I am retired from international and investment banking. I have over 40 year experience in international commerce, foreign exchange, money markets, fixed income securities trading, securities financing, asset/ liability management, balance sheet planning before and after the Basel accords, risk management, audit, operations. I worked in Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, London, and the longest time, in Chicago and New York. I am now a private small scale equity trader and like to keep abreast of the market sentiments. I am looking for quality input on SA and usually find excellent comments on the technical and business specific side of things. Unfortunately I find many misconceptions on how the general market works, balance sheet mechanics, hedging, the responsibilities of market participants etc. Btw: my handle is the German word for Steam Engine, therefore please do not abbreviate!
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Martin Vlcek is a full-time investor and analyst who has been actively investing and managing money for more than 15 years. Martin has an Economics degree. Martin’s investment philosophy is to hold a truly diversified portfolio of investments across asset classes with low or negative correlation and a positive carry if possible. His primary stock investment focus is on undervalued small-cap stocks with favorable risk-to-reward ratio and upcoming catalysts.
Martin became a full-time investor and money manager after a 15-year career in online marketing where he was one of the pioneers of the pay-per-click search. Martin later held managerial positions at several Fortune 500 companies and also managed his own startup company.
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I work as a Senior Associate in a Top 20 CPA and Business Advisory firm. My area of specialty is enterprise cloud software, though I have an extensive professional background in the retail and hospitality industries as well. I have been investing for over 20 years with the primary goals of a comfortable early retirement and philanthropic endeavors.
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I am a part time investor focused on equities. My investing strategy is based on intensive research and investing for long term, both on the long and short side. I am currently Mechanical Engineering student from University of Calgary.
Former Electrical Engineer for the Bell system. Just looking to maximize my retirement income by selecting under valued stocks that are likely to realize large upward movement in a short period of time.