IndexUniverse.eu launched November 2008 as the first independent website focused exclusively on the European ETF market. Overseen by leading ETF expert Paul Amery and offering daily news, analysis, blogs and data, it is already attracting attention as a leading source for independent analysis. The site features the most comprehensive online database of European ETFs anywhere, packaged within a sophisticated data interface that lets users sort and search for ETFs by country, asset class and more than forty additional metrics.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Stockviews is a tool for amateur and professional investors. It aggregates stock opinions from a variety of sources, including Wall Street, Twitter, the financial press and 13F SEC filings. Algorithms are used to ensure the information is highly relevant to the decision-making process. This project is the creation of a professional fund manager who recognised there was a huge amount of information available on the web, but limited means to filter it in an effective way. Stockviews.com is due to launch towards the end of March.
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Current role as in-house M&A in information services space, i.e. information, data, analytics, ad tech, digital marketing, etc. Previous roles as private equity analyst and strategy consultant in financial services sector. Actually have to build valuation models, conduct market research and comps analysis for a living.
Disclosure: I am not a financial advisor/adviser. The views expressed here are mine alone and not those of my employer.
I am an Israeli of American origin. I've spent 25 years of my life in the US, 22 in Israel. Born in Juneau, Alaska, I now live outside of Tel Aviv.
I am a licensed attorney in New York and Israel, and an active real estate investor. As far as formal education goes (over-rated!), I have 5 Degrees (4 graduate, including a JD, MA, MBA and a LLM), from Michigan, Colorado, Hebrew U and Tel Aviv U. I spent three years at a free market think tank and working in the Israeli Knesset. During that period I published two economic policy papers. I serve as a reservist in the Israel Defense Forces.
I am proud to say that I sold 98% of my stock portfolio in July '06 because I felt that the markets had peaked (the Doww was over 14,000 when I pressed the sell button). We used the money towards buying a duplex down the street (here in Israel - not the US!). Five years later, the duplex is up 90% and the 2% remaining stocks still haven't broken even!
I started actively investing again in June '10, after selling another investment property. So far so good. In the second half of 2010 I had an IRR of 37%. For the first 6 months of 2011 - IRR 26%.
My spare time is devoted to my wife and four children. Amitai is 17, Nadav is 14, Aiden is 12,and Matan is 7.
While I have a MBA in finance, I do not see myself as a securities markets professional. I like real estate investment far more! Still, I feel comfortable in my convictions. I feel that I know what I am doing with my portfolio.
Recently received my B.A. in Political Science (concentration in international affairs) with a Minor in Economics from Georgia State University. Professionally, I aim to pursue a career path that merges my two primary interests - finance/investing and politics/public policy. In the immediate future, I am actively looking for entry-level positions in either the financial industry or the field of public policy.
I've been trading/investing with my personal investment account for the last few years. The majority of my capital is allocated to long-term, fundamental investing with an emphasis on dividend growth. The remainder of my account is devoted to taking advantage of short-term, swing trading opportunities. While I'm fairly selective in executing these active trades, it is this approach that I find the most interesting.