I'm a final year undergraduate student at the University of Warwick and I have interests in Quantitative Financial Modeling, computer programming, pure and applied mathematics, statistics and financial trading. I have been working on a quant model which provides forecasts for stock prices on a daily basis. Check out my blog as I will regularly put up forecasts for stocks I like! ***Disclaimer***: All information provided herein and in all further posts is to be used for educational purposes only and not to be considered as advice or recommendation of any sort. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the forecasts I put up as the method I am using is still under development and testing. Consequently you should not base your investment decisions on these forecasts, and I will not be held liable for any losses incurred as a result of using these forecasts.
I am an amateur investor who writes quantitative trading models (hence my username) which deal mostly with larger safer companies and return over 15% a year. I invest partly based on my models. I also do qualitative analysis and make some investments based on that as well. If you are interested in my quantitative models please go to my blog at http://quantinvesting.wordpress.com/ If you are more interested in qualitative analysis feel free to look around my blogs here and on my blogs. Everything I write will appear on my blog and most of what is on my blog will end up on Seeking Alpha as well.
What I will write about:
- Analysis of specific companies and investments
- Personal finance and portfolio management
Michael Harris is a trader, book author, software program developer and blogger. He started developing advanced pattern recognition software for the benefit of position and swing traders in the late 1990s. In years past, Michael has also done work for a number of different financial firms, where he developed a bond portfolio optimization program and trading systems for commodities and stocks. Michael is also a well-known author. His first book “Short-Term Trading with Price Patterns” was published in 1999. His other two books “Stock Trading Techniques with Price Patterns” and “Profitability and Systematic Trading” were published in 2000 and 2008, respectively. His most recent book is "Fooled By Technical Analysis". Michael holds a Masters degree in Operations Research, with emphasis in forecasting and financial engineering and another Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Website: www.priceactionlab.com
I'm a professional swing and position trader using mostly stocks and some options. I author At The Money Charts ( www.atmcharts.com ) and contribute to Seeitmarket.com
Feel free to follow me on twitter or stocktwits @atmcharts, where I share trade ideas and try to hash out thoughts on the markets.
Roland Rick Perry is the Managing Director of Institutional Analyst Inc. (IA), an independent investment research and investor relations firm, as well as editor of nine industry specific investment reviews. One of the best one mile runners to come out of the Chicago area, he attended Southern Illinois University, Loyola of Chicago and UCLA on track scholarships, achieving an Olympic Qualifying time in the early eighties, right in time for the Olympic boycott in 1980.
Roland began his career on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) as a runner in 1974. He worked for a number of well respected investment banking firms such as Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, AG Becker Paribas and Drexel Burnham Lambert, prior to launching his own firm in 1995.
He is the founder of the Chicago Stock & Bond Club, Morgan & Weed and Blank Check Capital Corp., which recently participated in Wall Street’s first “Ultra Mini™” blank check offering, as President of Life Sciences Opportunities Inc., which successfully merged with Beverly Hills based “Dr Tattoff” the leading Tattoo removal company in the U.S., with over 250,000 treatments on more than 25,000 patients.
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I am a devotee of technology, data and education. I seek deep understanding in everything I do. I have studied sciences, computing, and quants. I apply a voracious appetite for knowledge to both my professional and financial life.
Remember Animatronics? How about Claymation? Ah, those were the days.
Wonky (adj.): askew, awry, unsteady, off-kilter. Like gadgets or stock markets.
Techwonk (me): someone who likes wonky stuff. A nerd!!!!
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We are happy to answer trading questions from new traders, but will no longer provide specific stock recommendations except to investors we know well. Please do not take this personally. It takes effort to research your questions, thus we prefer to discuss stocks with traders who we know are serious students of the markets.
Repeating our comments from October onward: The oil market is unpredictable at present and beginners should not be trading any of these: oil futures, oil futures etfs, oil company stocks, oil exploration, drilling and supplies, or companies with oil as a large contributor to operating costs (oil-inverse stocks).
Oil will continue to lead the macro direction for at least the first half of 2015. We do not expect to see the bottom for oil pricing until mid-spring, possibly summer.
The industry is extremely complicated. Therefore, beginners should be purchasing only good -quality actively managed funds or sector etfs, and investing using dollar cost averaging. You should not be looking for short-term returns; that is, expect to hold the investment on a multi-year basis.
