i am a small investor interested in bio-tech, bio-pharmaceutical companies. i invest for long term, do not trade in and out of stocks on a regular basis. i have been investing for almost 15 years and have had some very rough lessons learned but have survived and am doing better as time progresses.
Individual investor with particular interest in any company that is on the cusp of change--for the better. These companies will have at least several attributes in common: They are underfollowed; underappreciated; have a clear, stated strategy for driving profits; management and BOD are perfectly aligned with common shareholders; management team and BOD with a track record of rewarding shareholders; and have near-term catalysts that will have meaningful impact on the business. Simple, right?
40 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in business development and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of 5 technology-based business and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings. As an life-long investor, I've learned hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing. Later in life, I became a more serious student of investment and have advanced credentials in financial planning. Now, while I enjoy 'retirement' and remain active in a couple of very promising business development projects, I spend a lot of every day with the markets and enjoy the best investment performance of my life! Wishing you all the very best...
Part time individual investor
Focus on alternative energy and biotech looking for triple digit investments through stock appreciation or deep in the money options.
Tend to hold one stock at a time.
Lawyer and MBA currently working in statistical predictive analytics.
Currently investing CUR.
2013 stock invested SPWR.
I am a Master Engineer I/Scientist working in the Aerospace industry. My 401 K money is mostly in stocks via funds. I trade biotech stocks with my discretionary funds (in my spare time). I do not short, but I will take gains over the short term.
2013 Performance: Weighted average gain per trade: 15%; Best Single Trade: 157% (KERX); Worst Single Trade: -84% (CLSN).
2014 Performance: Weighted average gain per trade: 12.6%; Best Single Trade: 112% (ASPX); Worst Single Trade: -91% (AFFY).
2015 Performance: Weighted average gain per trade: 13.2%; Best Single Trade: 79% (RMTI); Worst Single Trade: -93% (UNIS). If I had closed out all my positions on 12/31/15, my net return since account inception in 2011 would have been -7.2%. Ouch. But I'm planting seeds, right? Time will tell whether they grow into anything.
Trader of equities and options for over 12 years. Proprietary trading strategy involving options and biotech with a very high win to loss ratio. SMID cap biotech. Passionate about science and cooking.
"Win or lose, everybody gets what they want out of the market. Some people seem to like to lose, so they win by losing money."
My area of professional expertise is automation of the medium-voltage power distribution grid.. My interest as a private investor is focused mostly on the emerging technologies of start-up pharmaceutical companies. I also try to be as well-informed as possible on overall economic and market trends.
In the first six years of my career I worked in drug research at Stanford Medical School looking for non-addictive opiate narcotics. That was long ago; a year before endorphins were discovered.
In my present work and for the last 30+ years I have worked in software design for industrial control systems and now both architect and lead major projects to develop next generation control products for the electric power grid.
I am an individual investor in a quest to minimize portfolio rotation.
I am agnostic in terms of growth vs value, but lacking the time, the resources and (most importantly) the brains, I tend to look more among the latter set of opportunities.
I am professionally versed in the European upstream O&G arena, but skeptic on its future (and optimist about the clean-tech momentum of California).
One could argue I should have an edge in European stocks: I am from Spain and based in the UK, but like Buffett says, it's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. So my portfolio is OW US and UW Europe.
N.B. If some of my comments are overly cynic, don't be offended, just an invitation to look after your $ more carefully.
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