Charts Don't Lie, People Do! I made my first investment in 1987 while I was still in graduate school. I bought a few hundred shares of Crazy Eddie (CRZY) and within a months or so the the stock market crashed. I got out with a big loss and later Crazy Eddie went belly-up in 1989. What I have learned from this experience is that studying value line, reading investor's daily and watching FNN can't really help me uncover the true extent of CRZY's fraud and can't warn me about incoming Black Monday. As a biochemist my scientific background finally led me to technical analysis. I believe that I have found something that I can understand and something that will never lie to me. Nowadays all my investment decisions are based on my charts. I am a long term trend follower and I especially like the most hated stocks with a prolonged bear market. I am looking for signs of a bottom, trend reversal or breakout using some of the indicators I developed over the years. My education background is in Biological Science with a MS and a PH.D in Biochemistry. I had worked for pharmaceutical industries for 15+ years and published a few research papers with a Nobel Laureate prior to him winning the prize.
I have thirty four years experience investing as an individual, as an adviser to trustees of a son's Guardianship Trust, as co-trustee of a Special Needs Trust, as sole trustee of a supplemental needs trust for my sister, and previously assisting parents to manage a substantial portfolio. In viewing investments I use a blended approach of fundamental analysis, technical analysis, hedging and incorporating an economic perspective. I have a BS in Economics and a BA with a major in Chemistry, both from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. I spent most of my career as an industrial process systems engineer and recently several years as a part-time mortgage banker.