I am a 43 year veteran of Wall Street. My first 26 years were spent on the buy-side as an institutional money manager. I have spent the last 13 years as a sell-side strategist. I am a life long contrarian who finds it easy to take positions quite apart from the crowd. I am most comfortable with my forecasts when my macro and technical analysis are in sync and when my views are at odds with the consensus. I've always been fascinated by the behavioral aspects of investing. Years of observing investor behavior has led me to the conclusion that investor psychology may be the most powerful emotional force in the universe, more powerful than love or hate. It causes otherwise rational beings to make some very irrational decisions. I think every investor should read Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay.
From Indiana, born in 1964
USN Vet, 1982-1988
Married with 4 kids and living near Fort Wayne, IN.
Hobbies include repairing nostalgic radios and gardening. Necessities include fixing whatever appliance is broken and repairing whatever kids broke on a given day. Would not be sad to have so much money that I had to change careers and not work to pay bills!
I am an extreme contrarian investor, aquarium hobbyist and health-food guzzler. Let it be known that I intend to examine opinions, and see if they can be backed up with evidence. Also, I try to be as easy going as possible, but apologize in advance for any unholy rambling rants that occur while I write an article under the influence of coffee.
I realize that there is a lack of understanding regarding the basic tenants of economics. As such I hope to be able to explain concepts in an easily accessible manner that will allow people to figure out if policies are beneficial in the short run, long run, or not at all.
Feel free to check out my articles about layman economics on the Business Times http://www.btinvest.com.sg/blogs/filter/by_reporter?id=1621
Navigating the market through combination of fundamental and technical while also examining historical events. Constantly evolving investing theory as I continue to search for truths in investments or life. (Contributor using pseudonym to remain anonymous for work related regulations.)
Equipment Sales history Gas, Mining, Construction, Water, Foundations, and Environmental projects in the Western Hemisphere. Investing to build value, and enjoy challenges and learning from respected members of the community
Recently retired professional soldier, 30 years - Australian Army
Became alarmed during the GFC at the state of the world.
Decided to purchase PM's fortnightly regardless of the current cost, opting for a set limit in currency terms.
No interest in get rich quick crap, Long term strategy, to preserve generational wealth, until real stability returns to the global banking sector.
- b.s. business & german, university of kansas
- private business ownership / management, kansas - construction-related industry (4 yrs.)
- consultant, chicago - firm specialized in management consulting for german-speaking capital equipment manufacturers with sub's in the americas (5 yrs.)
- company executive (m.d.), germany - co. is a small, privately-held manufacturer of specialized medical rehab. & fitness machines (5 yrs. / current)