I'm an unemployed Brit, living in France, and, being too "experienced" to get work as an engineer and too "overqualified" (no, don't ask me why this is a problem...) to be considered for any other role, I'm faced with trying to make a living trading, or just fading away into the twilight... Happily, previous experience (in a galaxy far, far, away, before the internet) showed I can pick shares and profit, even with the time lag of waiting for the newspaper, and dealing through a high street bank, but I'm a novice at new fangled stuff like options, so I'm hoping to pick up some tips from more experienced traders, and news in general. In return, I'm happy to offer my services as a polymath and natural born problem solver (I once worked in R&D/ new product design in 6 different industries/products, yet soon learned to beat the "specialists") so if you have any unusual puzzles (on any subject, really) feel free to ask. (but no promises, OK?).
There's an old adage : Teach a man to fish and he will eat for life. Updated version:
Obama has this rule for us to follow :
Give a man someone else's fish and he will vote for you !
Capital is fungible,when used properly it goes where it is best employed.
Fiat money in America is created solely as a result of the Federal Reserve system. Therefore it is totally accurate to say that the Federal Reserve system generates our most unfair tax. Both the tax and the system that makes it possible should be abolished.
The political scientist who authorized this process of monetizing the national debt and the monetary scientist who carry it out know that it is not true debt. It is not true debt because no one in Washington really expects to repay it, ever. The dual purpose of this magic show is simply to create free spending money for the politicians without the inconvenience of raising direct taxes and also to create a perpetual river of gold flowing into the banking cartel.
Each year since 1969, Congress has spent more money than its income. The Treasury Department has to borrow money to meet Congress's appropriations.The Congressional Budget Office web site's deficit analysis will show this . We have to pay interest* on that huge, growing debt; and it dramatically cuts into our budget.
My stock portfolio is most about trying to capture tiny slices of ownership in the dominant publically traded companies in the world (in most sectors and industries) and not overpaying for that little piece of future earnings. I want to pay at most fair-valuation (although sometimes I try for bargain prices) as long the company appears solid and I think the company will be around 10 years and more. That is what I found produce the best total returns. I am mostly focussed on mature companies that pay dividends, but I do make exceptions, for leading companies in some industries - even if their dividend yield is low. I appreciate diversification and risk-management by not putting too much cash into each stock.
My portfolio has a spreadsheet on http://tiny.cc/tarkin
I am a Managing Partner, IT. I'm an investor from time-to-time in the technology sector. I made good calls on Worldcom, NetZero, Blackberry and others in my time. I know people in the technology world so I get alot of input from the end-users of technology products on how these technology products are playing from the battlefield itself so to speak. That's my investment niche - technology.
Retired, tired, safety oriented elderly low income investor. Retired enlisted military. Have studied medicine and business and been an ultra conservative investor for 30 years.
Elderly conservative investor needing income from safest stocks. I also maintain an awareness of pullbacks with midcap stocks and, a somewhat higher beta like HRB (10% of portfolio). Finally, will carefully consider only a very slight % of modest portfolio in a growth stock with a horizon of 2 -5 years.
No option/short trading. I maintain a heavy emphasis on safety without a view toward "hitting it big". The bulk of my portfolio is and will remain in a company with a sustainable dividend, excellant cash flow, within recession proof industries other than high tech.
I suffered just one modest loss in all my picks. Being largely risk averse has helped me establish & sustain a 500K portfolio, while permitting me to sleep soundly.
worn out 123, US Navy-Ret., BBA
As a researcher and technical writer, I frequently write for SeekingAlpha where I present my bullish or bearish case on a stock that I own or sell short. I have worked in the Canadian financial industry (fully licensed, providing services to high net worth individuals and families).
My interests cover a wide variety of subjects and greatly influences how I assess a business. I use technical analysis, literary analysis, a computer scientist's perspective, an understanding of psychology and sociology, marketing, history, and more when making my assessments.
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