I have been investing in equities for 30 years. I take a fundamental approach and look for growth companies that sell at a significant discount to their intrinsic value and that are largely misunderstood by the market. I run a company that sells equity research to institutional investors.
Demonstrated success is the one outstanding fact which justifies confidence in the outlook for any particular business, and thus the investor will always, as a first test for an industry security, carefully consider the results already obtained. John Moody
As an Editor on the SA PRO team my job is to help find the best content for PRO, to provide feedback and develop talented contributors, and to work with other departments to strengthen the platform.
I have studied to ply my trade in finance with a bachelors in accounting. In 2014, I developed an app to access corporate disclosure materials at the SEC. My grandparent’s home was filled with valuing investing paraphernalia and, naturally, I became interested in the stock market.
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I have worked for almost 30 years in the custody end of financial services in the Midwest USA. My interests are personal investing to earn income and prepare for retirement and more contribution to the church and society.
Retired for 7 years, AAPL Long for 15+ years. All trust and IRA accounts for my wife and myself are 100% invested in AAPL and have been for the past 10-12 years.
Thanks to Apple restarting the dividend program in August of 2012, our current yearly AAPL dividends > 3.96X(my pension+wife's pension+my Social Security). In the 4+ years that Apple has been paying dividends, that's amounted to a total of $1,525,849.96.
The only AAPL shares we sell are to meet RMD requirements of my IRAs or for travel, etc.
Note: The photo was taken a few years ago (late '40's)
No redeeming qualities what-so-ever.
Don't understand "the market" or women, but willing to learn( as expensive as it is).
Rags to riches story which indulges admitted failings mentioned.
Biz,Media BG. Entrepreneurial.
Veteran of every course,seminar, holy-grail lab, quack advisory letter.
Top Secret Military Clearance, but not vetted for financial stuff.
Unconventional options trader. Doing well when thinking freely.
I'm an individual investor. I manage my family assets. I'm a DIY kind of person when it comes to investing. I have strong interest in the markets and have been following the developments in the economy and the markets over the years. I've dabbled in trading stocks and options in the past enough to know that market timing does not work in the short term. These days, I operate at a portfolio asset allocation level, focusing more on tactical allocation of assets rather than individual securities selection. I'm very risk averse and thus gravitate towards achieving the best risk adjusted returns. I mix various uncorrelated strategies that are relatively low risk. More active trading is done on satellite holdings of the portfolio while the core remains invested. I strongly believe in the MPT and investing in passive index funds and ETFs. Only exception to the indexing approach is in the fixed income space where I look for alpha generating fund managers. I also believe in the Fama-French 3 factor model but I find myself just getting equities exposure using a SP500 or an equal weight index fund.
As president of TPG Software, my role is to envision and lead TPG Team to create innovative, trustworthy and efficient Capital Markets solutions in the following areas:
Investment Accounting ( FAS 115-2, FAS 157, FAS 161, Other-Than-Temporarily Impaired Assets Accounting )., Hedge Accounting, Derivatives Accounting, Fixed Income Trading, CounterParty Risk.
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Tales From The Future (tftf). I picked my nickname because many advisors and investors claim they can predict the future of the (stock) markets and somehow pick the winners. I don't. I usually do not engage in short-term trading and myopic analysis (quarter by quarter, without looking at the big picture). I like to work with long-term scenarios with a focus on possible disruptions in the technology and energy sectors. I look into value and contrarian ideas as well as emerging technologies and growth stocks worldwide, both on the long and short side. I also like to discuss the influence of monetary policy on global stock markets. I am fiercely independent in my investment research and therefore use the image of a lone Ninja. This influenced my investment principles for the past 20+ years: Pick your targets with patience. Do your OWN diligence. Never follow the herd blindly: 'Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.' General Sector Focus: Technology/Internet, Value, Disruptors, Energy/Alt Energy, Entertainment Stocks and Monetary Policy/Geopolitics. Geographical Focus: USA, Western Europe, Japan. Sector 'Halo' Focus Stocks: AAPL, TSLA... PS: Not a native English speaker. I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors.
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.
Carol Kong is University of Toronto graduate with a background in Engineering (Transportation and Infrastructure), and in Business. She is a part time investor with her core investing principles slated in a hybrid of growth and value investing - finding growth stocks at a reasonable price.
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