I live in Manhattan, work too much and have little time to trade, hence downhill. Thinking of cutting my losses and rolling my IRA into Vanguard funds and ETFs. For now I'm in AAPL, TWTR, TSLA, ABBV, GPRO, HOV and VVUS. Mostly high flying losers! The heady days are over I guess. It's 2016 and volatility rules the days. I'm becoming a real sourpuss! :-(
Tracy Livingston, serial entrepreneur for the last 24 years. General Partner; Alohi Sun, a Hawaii solar developer. 9 years as founder, CEO, and Chairman of Wasatch Wind; a large scale wind energy development company. Founder, CEO, and chair of technology energy company Wind Tower Systems sold to GE in 2011. Prior CEO of Erie Wind Energy, one of the largest planned offshore wind energy projects in the world. Previously founded a renewable energy company with personal funds and a small staff to achieve approval of unique legislative and regulatory changes in Utah to develop the Spanish Fork Wind Energy Center. He changed the legislative laws, utility commission mandates, property taxation methods, and a very difficult legacy pricing structure. Further, in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition, his diplomacy and experience in local outreach convinced local citizens to become overwhelmingly supportive to create a proud success for Spanish Fork City; as the hosts of the western US’s only urban wind project and the impetus for the award winning documentary, Wind Uprising. www.winduprising.com He brings a unique skill set in negotiating power and interconnect contracts, permits, land use planning and zoning, finance, tax equity, regulation, and legislative lobbying combined with technical aptitude in project economics, engineering, cost structuring, transmission rights, interconnections, and energy markets. His visionary strategic and leadership skills crafted in the last two decades of building successful businesses combined with practical renewable energy project skill sets are the key ingredients for building energy companies. Tracy has also completed many funding rounds for his founding companies with successful exits for investors. As the sole founder of JTech Medical and Specialty Instruments he built the companies to greater than a 28% EBITDA cash machine. A prior limited partner at VSpring Capital and active member of Utah Angels, Tracy has provided capital and assisted as a Board or CEO executive to more than 15 startups. Tracy is one of those rare CEO’s with leadership abilities and visionary creativity. His Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, meant a career in the engineering of jet engines, rocket systems, and flight simulators prior to his entrepreneurial career launch at the age of 26.
Market observer with legal background and interest in financial services, physical commodities trading, shipping and irrational exuberance. Values entrepreneurship and good governance, may also use some behavioral investment/contrarian criteria.
Mike Merrill is a 24 year veteran of the wireless industry, and has worked with companies ranging from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to the NFL, MAXIM and Coca-Cola. He's the founder and CEO of Smartphones Technologies, Inc., and the author of "Leverage the Idea: Unconventional Wisdom From 50 Top CEOs."