil and gas stocks, I buy and sell calls, puts, and like to go long stock, hate shorting stock, margin, naked shorting, and think they should be outlawed. I will short using puts to define my risk, and use option spreads. I also speculate in high risk, high reward bio stocks from time to time in addition to a core portfolio of dividend paying stocks, reits, and other trust funds and etfs.
Canadian Stock Picker oil and gas
SKO.VN STREAM OIL AND GAS MY 15 BAGGER COMING UP
TAO.TO TAG OIL HAS STOCK BUYBACK PROGRAM IN PLACE, PROVIDES 3 BUCK FLOOR