For nearly the past 29 years, X has been an investor in both the market and real estate. During that time, a spectacular investment portfolio has been achieved. X is now helping others achieve their financial goals.
I am a chemist by trade and an Austrian Economist by study and love discussing the capital markets and take a qualitative approach to global monetary trends and a technical, quantitative approach to trading. My current focus is on emerging markets of Southeast Asia as well as gold and strategic commodities.
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I am a portfolio manager with about 20 years experience. I believe in the marketplace as a beacon of hope for individuals to develop financial independence. I care not about the ego or fame. I wish to share truth in the new age of yellow journalism.
I have retired from a 35 years career in the semiconductor industry. I now have the time to do the deep research necessary for successful investing.
I freely provide investment information for friends and family.
I am a member of MENSA, which means precisely nothing except I wake up in the middle of the night doing pointless math problems in my head:)
B.A., Honors, summa cum laude. Ph.D. Financial Economics. MENSA. Senior Banking and Financial Law and Regulation Advisor U.S. Congress, retired. Investing on own account since mid-1960s. Published by J. Finance, J. Portfolio Management, Joint Economic Committee, House and Senate Banking Committees, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Library of Congress, US Govt. Printing Office, etc.
PhD in Computational Physics. Developing new models for stock trading (focusing on long SVXY). Predicting future accurately enough for trading purposes is surprisingly difficult... :)
Contrarian investment philosophy. I am in particular interested in undervalued technology stocks with multiple x upside potential and limited downside risk.
I am currently long $MSFT, $LNVGY, $INTC, $CRAY, $VRNG, $OCAT, $F, $TLT, $ALU and $NOK. $NOK (and now $ALU) are still the largest position in my portfolio, although I sold 70% of my $NOK position since the Devices and Services deal with Microsoft was announced. $NOK/ALU, and $TLT are currently my largest individual stock/ETF positions.
I also swing trade inverse volatility (long $SVXY) depending on market trends. I do not touch $VIX or other direct volatility products under any circumstances.
Additional disclosure: My comments, Stocktalks, articles etc are not an endorsement to buy or sell securities. Investing in securities carries with it very high risks. The information contained within my articles and commentary is for informational purposes only and is subject to change at any time. Do your own due diligence and consult with a licensed professional before making any investment decisions.
i'm a registered nurse, ex CPA, entrepreneur, small time investor
i made a small fortune in the computer business in the clinton era and lost it trying to open a chain of restaurants. so i've been both up and down... and i have no desire to repeat the down.
at this time in my life, i'm fairly risk averse - with the exception of some agressive investing. i have no debts. the house, car, boat, etc.. is all paid for. i am starting a video production business to produce test prep software with integrated video. i've got a small fortune invested in this, and i'm still building the studio. fortunately, it is all paid for, so i am fairly bullet proof and i've priced failure in my equation, so with this business - i can fail until i succeed. this is what the hard lessons in life have taught me. if your business plan tolerates no failure, you darn well better be 100 % on top of the market and your game. if it does tolerate failure, you have the opportunity to learn and improvise.
and so it is with investing :).