Careered primary in healthcare equities and finance. Held board seats in 15 companies. MBA in Finance & Quantitative Analysis; BS in Mathematics and Economics. Interests include: continued hegemony of the USA and our allies, improving our political system to minimize the pursuit of foolish policies, improving our educational system, better debates of conservative vs liberal vs libertarian ideas, limitations of economic policies in a capitalist society, limitations of science, long term investing, market psychology, Godel's Theorem, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Chaos Theory, exposing faulty-logic and half-truths, catching my own foolish mistakes, etc.
Like chess and go. Read a lot in economics, philosophy, religions. Retired but built a retirement home and work on it constantly. Love my wife and 4 Chihuahuas. Write a little-on economics and personal efficiency. Been a Buddhist since 1965 Nyingma school. Schooled for 25-30 years.
have a great view of San Diego.
I am an individual investor in a quest to minimize portfolio rotation.
I am agnostic in terms of growth vs value, but lacking the time, the resources and (most importantly) the brains, I tend to look more among the latter set of opportunities.
I am professionally versed in the European upstream O&G arena, but skeptic on its future (and optimist about the clean-tech momentum of California).
One could argue I should have an edge in European stocks: I am from Spain and based in the UK, but like Buffett says, it's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. So my portfolio is OW US and UW Europe.
N.B. If some of my comments are overly cynic, don't be offended, just an invitation to look after your $ more carefully.
Very young (25 years) retail investor, recent graduate of Architectural Engineering in Budapest, Hungary.
Born and lived 5 years in Bavaria (Germany), 15 years in the USA (east/west coast), 3 years in Hungary, 1 year in Slovenia, and now currently in Sweden. Can speak 3 languages fluently (Hungarian, English, German) and have a reasonable knowledge of Swedish. "Global citizen" and "third culture kid" are accurate labels to my way of life.
I assume that people know something I don't and therefore look for those with specific information rather than feel-good analyses written from lofty perspectives.
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."--Frederic Bastiat
I currently work in central Alberta, Canada, in the real estate valuation industry. I am passionate about military history, philosophy, economics, and learning about investing.
I received a BA in History from the University of Alberta and am currently moving towards attaining my AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute) designation. I am also enrolled in the CFA program and have passed the Level I exam (2015).
Sir Winston Churchill 1899
This is amazing. And even more amazing is that this hasn't been published long before now.
CHURCHILL ON ISLAM
Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899! (check Wikipedia - The River War)
I am sending the attached short speech from Winston Churchill, delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many but expressed in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war-leader and Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt. He was a prophet in his own time. He died on 24 January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, and was accorded a State funeral.
HERE IS THE SPEECH:
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."
Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London )
Churchill saw it coming................
And the currant leasee' of the white house , had the audacity , to take The Bust of WINSTON' , OUT OF THE OVAL OFFICE , AND SEND IT BACK TO ENGLAND '' !!
WHAT A L-O-S-E-R''''