Following financial markets for more than 15 years, focused on the US equity markets, emerging growth and technology.
Main areas of focus are: portfolio management, behavioral finance, new technologies and emerging companies/sectors, initial public offerings and venture capital.
Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding and a financial holding company. It is a financial institution, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, corporations and governments with a range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Through its banking subsidiaries and various non-banking subsidiaries, it provides a range of banking and non-banking financial services and products through six business segments: Deposits, Global Card Services, Home Loans & Insurance, Global Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets and Global Wealth & Investment Management. In June 2011, it sold Balboa Insurance Company. On September 29, 2011, it ceased to be a substantial holder in Bow Energy Limited. On November 24, 2011, it announced that Bank of America Corporation ceased to be a substantial holder in the Company. In December 2011, its Bank of America Merrill Lynch closed its private banking unit in Brazil.
I have 9 years of professional public equity and private equity experience, but I've covered and invested in stocks my whole life. Areas of focus: small/micro cap, spinoffs, value stocks, and special situations.
Would love to meet other like-minded investors!
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I am a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959, a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion sporting an upturned collar, shirt cuffs and a string tie. I was voiced by Daws Butler, and am best known for my famous catchphrase, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!"
I'm a no one, but I might not be forever. Currently in school studying Biology with the aspiration to become a doctor. We'll see...but hard work usually pays out what is put in.
I look at investing through both momentum--confirmations coming through numerous TA signals--and fundamentals. Benjamin Graham's "The Intelligent Investor" is a perfect guide for identifying value, but as I have learned, value alone is not enough. I could find an enormous number of value stocks with the simplest of stock screeners, invest in them, and come away with nothing to show for it. As far as I can tell, it takes a keen mind to identify excellent opportunities; understanding the fundamentals of a company, security analysis, governmental policies, monetary policies, foreign exchange rates, the behavior of major financial institutions, the behavior of individual investors, world events, a company's competitors, and a sound understanding--and appreciation of--technical analysis must be at least understood and appreciated before taking a strong stance in a company. Even then, with all of that information, it is very possible--actually it is probable--that there are factors that either you have overlooked or were not aware of.
My goal is to learn everything I can about, well, everything as it relates to investing.