Retired,65 years old. Married,2 kids. Hobbies:Golfing,Fishing. Novice direct investor. Live in Western Canada 45 year background in marketing plant control systems/instrumentation to varied industries including Oil/Gas,Heavy Oil/Oils sands/SAGD, Petrochemicals.Water/Sewage plants, etc. in Canada,and worldwide Previous life: COBOL/FORTRAN geek programmer,RIA[Registered Industrial Accounting]Office Mgr Prev/Prev life: Section Gang PGE Railroad,Green/Dry chain worker,Iron worker,furniture maker,clothing salesman,Beggar,Borrower,Thief.[Not necessarily in that order] Janis Jopiln,Jimmy Hendrix, etc. fan.
I'm an individual investor with a focus on Emerging Markets and their currencies. I've been playing FOREX off and on for the past ten years but have always had a passion to learn where the next great opportunity will come. I focus on both the fundamentals and technical aspects when researching each countries sovereign wealth and I believe that Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures to succeed, particularly in the global financial mess we're currently experiencing. I've never been a follower and like to control my own destiny. With that in mind, I have my own blog which is dedicated to pursuing the next great opportunity and currently researching 42 Emerging Markets seeking to find each countries sovereign wealth and value.
During the day, I run a small software company which I just acquired. This is my second software venture and I hope to mirror the success we enjoyed from my first venture whereby we manufactured and distributed our products to 90 countries and 13 languages and were netting $0.70 on every dollar brought into the company.
I love college sports, skiing, and golf and reside in Phoenix, AZ
Old Geezer that listened to parents that lived through the Great Depression. Am a USAF veteran and proud grandpa of twelve grandkids. I am trying to learn enough to be a good investor and have met many great and tolerant (I ask a lot of questions) people here on SA.
Small tool and die shop owner
Conservative / cautious outlook
Have aversion to any type of debt
Looking to solidify my portfolio in preparation for D-day / next crisis
Area of interest : PM, nat gas, oil and some manufacturing
Moon Kil Woong is currently a VP at a SME. Previously he was a tech stock consultant, VP of Research at ING, and sell side Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Moon Kil Woong has a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU.
Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com
I went through an apprenticeship While in high school and became a carpenter after graduating high school in 1976. Recession struck in the late seventies lasting into the the eighties. I joined the U.S. Army and retired after twenty years. I am currently a indipendant contractor providing technical services for perimeter security to military bases in the south west.