35 year "community banker"..."jack of all trades"...ops...systems...retail...lending...compliance...executive and board committees. No "specialty"...but very aware of financial services big picture and intricacies...experience in $14M to $60B asset range. Investment experience a missing piece...but working on it. Mobile Internet...Cloud...Energy (NATGAS-Grids-Battery)...Financial services - Regional/Community...any disruptive company themes. Now Biotech.
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
Mr. A. Paul Gill has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Lomiko Metals Inc. since June 2009. . He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lomiko Metals Inc. Mr. Gill developed significant experience in the strategic development of resource companies such as Norsemont Mining,Inc. (Bought by HudBay for $ 512 million). He has held the positions of President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Vice-President of Business Development of Norsemont Mining Inc. and served as a co-founding director. Mr. Gill has been a Consultant of AJS Management since March, 2001 and a Director with Epic Mining Corp. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Grenville Gold Corporation from November 16, 2006 to December 8, 2010
I am a wedding planner living in the Vancouver B.C. area who became environmentally aware as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf Region. I believe the world must end its dependency on oil and I look for investments that are home runs in solar, clean tech, wind energy and technology.
I'm a facilities maintenance mechanic in the San Francisco bay area working for a drug company. I LOVE to play golf and hope break par someday. I ride a Harley touring bike whenever possible and collect classic convertibles. Hoping to retire early to play golf 5 days a week. Never been very good at investing!
10+ years experience investing in every kind of company imaginable with a current focus on smaller market cap companies, especially those with interesting dividends. Here to post my thoughts publicly in order to help other investors and to gain valuable feedback from the community here.
My wife and I have been living full time in a motor coach since 1998; we travel around the USA chasing good weather and adventure. We also park the coach from time to time in order to jump on a jet for some foreign adventures. I am an independent investor.
I am an independent contractor in instructional design & development, organizational performance improvement. Presently a doctoral candidate in instructional systems, investigating performance support systems and mobile learning applications. I'm particularly interested in energy issues: efficiency, storage, security, sustainability, etcetera. In 2009 I completed construction of a LEED-certified residence incorporating SIPS envelope, geothermal HVAC, photovoltaic array, battery bank for backup power. I tend to be an early adopter but try not to be on the bleeding edge of innovation--I've found that being too early to the party can be as painful as being too late.
Co-Founder of WeGoLook.com-
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Engineer by background with finance, strategy, and investing "hobbies." Past experience primarily in demand-side energy conservation (Certified Energy Manager certificate). Drawn to new and improved ways of doing things. Jack of all trades. Aspiring energy storage expert. My goal is to never stop learning.
Aspiring writer, musician, entrepreneur, socialite, traveler, photographer, writer, investor, people-watcher, and purveyor of bright and shiny objects.
At the moment, I call Nashville, Tennessee home.
Past stints in Dallas, Hawai'i, Washington State, and Italy.
Old Geezer that listened to parents that lived through the Great Depression. Am a USAF veteran and proud grandpa of twelve grandkids. I am trying to learn enough to be a good investor and have met many great and tolerant (I ask a lot of questions) people here on SA.
Let's see, Veteran (Vietnam era), Commercial Artist, picture framer, industrial engineer & corporate executive (once upon a time), small business owner and operator, Ayn Rand fan, Libertarian (and no, its not a synonym for "Republican" or "Conservative"), and history buff. Serious investor, I need to earn money from my assets, and I'm of the age where I pull money out to help put food on the table. I like to fish, but just as with my investing, I am a "meat fisherman", I only kill what I plan to consume.