I'm just your average guy with no formal investment training, but have started to manage my own investments. I've been contributing to my 401k and buying some stocks here and there for years, but not with any real direction. In early 2013 I discovered SA and DGI, and decided it was time to learn about truly investing for my future, and not just guessing about it. I have been on that track ever since.
I'm a retiree living in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Early career was Director of Parks and Recreation and Athletic Director in Wisconsin and Illinois. Once in Arizona, I was in public works administration until retiring.
I've invested off and on in the stock market since the 1960's when in the Air Force for 4 years. Still learning especially from all the good authors on Seeking Alpha.
Have been an investor for 60 years. Last 20 years have concentrated on biotechs. Have been senior exec with Shell and ITT before retiring 30+ years ago. My working areas were finance, informatics and international management. Taught MBA courses in management, informatics and communications. Speak French and Spanish plus some German.
I am a software engineer with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I am most interested in technology and e-commerce stocks, but will invest heavily in other sectors as well! I will buy long, sell short, or trade options.
I am a recent graduate from Bradley University in Finance. I have been a active investor for the past 5+ years, and started my own company, Columbus Capital Management, 3 years ago. I am a event driven investor, which goes hand-in-hand with deep value and distressed investments. I have worked within the investment banking industry, specializing in distressed companies that are difficult to analyze.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.