Private investor who believes in doing his own research.
Believe no one, take nothing for granted, check it for yourself. If you lose your money following someone's advice they won't give it back to you - so research what you read for yourself, and form your own assessments.
Live in Asia and travel frequently in the region. Some background in engineering, programming and business. Loves reading on technologies, ranging from IT, military to agriculture.
Like to observe people, their social behavior, attitudes, belongings and attire.
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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I invest for a living. I like to collect data and graph it and analyze it. I learn math for fun.
I try not to become too attached to my ideas, so I like to imagine that my models of how the world works is populated by variables, not constants, that can change.
I believe that efficient economies are most productive and the most fertile ground for achievement for a people.
I focus much on cycles of various types, why they occur, their histories and the cycles most relevant to us now.
The most important non-religious book I've read is Strauss & Howe's The Fourth Turning, which may be more than 10 years old, but I had waited all my life for someone to write about generational cycles.
I was born in 1980, became fascinated with stocks when first encountering a book about Warren Buffett in a bookstore in Zurich in 2000. I have been investing ever since. I hold a degree in economics. Have been working in the banking industry since 2005.
My goal is to achieve financial independence through ownership of dividend stocks one can hold forever.
Just an average investor... primarily in American equity and bonds.
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After experiencing 2 bubbles in the past decade: tech and housing, I've decided to learn about the history of financial markets to protect myself.
So I've read books by Jim Rogers, George Soros, Niall Ferguson, Edward Chancellor, Nouriel Roubini, Reinhart & Rogroff, Harry Browne, Milton Friedman, and Paul Krugman.
I invest in macro-trends: commodity ETFs and companies, sector ETFs, PMs, and bond ETFs. I believe in Bernanke's ability to ride to the rescue and invest accordingly.
The USA is in trouble due to a broken federal political system, corruption that is less sinister and more systematic, lobbyist control of everything, and free markets used as an excuse to make money off people's misery. Despite this fact, I want to survive and (in parallel) I want to see humanity progress so I'll just do my little part and hopefully I have some success. If anyone here is truly seeking "alpha" status then you are guaranteed to fail as it only happens to those not looking for it. "The crow doesn't choose the crow life, the crow life chooses the crow" -- The Lord Of Crows. I cannot help my cynicism but I enjoy humanist moments plus I also really like a good laugh since, as you may know, humor is one of the most important aspects of life.