Consultant in the economics of renewable energy retrofitting - moving energy from liabilities to assets. Passionate student of the business scene, particularly commodities, currently not an active investor. Author, translator, blogger. Trading experience is more commodities than stocks.
73 year old investor. I manage my own money and retired at the age of 50. I am well known by fund and hedge fund mangers around the world who communicate with me but I refuse to take on the responsibility of managing other peoples money which I am always offered to do.
I like a peaceful life with minimum people contact. I would not perform the way I do managing other peoples money. I started at the age of 13 when I received my first dividend check in the mail from shares which were given to me as a birthday present. This opened up a new world for me when my late mother called me to inform me there was mail for me and inside the envelope I found a dividend check. I have never looked back.
I occasionally trade long or short when I get bored and sense an opportunity to make fast money but prefer to not have to think about selling a stock. One of the reasons for my success is as Galileo said several hundred years ago "99% of mankind are fillers of privies". Like Jesse Livermore I know how to read the tape which is a lost skill. My net worth just in stocks is more then 8 figures and I started by delivering newspapers.
I read several newspapers including Walls St. Journal before 7:30 am. in welcome solitude in a coffee shop and I watch the market during the day without any noisy distractions such as a television with talking stock market empty heads.
My portfolio never goes over 8 long positions and I presently have 3 short positions. My long positions are large positions.
Marcus Hiles currently serves as CEO of Western Rim Property Services which is headquartered in Texas. He has revolutionized the real estate market in northern Texas. Marcus has emerged as a property transformation specialist.
My goal here is to learn and share ideas. In my current profession, I became an expert through trial and error, and discussions with peers. I am hoping for a similar outcome when it comes to investing. It all started in about 2008, and became increasingly more serious since 2012. I try to treat my mistakes and missteps with respect, and if I do not learn the first time - I can always repeat them! For that, I only need to avoid biting off more than I can chew.
My current non-cash positioning is ~80% in dividend/DGI stocks (conservative, income oriented), and ~20% high risk based on my visions of the future, where I let ideas and risk run rampant (solar energy, lithium miners, 3X leveraged ETFs with daily settlements, derivatives, and similar scary stuff).