Armando Alizo is a senior technology manager with over 20 years experience in the development of financial and trading systems. Mr. Alizo has a BA in Physics from Cornell University and an MBA from Nova-Southeastern University. Areas of expertise include: Development, testing, and implementation of trading and investment strategies. Technology and project management. Software development and computer operations. Developer of the Alizo Market Indicator (AMI). The AMI was developed in 2008-2009 to serve as a timing tool for Large Cap US stocks. Full details are available via the following link: www.tinyurl.com/aalizo
Hello SA. I'm happy to be a part of this great website. I have been a market watcher for many years, and have been a trader for 6 years back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. I have been a long-term investor since my early teens. I study and apply technical analysis, and I use common sense. I am a student of fundamental analysis, but I have a long way to go. That being said, I am very impressed with the trading style of some of the members here and have successfully incorporated some of their techniques into my toolbox. I hold a diversified portfolio of common stocks and mutual funds. I utilize many strategies at buying and holding long, and I have sold short as a trader and did fairly well with it. I endeavor to see the stock market in various ways. I study the general market outlook, but usually do not try to time the market as I believe that it's nearly impossible. I am holding issues such as Apple, McDonald's, Proctor and Gamble, Chevron, and Coca-Cola long-term.
Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move") is a situation found in chess wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not to move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that his position will become significantly weaker. A player is said to be "in zugzwang" when any possible move will worsen his position.
Mirko Consalvi (Founder and Owner of wikireturn.wordpress.com)
I am italian independent investor and living in Rome.
I have a strong interest in tactical strategies, and have developed quantitative investment methods through rigorous backtesting and numerical analysis.
I love to learn. Right now I'm trying to learn how to make the most out of a very small portfolio. My biggest inspiration is Warren Buffet. While I primarily try to be a value investor and look for long term results, I do not discount the power in technical investing.
In a perfect world, I think a value approach should be the method for selecting a company, and a technical approach should be used for figuring out when to buy and sell in that company.
I believe that investing can be simple. I do not think that means it is easy, but I think that once you have invested to effort to research and find quality opportunities, and have a systematic way to handle new information, you can simplify your investment process.
Doing the initial due diligence on a company would be similar to building a car, very difficult and time consuming. But once that car is built, maintaining it is relatively easy, and so to can investing be easier once it's established in a sound base.
**These views are subject to change as I read and discover more and more!**
In the early 1990s, during the middle of a secular bull market, I began work on "A Modern Approach To Graham and Dodd Investing," that was not particularly suited for the decade of the 1990s, but was ideally suited for the following "Lost Decade" of the 2000s.