Bob van der Valk is the Senior Editor for the Bakken Oil Business Journal as well as an Independent Consultant in the petroleum industry. He has over 50 years of experience in the wholesale and retail gasoline and lubricants industry. His expertise is in gasoline price forecasting, dealer tank wagon/ zone pricing issues, commercial fueling network, wholesale, retail branded and unbranded matters, refined products margin questions and retail fuel supply issues. Bob is a fuel products marketer and a thoroughly knowledgeable businessman in the refining and downstream marketing sector of the petroleum industry, with particular concentration on the U.S. western region. He is articulate and precise in his explanations of supply & demand patterns, pricing and logistics related to these markets. As Bob the Gas Guy he has been often quoted by the news media as well as T.V. and radio interviews. His opinions have been solicited by government entities, besides his ongoing daily business of running large scale supply and marketing operations.
Born in 1930, Caymagnate is getting about as old as dirt. Spent the greater part of life working for wages and did no stock investing until the late sixties when I began purchasing some get-rich-quick stocks. Obviously this was NOT a good plan. Later I began listening to TV market mavens and reading a few stock advisors' newsletters to select stocks. Again.... not a good plan. Then I started using my own judgment on what might be a good investment..... and "why". I left the U.S. several years ago and now reside in the Cayman Islands. I ain't rich... but I'm enjoying life.
Retired,65 years old. Married,2 kids. Hobbies:Golfing,Fishing.
Novice direct investor.
Live in Western Canada
45 year background in marketing plant control systems/instrumentation to varied industries including Oil/Gas,Heavy Oil/Oils sands/SAGD, Petrochemicals.Water/Sewage plants, etc. in Canada,and worldwide
Previous life: COBOL/FORTRAN geek programmer,RIA[Registered Industrial Accounting]Office Mgr
Prev/Prev life: Section Gang PGE Railroad,Green/Dry chain worker,Iron worker,furniture maker,clothing salesman,Beggar,Borrower,Thief.[Not necessarily in that order]
Janis Jopiln,Jimmy Hendrix, etc. fan.
Mordecai Rosenberg has been interested in trading for seven years and has been trading for the last six. He trades stocks, futures, bonds, options and currencies.
He lives in Ireland with his wife and four children.
I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.