I have had a forty year career in business, banking and finance. I retired as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities and have managed our personal investments in retirement for the past ten years. I have a B.A. in economics and am a graduate of the Prochnow Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also was organizer and president and CEO of a community bank in suburban Chicago prior to it's acquisition by a major national bank.
I am a long only investor with a balanced portfolio of growth and income equities as well as a mix of REIT, MLP, CEF and ETF investments.
private investor....former student in bio tech ....interested in advancing practical and economical sources of treatment for human welfare with dignity an awareness . methodical research can be done with new technology with a much more efficient an timely manner...especially vaccines developed thru research more than a decade ago....Why an Who is creating the lengthy timeline to get these cancer vaccines to patients....We can send discover satellites to another solar system an RETRIEVE the DATA ! WE as a generation are mapping our entire solar system an beyond...OUR government has a duty to protect its citizens not only by man/made laws, but the very law of NATURE demands accountability from its leaders....I am saddened by their methods.!
I worked my way through school (as a cook, retail clerk, factory worker, computer support technician, waiter, counselor, corrections officer, and campus police) and earned economics & accounting degrees, plus some "certified nerd" credentials. (I was possibly the only accountant in history who was ever on a CERT/tactical team.) Became a fiscal analyst and college bursar; managed cash, card processing, receivables, and collections.
Semi-retired young and became a landlord.
Governments are in a race to devalue their currencies. A defense is to own the tangible things that people in any country must have: natural resources & real estate.
Strategist with a passion for leveraging quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify hidden sources of value. Short on a pool of biotechs. Competitive strategy consultant at www.qstatconsulting.com
I've held a lifelong interest in individual investing, personal finance and retirement planning. I'm an attorney who is transitioning to a career as a Certified Financial Planner. I am continually seeking to improve my knowledge with respect to estate planning, retirement planning, taxation, investing and finance; this is a lifetime journey.
I very much enjoy reading articles and comments from the members of the Seeking Alpha community; I think that there are many interesting perspectives shared here, and even some pearls of wisdom dropped, on occasion!
Sites that I read for retirement planning and investing info -- Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Fox Business, Businessweek, the Motley Fool.
Random bio facts...; Ancient Historian cum Oracle DBA/Linux Admin with excessive life lost to everquest finally turning downtime productive by playing the role of novice investor... in real life...
As a researcher and technical writer, I frequently write for SeekingAlpha where I present my bullish or bearish case on a stock that I own or sell short. I have worked in the Canadian financial industry (fully licensed, providing services to high net worth individuals and families).
My interests cover a wide variety of subjects and greatly influences how I assess a business. I use technical analysis, literary analysis, a computer scientist's perspective, an understanding of psychology and sociology, marketing, history, and more when making my assessments.
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