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Began working as a registered rep in the early eighties. I was a mediocre stock picker with an excellent record of avoiding the big losses. I lost confidence in my ability to pick stocks when I realized that my two best months in 2013 were May and August. My portfolio had become one huge bet on the direction of interest rates. It did well when interest either rose sharply or were making new intermediate highs. The market is so driven by interest rates or our perception of them, that it seems like we are years away from an environment in which my stock picking methods might work well again. Now I am retired and completely divorced from the business.
As a researcher and technical writer, I frequently write for SeekingAlpha where I present my bullish or bearish case on a stock that I own or sell short. I have worked in the Canadian financial industry (fully licensed, providing services to high net worth individuals and families).
My interests cover a wide variety of subjects and greatly influences how I assess a business. I use technical analysis, literary analysis, a computer scientist's perspective, an understanding of psychology and sociology, marketing, history, and more when making my assessments.
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Unbigoted Researcher, an economics geek, has been investing for last 22 years. Focuses on market trends and contrarian ideas. Believes in deep fundamental research to come up with Opportunistic Long/Short picks.
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Graduated in Law at "Universidade de Lisboa" (Lisbon University) in 2009, Roberto Mendes is a Portuguese Lawyer currently integrated in the Law and Compliance Department of Banco Invest, a Portuguese Investment Bank.
Formerly, Roberto worked under the guidance of an award winning team of Lawyers at SRS Advogados Financial Markets and Tax Departments (former Simmons and Simmons Rebelo de Sousa & Associados).
Roberto is also the Founder and Editor in Chief of a worldwide known Magazine called "International Speculative Fiction", of two Portuguese Magazines of Speculative Fiction and a writer/contributor in the Portuguese Academic Magazine “Finis Mundi”, writing Financial Markets articles.
Just an average investor... primarily in American equity and bonds.
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Up until a century ago, there appears to have been a fairly equal emphasis on economic theory and observation. Although the interest in economics has probably always been a consequence of the need of the state to acquire resources, we are now at the point where the discipline of economics is both completely at the service of ideological camps and completely convinced of its own objectivity and scientific underpinnings.
I have taken an interest in markets since 2008, after which my already scant regard for conventional wisdom in the modern social sciences plunged even further. I try to understand historical price behavior and see what it says about present market conditions.
Ralph Shell began his career as a grain trader for a large international grain trading firm. This involved negotiation of export contracts and moving grain and soy beans from the US to the export markets of the world. For a period, he also handled the companies hedging and trading activity in the pit of the Kansas City Board of Trade. After a short stint as a commodity analyst with Merrill Lynch in Chicago Shell began a career as analyst and trader on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. After trading on the floor for almost 20 years. the career continued as a broker trader away from the harsh Chicago climate. Commodity trading continued in the grains and other commodities, but the focus in recent years had been on the Forex markets.
Retired small business owner who has been living on investment income for 31 years. Trade (too frequently) at Schwab. Emphasize income but surely take risky growth positions also. Also invest in high yield private mortgages.
Light trader interested in dividend growth stocks. I own every S&P dividend aristocrat, and then some. The aristocrats form the foundation. I have ownership of more companies that I have placed on that foundation. I have several general rules about stocks. Rule #1: Do not buy a stock to sell it. Rule 2: Do not sell a stock you bought. Rule 3: If I am unsure if I should sell a stock, see Rules 1 & 2. Rule 4: If I really am going to sell a stock (fundamentals change, dividend frozen or cut, etc.,), then just sell it and do not look back. Rule 5: no foreign tax withholding (I do not want the money back later, I want it re-investing now, There are plenty of US and British dividend companies) and Rule 6: drip. drip. drip.
Retired printing press operator, started taking investing seriously 25 years ago. I love it, building a portfolio is like putting a big league baseball team together. I see it as sport. My favorite investment areas are REITs, common and preferred, and Canadian natural resources.
2nd Market Capital Advisory specializes in the analysis and trading of real estate securities. Through a selective process and consideration of market dynamics, we aim to construct portfolios for rising streams of dividend income and capital appreciation.
Retiree who took cash instead of pension in year 2000. Over the past 7 years I have been gradually switching my portfolio over to dividend stocks. Long in: T MO BMY DUK EPD KRFT PM SEP SE CVX CL BRK.B JNJ PFE VZ GE KMB C BLK BIP INTC VNQ SDY XOM.
OK, it's now about three years after I first started lurking around SA and one year into my retirement. Thanks to getting heavily back into the market in 2009 and jumping into the world of high div and high div growth stocks (MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, and some of the 4+% big cap div growth stocks), I can afford a few speculative trades now and then.
My timing was perfect with early to mid 2009 as a major entry point for me for 90% of my portfolio. However, my speculative trades and channel trades have not worked out so well timing wise, but I keep these trades to 5-10% of the total investment portfolio.
Currently, working on techniques to minimize risks to income from investments while minimizing the time required to maintain the stocks in the portfolio. Investment income and a pension from a high-tech company are more than enough to support my wife and I at 57 and 62 years, respectively, and we've decided not to draw social security early.
I continue to think SA is one of the best avenues around for learning and sharing about investing, and encourage everyone to always do their own DD. May one day become a contributor.
Brian Bleifeld is a CPA who has a hobby of analyzing markets for small inefficient behaviors. Markets Brian likes to investigate Financial, Sports, Social, Political Capital and Internet trends.
Since some of his findings involve financial areas he posts content on Seeking Alpha.
Brian is a graduate from Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University in Texas and holds a BBA in Accounting and a BA in History. He is a financial controller for WorleyParsons an ASX traded engineering firm. Brian also runs the website www.LibraryofTea.com which contains articles and videos about the love of tea.
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