I'm an invester and trader who combines a fervent passion for the financial markets with experienced trading skills. My business experience spans three decades and covers multiple disciplines: sales, financial services and management. As a small business owner and salesman on Long Island I successfully ran a home improvement company, specializing in extensions and dormers. In corporate America, I worked in the financial services industry at A.J. Michaels in Hauppauge, New York as a broker. In the property/casualty industry, I held diversified positions in New York, Virginia and Texas as a quality control auditor and as a manager for almost twenty years. During my tenure, I demonstrated decision-making skills, including the ability to recognize, analyze and improve performance situations such as loss control, loss adjustment expense, customer satisfaction, employee development and morale. My service culminated in overseeing the commercial property division in the State of Texas for a major property/casualty insurer before taking an early retirement in 2012. Born and raised in New York, I'm an alumnus of St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, where I earned a BA in History with a minor in Philosophy. I'm an active member of Our Lady of the Atonement parish in San Antonio where I am an altar server. I just celebrated my twenty fifth anniversary as a life member of the American Numismatic Association. An active blogger, me and my wife, Donna, have two children – Denise, who attends New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, and Erica, an aspiring writer and author.