I am an individual investor nearing retirement (within the next 10 years). My portfolio is diversified among a 401k, an IRA, and a retail trading account.
I manage my 401k by tactically rotating between a varying mix of stock and bond mutual funds using momentum and trend-following strategies..
My IRA is managed by an outside firm who maintains it in a balance of dividend-paying stocks and ETFs, with an overlay of covered-call strategies. A portion is also maintained in cash to take advantages of opportunities as they arise.
I manage my retail trading account trading options based on overall market volatility using underlying vehicles such as VIX, VXX, XIV, and SVXY.
A part time trader and market observer. I have found my market "edge" and became consistently profitable.
I am an avid reader, and familiar with fundamental and technical analysises and option strategies. However, the knowledge of "tools of trade" does not make me a successful trader. My serendipity moment: the approach of trading that suits me is to develop trading strategies as if it is a scientific experiment.
I enjoy the SeekingAlpha forum as many excellent contributors bring in thought-provoking pieces, which have made me a better trader through the learning process. I would appreciate comments from fellow SAs on my articles, instablogs, and comments.
I am a reformed MD, now with a finance MBA, and studying valuation independently by developing some conservative DCF models using FCF per share. You can make any investment work if you set a low enough discount rate.... that's one of the discouraging things about doing anything other than passive index investing. Forecasting isn't too accurate, those darn standard deviations are too wide. Margins of safety and alpha are rare and hard to separate from the noise.
Pre-retirement, relatively new investor. I've made a few brief forays into the investing world (mostly successful) and have experienced how the dividend stocks I invested in always kept me on top of the curve even in down times. Now I'm looking to learn all I can about investing, and am especially interested in high yield and growth dividend stocks for their income and reinvestment potential while also (hopefully) maintaining and growing capital.
Single male 60,retired for now,. IRA HOLDINGS: AAPL,AFL,,,COP,,KMI,KO,MO,NNN,OHI,PM,T,VZ,CVX. DGI HOLDINGS: GIS,HCP,K,KRFT,O,AEP,CL,COP,XOM,HCN,JNJ,KMB,,PFE,RAI,SO,SBUX,PG,,WEC,DUK,VZ,MMM,PEP,
EMR,QQQ,BRK/B,BMO,RY,BCE,UL,,VTR,WPC,WMT,BOA,HON,ADM.XLV DI HOLDINGS: COP,CVX,DOW,ETJ,ETV,JFR,MAIN,NUV,O,PCN,PPL,T,TUP,VKI,PGF,PGX UPDATED 3/15/16
I have a graduate degree in economics and have been doing financial analysis, business cases, marketing for 25 years in the telcomm and government contracting industries. I've been actively investing in stocks for ~ 25 years..
I am a chemical engineer with a MS in Food Technology and Economics. I am also the author of 2 mathematics books ("Arithmetic calculations without a calculator" and "Word Problems") and perform almost all the calculations in my mind, without a calculator, making it easier to make immediate investing decisions among many alternatives. I invest applying fundamental and technical analysis and mainly use options as a tool for both investing and trading. In my spare time, I follow Warren Buffett's principle: "Some men read playboy. I read financial statements".
I am a part time options trader specializing in swing trading equity options. I focuses on structuring trades to exploit quantitative models and technical analysis while taking maximum (not minimizing) risk and target 100% return on each trade. I has been consistently profitable in both bullish and bearish environments.
I earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. I also active as a Real Estate Broker in State of California.
Trading option is my passion. I love to read about stock and options trading. I also like to watching action movie or listen to soft music to relax.
Technical Analyst, Publishing Ideas at www.tradingview.com, Sep 2011-present
VP Equity Trading, Technical Analyst, Registered Options Principle, S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc., 1990-1994
Portfolio Manager, 1994-present.
Trading System Developer, Trader, Manager, 2006-2009, Futures Trading Systems.
Day-Trader in Listed Equities, 1997-2003.
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