I trade stocks, retired, no debts, and put three children through college. My life was being a very large equipment mechanic, heavy equipment mechanic. Loved my job always, to old for the work required. Studied all the time, now stocks are my fun.
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Trained as a scientific programmer, I worked on war game software for NORAD (North American Air Defense) and statistical software for Abbott Labs. For most of my 40-year career developed and sold financial and accounting software.
Was principal or founder of 3 small (5-30 employees) software companies.
Wrote a book on public pensions and a play that won an award in Writer Digest Magazine's annual writers competition, a contest that draws over 10,000 entries a year.
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BQ started his career more than a decade ago as a trading algorithm developer and later became a research analyst. He currently manages a fund of family and friends, and is pursuing an entrepreneurial opportunity in the financial domain. Found the hard way that investing tended to return healthier and sustainable returns than day trading. He's an Electronics and Communications engineer, holds an MBA in Finance and writes mostly about Technology and Telecom companies.
Background: Former securities analyst and brokerage firm owner and
Currently doing investment strategy consulting for institutional investors
Undergraduate degree from Northwestern, Economics
Taught Advanced Financial Markets Class at a University in Chicago
In to Yoga.
My articles are aimed to be informative to readers not only on what's happening in the market, but also the underlying mechanics behind the action. My goal is to give readers a better understanding of how things work as opposed to just provide the opinion of just some other guy on Wall St i.e. I'm not trying to be another Jim Cramer. The majority of my articles involving specific equities will come from the BDC sector and that is mainly due to personal interest and considerable knowledge of the space.
My Background: BS Mathematics at Emory University ('15), MS Quantitative and Computational Finance Candidate at Georgia Tech ('18), additional study at Georgetown University. I have significant experience in software development and asset management, specifically in quant strategies.
Disclosure: All Articles, StockTalk and other written materials posted to this forum were prepared by myself in my own personal capacity. The opinions expressed on this forum are my own views and do not reflect the view of any company, business or research entity with which I may otherwise be affiliated.
I'm a self-directed investor who shares my experience in investing. I read, learn, and apply every day.
I write about value, dividend, and growth investing from the perspective of a Canadian. I invest in individual stocks on the US stock exchanges and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
I also offer an exclusive Marketplace service, DGI Across North America, which updates the buy targets of quality U.S. and Canadian dividend-growth stocks every month.
Long time investor in Hedge Fund strategies, Commodity Trading Advisors and structured investment products. Manage corporate pension plan. Looking to network and share ideas with like minded people with significant level of sophistication and experience in these areas.
30 years, Corporate Real Estate Consulting Brokerage and Finance
Structure leaseback transactions with public companies.
Mortgage financing of commercial properties, credit tenant net leases. Traditional financing and securitized financing.
Brokerage of shopping centers anchored by national tenants
and net lease transactions, office, retail and industrial.
Undergraduate study in Physics and Mathematics, Graduate studies in Mechanical and Energy Engineering, specialization in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics-Graduate business minor-Corporate Finance, Economics and Marketing
Specialties: Commercial Real Estate Finance and Brokerage focusing on high credit tenants.
Hedge Fund Investor for personal and corporate pension account. Attend numerous hedge fund capital introduction events. Equipped to analyze complicated hedge fund strategies and structured products that can extract consistent returns.I have been in corporate and commercial real estate.I have financed and brokered leasebacks with public companies, corporate headquarters and mostly retail facilities.
I have been a hedge fund investor for over 25 years, with a database of 8,000 managers and regularly attend hedge fund capital introduction events and industry conferences.
I also hold a portfolio of Master Limited Partnerships (MLP's). I also have interest and have invested in various investment bank structured products.
I have been an investor for many years with such managers as David Einhorn (Greenlight),
Dan Loeb (Third Point) James Simons, (Rennaissance), etc.
A regular guy (still alive from New York!) who shows how he would manage a model (not actual) portfolio for educational purposes only, my personal finances are my own business and the disclosure statement is only for the portfolio we are discussing (if an asset is held personally, I will note that in the disclosure). I give absolutely no advice, and only offer suggestions on how I could manage a portfolio. My personal portfolio and finances can change at any time, which has nothing to do with the educational value of any article.
The main reason for a subscriber to "Follow" me, especially for the model portfolios (TARP or otherwise), is to glean some knowledge to become a better investor and not simply place bets. Money management is every bit as important as any other aspect of investing, and by following a portfolio and the actions taken, you can gain some insight into a somewhat higher level of investing acumen. There are no requirements, and this is not "rocket science" - it is simply a powerful way for you to put the money you have worked hard for to work even harder for you. My message will be consistent, and my hope by doing this is to share my own experiences, illustrated in the model mock portfolios I build exclusively for Seeking Alpha. Knowledge is power, and many folks shy away from the investing world because that very world makes it more confusing each and every day in an effort to sell you something: stock picks, technical strategies, books, videos, subscriptions with "secret ideas," gadgets, and even snake oil. My promise to you is that my work here will remain free to all of my followers, with the hope of giving to you some of the things that took years for me to learn myself.
