Lejun James Shao is the founder of www.myIRAs.net (http://www.myIRAs.net/), WhitePine Investment Corporation of USA, and CEO of WhitePine Software Inc, Beijing, China. He was the top finisher in MSN's 1st US One Million Dollar Investment Contest, "Strategy Open Tournament," with a +45.88% return in 4 months from August 28 - December 2008.
An IT wizard turned professional investor, James Shao graduated from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1990 and worked as an assistant professor in Singapore's Nanyang Technology University for 5 years after graduation. He worked as Chief Software Engineer in DSP Technology, Design Engineer in Ford Motor Company, and several other high tech companies after his return. James Shao started his investment profession in 2001.
Michael A. Ball has a success rate of 89%, with an average return per trade of 12% — according to Tipranks.com.
The goal is to seek out investments that by nature will be around for a very long time. Buffett often describes this as an economic moat — an unpenetrable business with a clear edge over its competitors.
We often hear the term invest with confidence. When you buy into a business that you recognize will be around for a long time, you have an edge in the market, you have time. Regardless of all the market noise, you should always have confidence in your investments.
Putting your money in new fast-growing companies can be exciting and rewarding, but extremely risky.
The companies I chose to invest in are ones that can adapt to any economic environment. The ones that have in the past, and will in the future.
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