I am two days away from being 77 years old and consider myself an equal of John McCain, who is five months younger than I am. I love trading stocks but have been highly unsuccessful, losing significant amounts of money in the Dot.Com debacle and the aftermath of Lehman's going under. I am retired now and can devote full time to investing but I am going to need help from my Seeking Alpha colleagues. I am very rusty at this point. In circa 2001, I bought stocks and watched them run up and run down. In 2006/2007 before Lehman's went down, I accumulated $200K playing options in technology and energy stocks, and again didn't realize the effect that Lehman's would have on my options trading strategies. For around a grand a year, I was getting advice from option traders but didn't always protect my investments from a downturn like they did. Now I have a significant long term capital loss that I would like to reduce.
I'm managing editor for SA PRO. I work primarily on our PRO product, though also in support of our marketplace product and in a few other areas on the site. I'm always happy to hear from readers and contributors, whether to help with questions, hear your feedback, or learn how you're using the site. I've been working at SA since September 2012.
I've been investing for 6 years. I used to write articles for Seeking Alpha before becoming an editor (while I'm proud of the work I did, it probably would not have been up to our PRO standards, which is a good thing). I am probably one of SA's most frequent users, and have learned an immense amount from contributors, readers, and SA employees.
Beyond the market, I like reading, travel, writing, playing/writing/listening to music, and learning languages. Probably most relevant to ask me about SA, but you're welcome to get in touch on anything else as well.
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Individual investor focused upon a limited number of diversified stocks. Seeks stocks selling below fair value; favors dividend growth. Advocates fundamental investment analysis, supplemented by the technical charts. Options strategies primarily employed to generate additional income or hedge risk.
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Robert Weinstein is an active trader focusing on the psychological importance of risk mitigation, emotion and financial behavior of market participants. Robert co-founded the investing blog StockSaints, where he writes a journal about his trading activity and experiences.