Scott Tapley, CFA, currently serves as Senior Investment Officer at First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust in Mattoon, Illinois and previously had 15 years' portfolio management experience with 1st Source investment Advisors in South Bend, Indiana and Busey Wealth Management in Champaign, Illinois.
Private investor focused on value and GARP. I began investing in mutual funds just a month or so before Black Monday in 1987! I survived that and stayed the course. I have been investing now in individual stocks for 20 years. I find that capital markets are a continual learning opportunity, particularly when you are getting your ass kicked! SA is a tremendous vehicle for exchanging ideas in a thoughtful and respectful manner.
Adam Beaty is more than just your typical options strategist. His passion for business and his entrepreneurial mindset have taken him on a stock trading adventure. Starting with only $500 in his portfolio, Adam began to visualize his dream. Already 'hooked' on the stock market and the charts they produced, he further developed a unique awareness of a niche market, options, and the infinite plays he could run with them.
His work with weekly options earned him recognition in the Wall Street Journal at the age of twenty-four. After receiving dual majors in Finance and Marketing, and graduating Magna Cum Laude, Adam continues to study the market, pour through the charts, paying attention to the smallest details that may have an affect as he looks for the next big setup!
25-year veteran of the stock market and self-taught on most financial topics. Classically trained as an engineer, but ended up in management. Retired early to focus on investments.
I lean toward value investing with an emphasis on dividends and dividend growth. I manage my own portfolio and I also assist / coach several family members and friends with their individual holdings.
Reggie Middleton is the personification of the freethinking maverick — the ultimate nonconformist as it applies to macro strategies, investment, and analysis. He uses his background and knowledge in new media, distributed computing, risk management, insurance, financial engineering, real estate, corporate valuation, and financial analysis to pursue, analyze, and capitalize on global macroeconomic opportunities.
Finding most available research lacking, both in quality and quantity, Mr. Middleton assembled his own talented research staff. As forensic research is a lynchpin for his own investing, "to actually put food on the table," he stands behind it as doing what it is supposed to do - illustrate, elucidate and educate. He does not sell advice or research. He is an entrepreneur who exists outside of mainstream corporate America and Wall Street. This allows him the freedom to do things that many cannot—perform without conflicts of interest and corporate politics.
Mr. Middleton prides himself on developing some of the highest quality, actionable research available - regardless of price. He welcomes any and all to peruse his blog of freely available analysis, opinion and participatory social media; use his custom tools, download files, interact with the community and make critical comparisons from a results orientated perspective.
Reggie believes ideas and implementations are improved and fine-tuned when bounced off of the collective intellect of the many, in lieu of that of the few - in essence, a form of collaborative open source financial analysis.
Visit his blog Boom Bust Blog. (http://boombustblog.com/)
I am a programmer, a researcher and a computer scientist on artificial intelligence. My past lives include working on two startups, two universities and one industrial research institution. I have been trading since 2004.
Researching stocks is my hobby as well as an important source of income. My interest includes techs, big caps, biotechs as well as dividend stocks.
Retired defense system engineer who spends way too many hours researching "investing for Income". Like many retired "Old-Farts", I reside in Florida but I am slightly different in that I moved to Florida 29 years before I retired.