Former Marine and retired Naval Aviator. Four years as an insurance agent until the 9-11 aftermath influenced a career change to pipeline construction safety. Other than my 401K, did not start investing in individual stocks until May 2012 .
After "paying my stock market tuition," I discovered Bill O'Neil's CANSLIM system and Investor's Business Daily. This was another learning period for me where I discovered one has to "watch his money" every day in the market lest it leak out of a "hole in the bucket." I also began to read dozens of books (many by the masters) on the psychology of trading, and have now shifted to reading about value investing and dividend stocks.
In March 2015 I cam across Jason Kelly's "3% Signal" system of investing. Jason is a contributor on Alpha and for those who may be interested in some of his works you can read about them at jasonkelly.com. I order three of his books off amazon and now have half of my portfolio invested in his 3% Signal system, and the other half in value dividend payers. I sleep sound and secure.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
Independent research analyst with MSc in Finance and Investment, 2 years of professional work experience and local investment advisory certificates. Currently looking for opportunities such as job offers, global collaborations.