By day, I work as a teacher in Berkeley, California. By night, I analyze potential investment targets. In my life, I am interested in Medicine and developing businesses in the field of Education, but when it comes to stocks I can't seem to take my eyes off of the Financials. As a 25-year-old, my investment outlook may differ from that of many other investors. For instance, I don't believe people my age should hold US Government bonds in their portfolio, given the current yields. They may be safe from default, but not from negative real yields. On the other hand, I see opportunity in stocks. I have little interest in trying to predict the short term market trends or engage in trading. In fact, I want most of my long positions to go down in price right now so that I can increase my ownership share. My first ever major position was Apple, but I sold it in the 200's. Today I often comment on articles related to Bank of America because I think Bank of America has great potential and I have made it a major position in my portfolio (about 20% of my worth). Besides BAC, my favorite stock is an insurance company; one which I will write about soon. If I could be invested in any type of business, it would be insurance, for reasons I will also write about soon.
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Individual investor. Generally using index Mutual Funds or ETFs. Trying to diversify more (foreign in particular). Pick up tips & concepts, & learn more.
I'm at alpha to keep a finger on the current moods & predictions... and so I notice up coming big financial news events before they impact.
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I invest with passion and conviction, and I have the strength to stick with an investment until my thesis plays out, hence "Courage & Conviction Investing." My greatest gift is a rare ability to synthesize public information on a stock to formulate conclusions the market hasn't even considered. I share this unique skill with subscribers to my Marketplace service, Market Adventures. High-conviction investing isn't for everyone, but if you're in the market to make serious money and you have an insatiable appetite for risk, and you're willing to wait patiently for potentially big gains, then Market Adventures might be the right fit for you.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” (Author - Patanjali)
“Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. Remain steadfast...and one day you will build something that endures: something worthy of your potential.” (Author - Epictetus)
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I focus on writing about individual stocks, frequently in the financial industry. I work as a mid-level executive in the insurance industry on the portfolio management side. I'm an experienced stock investor, and I'm eager to share my industry expertise and what I've learned about investing with other Seeking Alpha users.
Independent professional value investor aiming to identify miss priced opportunities focused on Latin America, infrastructure, precious metals, mining and petroleum. I have over a decade of professional experience in investment management and financial markets, hold postgraduate qualifications in law and political science as well as a graduate degree in political economy. I speak Spanish and have traveled extensively in South America where I currently reside. Prior to working in finance I worked in the government sector in the field of risk management.
It is very hard or impossible to time the broad market consistently — there are no famous investors that got rich by consistently knowing what the broad market would do next. This only makes sense, as there are just too many variables in the broad market. But there are many famous investors who got rich analyzing individual securities, and this is where you should put your focus. You can get an edge in individual securities. Joe Springer was the number 1 ranked stock analyst in the world by tipranks.com. Joe is a Certified Technical Trainer, and enjoys teaching about the stock market as well as managing portfolios. If you would like to follow Joe on Twitter, his handle is @JoeSpringer.