Private Investor - traded actively 1998-2003. Returned to active management of my investment and retirement accounts since July 2012. Trading Methodology - Always looking to hit home runs while slashing singles and stealing bases. (ie I look for long opportunities and try to swing trade while following the major trend. Sometimes use options to gain leverage.)
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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West Coast Canadian. A Geographer of humans, health and technology.
Current top three coolest things that guide my interests:
1. Outer Space.
2. Inner Space, specifically the human mind/brain.
3. The future.
I follow the tech industry, oil and gas and lately taking a 12mo view on uranium.
The Infinity Group specializes in researching medium to large cap companies within the tech industries. Utilizing our technical background with our financial industry knowledge, we provide an insightful look at investment opportunities.
I am presently a PhD Candidate in marketing at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada (is.gd/weO3eP). I've been investing since 2005 and am an avid reader of (and occasional commenter on) Seeking Alpha. I think Seeking Alpha and its contributors offer great ideas on and insights into both how and where to invest.
From a research perspective, I am Interested in how investors - on forums such as Seeking Alpha - work together to make sense of and understand (and give sense about) the uncertain and ambiguous movements and signals of the market.
If you would be willing to help out with this research, I would be appreciative of your assistance. I'm interested in interviewing contributors (authors and commenters, such as yourself) to the site about how and why they use, contribute to and benefit from Seeking Alpha (e.g. What role does SA play in your investing? What contributions do you benefit from the most? What goes into making a contribution on the site?). Any interview would occur at your convenience (over Skype or phone) and would last approximately 60-90 minutes. Your responses will be instrumental in the development of research that will be targeted towards a top-tier academic journal (and will help me out with my dissertation!). In order to maintain anonymity, unless you specifically indicate otherwise, any direct quotes reported from your interview will be attributed to a pseudonym.
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Investing / trading has become a hobby for me the last few years. Engaging in SA articles can be very educational and helps me determine the good, the bad and the ugly.
There are many educated people on this site that contribute and provide both speculative and professional opinions along with facts to back them up. Unfortunately, sometimes it seems like half of the SA members (especially the newbies) post comments that have absolutely zero credibility and are a complete waste of time to even bother reading. Do your best to avoid!
Below is a breakdown of my trading history since I began trading in 2012:
Bought BBRY shares @ $15.51 in March 2013. I've been averaging down ever since and getting close to $12.50.
Bought HYGS @ $14 in June '14
Sold @ $19 and change in Mid Oct. '14
Bought REGN @ $162 in March '13
Sold REGN @ $330 in late Feb. '14
Bought SIRI @ $2.83 in late Nov. '12
Sold half of my SIRI shares @ $3.42 in Mid March '14
Bought GE @ $19.45 in early May '12
Sold half of my GE shares @ $25.98 in early Sept. '14
Bought FB @ $27.74 in Dec. '12
Sold FB shares @ $24.70 in late May, '13
I'm a 5th year senior at Mississippi State University getting my undergraduate degree in Banking and Finance. I'm part of a group of 8 students at MSU participating in the TVA Investments Challenge where we actively manage ~425k.
I'm currently pursuing positions in corporate finance. I plan on getting my MBA after 3-5 years of experience.
Most of my time spent outside the realm of finance includes reading John Grisham novels, playing basketball and racquetball, and travelling. I love listening to house music and my favorite shows include White Collar, Suits, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.
I manage my own portfolio of stocks and real estate.
I only buy what I know and I am either in a stock or not, i do not short.
Investing Infuences - Peter Lynch, Warren Buffet, and Rich Dad Poor Dad