James Gruber is a 15-year veteran of Asian financial markets. Through this time, James has covered Asia as a leading Fund Manager, stockbroking analyst and journalist. Most recently, he spent two years as a Portfolio Manager for Asian Equities at AMP Capital, which manages Asian and China A-share funds totalling US$1bn. The performance of the China A-share fund was ranked no. 1 globally over one and two years during this time there. For five years prior to this, James was a Research Analyst at Asian brokerage, CLSA, where he covered multiple sectors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was the no. 1 Asiamoney ranked analyst for the materials sector in Indonesia in 2007. He was also ranked by Asiamoney as the 13th best overall analyst in Australia in 2009. And in a former life, James was a television and radio news journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He founded Asia Confidential in July 2012. James is a highly sought-after contributor to financial publications including Forbes, Zero Hedge and Financial Sense as well as a regular guest on CNBC. He is also an occasional contributor to the highly regarded institutional research firm, Forensic Asia.
Netherlands based non-professional stocktrader with a private portfolio; good at stockpicking; not good at options. I prefer companies with a good ROI, ROE, PEG-ratio, good and inspiring management, a durable competative advantage. BUY AND ACCUMULATE (B&A) is my approach. I'm in the market for the company's profit, not the stockprice in the first place.
"Books are like seeds: They can lie dormant for centuries but they may also produce flowers in the most unpromising soil.
These books are the repositories of the knowledge of our species and of our long evolutionary journey from genes to brains to books.
Libraries in ancient Egypt bore these words on their walls: "Nourishment for the soul.
" And that's still a pretty fair assessment of what libraries provide.
Even at night, the city, like the brain is busy assimilating and distributing information.
Information keeps it alive and provides the tools to adapt to changing conditions.
The long human journey from genes to brains to books continues.
Information itself evolves nurtured by open communication and free inquiry.
The units of biological evolution are genes.
The units of cultural evolution are ideas.
Ideas are transported all over the planet.
They reproduce through communication.
They are selected by analysis and debate.
In the last few millennia, something extraordinary has happened on Earth.
Rich information from distant lands and peoples has become routinely available.
The number of bits to which we have access has grown dramatically.
Computers can now store and process enormous amounts of information extremely rapidly.
In our time, a revolution has begun.
A revolution perhaps as significant as the evolution of DNA and nervous systems and the invention of writing.
Direct communication among billions of human beings is now made possible by computers and satellites.
The potential for a global intelligence is emerging.
Linking all the brains on Earth into a planetary consciousness."
Carl Sagan, The Persistance of Memory
Educated as EE, BS, MS, PhD. Worked in Corporate reseach for a large company. Life Fellow, IEEE, 9 patents. Interested in Seeking Alpha to gain access to diversified opinions on investment in my retirement.