RJ Chopin is an Equities Strategist and veteran trader/investor with over 19 years experience. RJ entered the stock market during late 90’s as a day-trader. After 3 years of high frequency day-trading, RJ began developing “Advanced Trading Concepts,” a proprietary step-by-step trading system involving equities profiling. RJ employs an esoteric analytical approach that involves company fundamentals, metric assessments and projections, technical analysis, volume analysis, behavioral identification, perceived market attitudes and other analytical criteria to profile and value risk/reward strategies. In 2008 RJ began publishing financial commentary for Seeking Alpha. He is a relentless advocate for investor responsibility, RJ advocates researching a company’s fundamentals, both historical and projected before investing. His insightful approach to equities trading and investing is reflected in his factual and analytical commentary. His didactic communication style is both interesting and informative. With refreshing clarity he makes sense of equity profiling. He is a staunch advocate for portfolio diversification.
Full time investor with 75% in income producing and 25% in equities for capital appreciation; not that the two are necessarily mutually exclusive. I tend to concentrate in sectors where I perceive the most opportunity. This strategy led me to financials in 2008/2009 and to midstream LLPs in February of 2016. My speculations currently are mostly in biotech but not before they reach phase.
Even with the market high in 2016, I found opportunities but now I am having trouble finding equities that I want to invest in.
Previously known as Rycote Chapel before Seeking Alpha locked me out of my account.
I used to be involved with taking companies public. Now I work in the technology sector. I'm also an avid Mets fan and investor. I draw on my past business experience to make smart investment decisions for my own portfolio these days.
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I'm a retired restaurant owner, real estate tax lien investor, and small software developer. Spent 10 years as Cost Analyst and Administrator for IT Dept of US Corp HQ of Inchcape Shipping and 2 years as a Senior Data Processor in the US SE Region for Lucent Technologies. I've been investing in stocks since mid-2009 and am the developer of the Moving Average Fluctuation Indication Algorithm (MAFIA) which is an indicator used to give 2-5 day notice of most probable MACD crosses. My trading strategies incorporate both technical and fundamental analysis. My stock positions are always long.
Robert C. Church is a Senior Vice President- Investments for Moors and Cabot, Inc., a private brokerage firm established in 1890 and based in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously Mr. Church was with Van Kasper, a boutique brokerage firm based in San Francisco California, which was then acquired by a large lethargic banking institution. For the previous seven years Church was Managing Director-Investments of Piper Jaffray, a leading brokerage firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Church began his career in financial services at UBS Paine Webber. Church has served as Chairman of the Board of Esperança, a worldwide health organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Church is a Life Member of EC70 having held several executive and committee chair positions.
Church graduated in 1989 from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with no funny Greek words attached to his degree.
Mr. Church lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, John and James and daughter Riley.
Financial markets have fascinated me since childhood. I strive to combine my education in biology, math and history with common sense to find winning trades.
To identify good investments and the right time to enter/exit them, I draw on all financial disciplines that could be helpful. The following is a non-exhaustive list that inform my decisions: Finances of a company, market condition, who owns it, what insiders are doing, analysis of trading behavior, option positions, short interest, public perception, social media, retail involvement, deep valuation of assets and patents, debts and obligations etc.
Btw, my screen name refers to the popular MODIS satellite package in polar orbit around earth. It's mission is to daily photograph the entire planet in several optical bands. This data that is then made available to researchers like biologists, which is how I know about it. It is my inspiration to try see things as they really are.
MODIS also reminds me of my favorite quote from Mr. Buffett: "It's easier to make up a lost opportunity, than to recover from a loss." The instrument moves on, seeing new things; it doesn't get stuck. Capital is a precious resource, so every trade deserves to be as perfect as you can make it.
I am a financial writing intern at Stock Rover and a current student at Brown University studying Economics and International Relations. I am new to investing and am interested in tech and retail stocks.