Andy Hecht is a sought-after commodity and futures trader, an options expert and analyst. He is the #2 ranked author on Seeking Alpha in both the commodities and precious metals categories. He is also the author of the weekly Hecht Commodity Report on Marketplace - the most comprehensive, deep-dive commodities report available on Seeking Alpha.
Andy spent nearly 35 years on Wall Street, including two decades on the trading desk of Phillip Brothers, which became Salomon Brothers and ultimately part of Citigroup.
Over the past two decades, he has researched, structured and executed some of the largest trades ever made, involving massive quantities of precious metals and bulk commodities.
Andy understands the market in a way many traders can’t imagine. He’s booked vessels, armored cars, and trains to transport and store a broad range of commodities. And he’s worked directly with The United Nations and the legendary trading group Phibro.
Today, Andy remains in close contact with sources around the world and his network of traders.
“I have a vast Rolodex of information in my head… so many bull and bear markets. When something happens, I don’t have to think. I just react. History does tend to repeat itself over and over.”
His friends and mentors include highly regarded energy and precious metals traders, supply line specialists and international shipping companies that give him vast insight into the market.
Andy’s writing and analysis are on many market-based websites including CQG. Andy lectures at colleges and Universities. He also contributes to Traders Magazine. He consults for companies involved in producing and consuming commodities. Andy's biweekly radio show, The Commodities Hour with Andy Hecht, can be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 PM EST on www.tfnn.com. Andy’s first book How to Make Money with Commodities, published by McGraw-Hill was released in 2013 and has received excellent reviews. Andy held a Series 3 and Series 30 license from the National Futures Association and a collaborator and strategist with hedge funds. Andy is the commodity expert for the website about.com and blogs on his own site technomentals.com.
Daniel Moore is the creator of FinancialRelativity.com, a web portal created for the purpose of tracking the status of financial markets and providing investment analysis and portfolio management insights to investors. Based on the systematic investment research, he writes about the market and publishes his views through internet market publications. He has over 25 years of management experience in corporate finance in a variety of high technology start-ups and public companies. A graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1988, he has spent the last 10 years managing investment portfolios seeking high risk reward returns for fixed income investors.
Founder and Director of Gerring Capital Partners.
Publisher of Retirement Sentinel marketplace service on Seeking Alpha.
Visiting Lecturer at Ursinus College in the Department of Business and Economics.
Faculty Advisor to the Ursinus College Finance Scholars.
Richard Zeits is an Oil & Gas industry analyst and consultant. His background includes fourteen years as Energy industry-focused investment banker, portfolio manager and senior investment analyst with bulge bracket firms in New York. Zeits Energy Analytics use elaborate proprietary analytics and data bases to provide in-depth industry research, market intelligence, and forecasting.
Individual investor focused upon a limited number of diversified stocks. Seeks stocks selling below fair value; favors dividend growth. Advocates fundamental investment analysis, supplemented by the technical charts. Options strategies primarily employed to generate additional income or hedge risk.
Energy economist James L. Williams is owner and president of WTRG
Economics. He has over 30 years experience analyzing and forecasting
energy markets. His initial work in the industry was as Senior Economist
with El Paso Company where he developed models to forecast petrochemical
prices and markets. He has taught forecasting, finance and economics at
two universities, testified before Congress on energy issues and
currently publishes the Energy Economist Newsletter.
In addition to the newsletter, he has also published articles in several other
publications including Middle East Economic Survey, Oil and Gas Journal,
and Energy Tribune. He also contributed chapters to Energy Finance and
Economics and ASME's Energy and Power Generation Handbook. He is
currently writing a book on the determinants of oil prices.
His clients and newsletter subscribers include independent and major
oil companies, international banks, large energy consumers, brokerage firms,
state and local government and energy traders.
Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs. Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy. Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc. Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client. Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.
Holmes Osborne is the principal of Osborne Global Investments. Holmes holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a degree in finance from Syracuse University. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Investors' Business Daily. Holmes has written financial columns for Seeking Alpha, the Motley Fool, theStreet.com, Gurufous, and several other publications. Osborne Global focuses on fixed income, value investing, and international stocks. Holmes is the father to two daughters, Adelaide and Emily.
Semi-retired consultant residing in beautiful northeast Georgia. Over 40 years of responsible experience in planning, finances and investment management. Primary focus is on portfolio development for retired (or nearly retired) individuals who do not possess great wealth. The Protected Principal Retirement portfolio seeks medium-high yield vehicles, including dividend stocks, REITs, energy MLP's, and Closed-End funds.
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