We recommend that investors who are adding to existing positions consider using the momentum technique of "buying upward" on individual stocks as production increases, rather than the value technique of "averaging downward" since it is uncertain when specific companies will return to full capacity. Prices will tend to stay lower than last year as long as earnings are lower, for most stocks.
Index traders should become familiar with the oil futures prices and commodity charts as well as your usual trading indicators.
I am a Malaysian Chinese. I have been investing in the Malaysian stock market for a long time.
I was working in bank before I retired and became a full-time investor. I believe that fundamental analysis and technical analysis are equally important when investing or trading in the stock markets. My favorite mantra is: Never catch a falling dagger.
I run JayTradingLive.com where I host a live real-time stock market broadcast. I break down charts using technical analysis to find high-probability trade set-ups. This is a free website with lots of trading education.
Trained in Computer Engineering, and is a CFA charterholder. I have spent a decade working on embedded software for networking equipment, and another decade in private banking services.
I am interested in topics related to strategic and tactical asset allocation for advising portfolios of the HNW/UHNW size.
Rich Willis is the author of "Cognitive Investing: The Key to Making Better Investment Decisions." He has been studying markets and the investing process for more than 30 years. He has managed client portfolios and provided investment advice to individual investors for more than 15 years. He has taught investing classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Santa Clara University and had articles published in Forbes ASAP magazine.
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In September of 2008, Ben began directly managing his capital. Through December 2013, Ben has produced a cumulative return of 1353%, an average monthly return of 21% and an annualized return of 257% for Maher Capital Markets Investments.
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I started following the stock market few years ago.
After a couple of wrong bets and bad advises, I have decided to take charge of my money! Do some studies on the matter and try to understand better the stock market mouvements, in order to maxime my utility in each investments.
I'm an amateur, and doing this on my spare times only.
Retired after spending over 38 years in Insurance and five years consulting. I enjoy trading (and investing), as I maintain two active portfolios: short term trading and long time investing. I am studying more about applying technical indicators and oscillators, primarily Bollinger Bands, RSI, MACD; Stochastics, Moving Averages; etc. to improve entry and exit points.
I´m an expert in the development and deployment of statistical models and non-discretionary systematic trading strategies for trading currencies, futures, and stocks. I built and traded numerous quantitative models for hedge funds and energy companies in the past. I was quoted by the AUTOMATED TRADER magazine on topics related to accelerate of investment lifecycle. I hold a JAVA programmer degree from WIFI of Linz in 2009. I´m currently the Head Trader of Linz Strom GMBH in Austria, which manages a systematic proprietary trading desk.
With a couple of decades of experience as an option market maker and institutional floor broker on the trading floor, I have some opinions (not always right). I do have a decent grasp of options and market mechanics. I have lectured and consulted for exchanges, the SEC, universities, and private investment funds as well as taught courses in the financial field.
Working for a financial software company takes a good part of my time (Silexx Financial Systems, a financial software company that designed the trading/risk management platform, Obsidian, is a vendor-neutral stock, equity and option trading platform.)
The bulk of my time is managing partner of Kinetic Investment Group - a private investment firm. We have a great team of guys/gals and the products we are working on are exciting. www.kineticgrp.com
Of course there is a DAILY news letter I type up every morning before the sun comes up and email out.
Being neither a Democrat or Republican – I fall somewhere in the Austrian / Chicago School of Thought, some would even say more laissez faire. One of my favorite American historical figures is Thomas Paine. I like to believe that I try to measure up to Paine's quote: "The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall."
Also known as the Masked Day Trader on my youtube and stock twits accounts, i've been trading for a number of years now. I trade from in office in NYC. So far i have been extremely successful in my trading, after learning from my original mistakes. I hope to stop traders from making those mistakes when first starting off.
I've managed to outperform most fund managers, and i am confident my trading strategy will continue to reap me profits.
i average 1-3% a day from my day trades, there have been months in which my portfolio has doubled. My options trades give me 100-200% usually. i usually make 20% on swing trades.... hard to believe? look at my stocktwits for when i enter and sell :-)
I mostly trade based on technicals and price action.
Please Follow on STOCKTWITS for live updates, il tell you when to enter and when to sell for day trades, calls, and swing trades, LIVE.
youtube channel Marc Smith or look up Masked Day Trader for stock reports
I mostly trade in tech sector for now. i refuse to trade any biotech stocks.
i bought blackberry at 6.60, Pandora at 7, Znga mid 2's. Fb at 21 bucks