Retired investor after a 25 year career in Silicon Valley, with management, engineering, marketing, and angel investing experience in semiconductors, software, and peripherals. Today's investment plan: Let dog out, surf Seeking Alpha, let dog in.
Matthew V. Pixa is the President and founder of My Portfolio Guide, LLC. My Portfolio Guide is an independent, fee-only (non-commission) Registered Investment Advisory firm based in the state of California. My Portfolio Guide offers customized investment guidance focused on the needs of individuals from all stages and walks of life.
Matt’s curiosity and passion for investing began during the stock market crash of 1987. Being a new investor without any guidance and coupled with the dramatic events of that period, an interest and passion for becoming a student of the markets was born.
Matt later studied Economics and earned a Bachelor’s degree while also competing as a student-athlete for California State University Long Beach. After advancing his career for 12 years he decided to return to business school and further his education by earning an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Matt was trained and worked as an investment advisor for several of the largest and most widely respected brokerages on Wall Street as well as one of the most eminent private wealth management firms in the nation. Early on in his financial career, he learned that most “advisors” are actually not trained to give unbiased investment advice. Many simply get licensed and then are employed as salespeople to pitch products or build a book of business that is only scalable by outsourcing the relationship to others. It becomes a numbers game and what typically gets left behind is the best interest of the client.
Matt lives in Seal Beach, CA with his wife Cecilia, daughter Isabel, and son Lance. He enjoys coaching youth sports for his children’s teams and also competes in Ironman triathlons as a way to stay fit, disciplined, and blow off any left over energy…
I operate a small hedge fund for family members and friends. The portfolio is valued oriented, un-levered, and has concentrated long positions. The fund has no management fee. And charge a 20% fee on returns above 6% (Hurdle Rate). I write investor letters every half year.
I am Wei. I began studying and investing stocks since 2007. I am a value-oriented investor. My portfolio is concentrated and usually has less than six holdings. I hold large percentage of cash since 2013. Currently, I focused more on some semiconductor stocks, oil-related stocks, and auto stocks.
Currently a Commercial Real Estate broker in the Washington DC Metro area. Recently retired from Corporate America after numerous years in senior real estate management and development positions and previously served in the US Army after graduation from West Point. Hold a MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Jason has been writing financial research articles since 2011. He started his career in the financial services world dealing with retirement planning for individuals and small businesses. Later, he would spend several years in the CDO market.
Educated/trained as an engineer (Ph.D. in Materials Science). When I realized, I could not do it all, I put my career as a research manager in the electronics industry on hold to stay at home with my kids. I enjoy investing, which allows me to use my analysis skills and passion for learning to investigate opportunities.
We are two investors, who manage our own and families funds. The primary focus is on small cap companies, which show strong balance sheets and sustainable business model. We tend to be aggressive with our bets on these companies after we spend weeks to months researching them. Since we started to invest in 2006 , the average yearly return has been upwards of 30 % per year for multiple portfolios we handle.
My name is Payman Winborn. Upon graduation from college in 1999 I founded a company that distributed computer hardware. Although this was a profitable business, I did not want to focus all my resources on one avenue of success, so I looked to diversify my interests. I explored real estate and finance as possible alternative businesses and discovered an interest and passion in futures trading. This is what I ultimately choose as a second source of income.
Initially, I imagined that day trading would be the ideal profession: no customers or staff, no inventory or rent and the possibility of unlimited income. And, more importantly, it presented me with the opportunity to work anywhere....from the privacy of my home or from the balcony of a hotel room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, I knew little about the pitfalls of day trading for a living. To begin with, I spent countless hours reading books, studying charts and conducting research in an effort to become a profitable trader. Six years later, and after the loss of several hundred thousand dollars, my efforts finally resulted in the development of a highly profitable strategy.
This strategy is primarily based on technical analysis and was developed for ES E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contracts from CME Group but it also works in many other financial instruments such as Stocks (NYSE), Bonds, Currencies(Forex Spot), Commodities (Gold and Crude Oil From CME GROUP,Globex,NYMEX, CBOT,Brent Crud Oil From ICE Global Markets), Options, Global Indices and CFD’s with similar high accuracy.
In retrospect, I understand that the biggest barrier to my success was the fact that I tried to learn everything by myself. An experienced mentor could have helped me avoid that painful learning experience....and saved me a significant amount of money as well as many years of frustration.
Today I am an active, and profitable, trader. As a token of appreciation for my success, I now share my tools and experience with other day traders. I believe that my knowledge and skill can help others become successful traders and, in the summer of 2010, I began to publish my realtime market signals and daily results online in order to demonstrate the accuracy of my trading strategy.
I am 64 and I am an active Trader in the Equity and Option markets. I bought my first shares of stock (4 shares of VMC) at age 10. I have and continue to use a combination of both Fundamental and Technical analysis. I specialize with Pivot Points & Technical Analysis Crossovers.
I have retired from a 35 years career in the semiconductor industry. I now have the time to do the deep research necessary for successful investing.
I freely provide investment information for friends and family.
I am a member of MENSA, which means precisely nothing except I wake up in the middle of the night doing pointless math problems in my head:)