Retired from the U.S. Army on April 1, 2015 after 31+ years of active duty service. Currently enjoying the freedom of a completely open daily schedule, for a change.
I'm in my 4th year of "stock" investments. Seeking Alpha provided me the incentive and motivation to start investing in the stock market. It was a great decision. Seeking Alpha is required reading for me, both for investment ideas and knowledge as well as entertainment.
My Top 3 SA authors are: Chris DeMuth Jr., Bret Jensen, and Regarded Solutions,
My favorite pure commentor/contributor is: "Richjoy403". Check his profile page out for a real ride.
My portfolio consists mostly of long-term DGI equities with a small percentage of speculative stocks. I am working on my wish list of stocks I want to own once they reach my target entry point. All my ideas are rooted on the contributions of SA authors and contributors. To them I say thank you very much!
As a long term investor, I still hold a few stocks given to me in the 1960s when I was a kid. I believe long term fundamentals rule over short term headlines, especially after taxes are paid. The majority of my investments are long equity positions in widely traded mid- and large-cap companies. Value-based opportunities, especially high growth/low P/E equities, and long term opportunities caused by negative market overreaction are my favorites.
Analyst reports are helpful but I am sure to get research information directly from companies’ websites and earnings calls where so much more color can be added to the numbers.
I have been investing since 1984 and this strategy has rewarded me with profits and low stress from not watching headlines every day. My formal background is accounting and finance, with 15 years as a corporate Controller.
I am a retail investor and a career US military officer. I have a Bachelors in Middle East Studies and Arabic from the University of Utah and a Masters in Homeland Security and Geospatial Intelligence from Penn State University. I invest with a value approach and enjoy analyzing financial statements in my spare time.