"One of a leader's most powerful tools is the creation of a good proximate objective -- one that is close enough at hand to be feasible. A proximate objective names a target that the organization can reasonably be expected to hit, even overwhelm.....” -- Richard Rumelt -- From Good Strategy, Bad Strategy, Chapter 7 -- (pg. 106) ... ... I aim to be successful enough to own a place like this: >>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/mxr97va ("An American Couple's Dream Paris Apartment")
I am a value investor interested in learning more about the market and various trading strategies. I have been investing in stocks for over a decade now, and learned a lot about myself and investing in general. I believe in individual rights and free markets (therefore limited government), but have been around the block long enough to know that capitalism is not perfect and the market is subject to corruption and manipulation. I also believe it is possible to profit in any market - the key lies in your decisiveness, risk tolerance, and time horizon.
Several books that inform my investment philosophy are:
1) William O'Neill - How to Make Money in Stocks
2) Edwin Lefèvre - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
3) Michael Sincere - Understanding Options
4) Benjamin Graham - The Intelligent Investor
5) Robert Hagstrom - The Warren Buffett Way
6) Ken Fisher - Markets Never Forget (But People Do), The Only Three Questions That Still Count
7) Pat Dorsey - The Five Rules For Successful Stock Investing
8) Heather Brilliant & Elizabeth Collins - Why Moats Matter
9) Jim Rogers - A Gift to My Children
10) Ray Dalio (video) - How the Economic Machine Works
I have also taken graduate courses in Strategy, Investments, Portfolio Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance, and Valuation.
Some of my favorites quotes:
when we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. -rachel naomi remen
the markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. - j.m. keynes
it is only by being bold that you get anywhere. if you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside. -richard branson
i have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of it. -richard branson
entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. - howard stevenson
don't optimize a melting ice cube. - kevin efrusy
the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - f. scott fitzgerald
the dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. - archibald macleish
it ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble, it’s the things we do know that just ain’t so. - artemus ward
if you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? the things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. - oliver wendell holmes
I have held several positions in corporations like Treasurer at Ares-Serono in Geneva (Switzerland) and Madrid (Spain), and at Cemex in Madrid. I have also held the position of CFO of Telefónica International Miami branch with broad responsibilities of the operations in San Salvador and Guatemala, and Director of Control and Budgeting at Telesp in São Paulo (Brazil). Since 2004 I work for myself.
I received a BA in Finance from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and course studies of Marketing and Finance under an Erasmus Scholarship in Worms and Mannheim in Germany.
Currently after finishing a Master of Accounting and Financial Management I am preparing for the CPA exam in Florida. I own and work for a Tax and Financial Services Company in South Florida. I’m very interested in all types of cultures and truly believe that markets can help to make a better world in all aspects.