Finance division at the largest 5 diamond hotel/resort/casino in the world - Las Vegas Sands. Here is what I usually monitor and trade/invest in: AXP, BA,CAG,CHK,CL,DAL,DIS, EADSY,ESV,F,FCX, HD,HMC, JNJ,KO,MCD,MSFT,PG,PM,SWK,TM,V,MA,WAG,WMT,XOM,YUM and LVS of course, to name a few. Good luck!
Millennial. Financial Analyst for a private mid-size company in Boston. Former property Asst. Controller for Marriott property owned by SunStone (SHO) and LIHTC analyst.
I have been investing my own money since the fall of 2011. Constantly trying to expand my knowledge. I try to follow as much as possible, but tend to concentrate on hospitality REITs, oil & gas royalty trusts, and equities. Generally a long only focus.
Bentley University 2011
I am a retired software engineer and a humble trader. Using my own charting program, I do both long-term (years/months) and short-term (days/minutes) trades. I follow a couple of mottoes in trading:
- Trust nobody (especially those flip-flop analysts, or moon shooters).
- Stupidity has a price, which I have paid a lot.
- The trend is my friend, so is the non-trend range. When a trend (very few in years) comes, I buy high and higher (pyramiding up) until it reverses. Most (80%?) of the time, the market is in some sort of trading range, where I buy low and sell high.
- Human can only see what has happened, not what is going to happen. That is, any prediction or forecast is only a guess.
- To me, every trade is a 50/50 bet. First I prepare for the worst, then wish for the best. On profitable trades, it is because I am lucky, not because I am good or smart.
- Never argue with the market. For failed trades, I blame nobody but myself and go back to refine my system.
I come here to learn, and respect everybody's opinions, regardless how absurd they seem to be sometimes. I will never get involved with emotional arguments.
Good luck, and wish you all make money from this fascinating market.
Update 6/2017 my IRA is being grandfathered and since I have an acct with less 100K I can no longer buy and sell stocks at my leisure. I can keep the stocks I have already bought; I plan to ride it out before transfering my acct. to a yearly fee based acct which I can buy more ETFs.I'm a undergrad in biology. I'm long XLF AAPL LVS TCK and several mutual funds. I've been an investor in mutual funds since 2002, but found to dislike like the +/-gains. My first 'almost' double bagger was CAT. I held BP through the whole oil spill only to sell at mere gain. I don't short or play options. XLF is good to buy with the removal of Dodd-Frank law. Sold: CENX 2.6 bagger; MUSA at 40% gain after spin-off dividend from MUR; KCG 26% gain after holding for 2.5 years; ALSN was a 1/3 gain after only 6months 2016-2017. ACI 99.95% lost... just couldn't sell after 75% of my money just vanished. Small losses/small gains: IBM, MUR, PFE, HP, LUK
Peter Lynch said "There is always something to worry about. Avoid weekend thinking and ignore the latest dire predictions of the newscasters. Sell a stock because the company's fundamentals deteriorate, not because the sky is falling."
Warren Buffett: I say hold, basically hold. I mean, the idea that the European news or slowdown in this or that or anything like that, that would not cause you to own a good farm and had a run by a good tenant, you wouldn't sell it because somebody said here's a news item, you know, this is happening in Greece or something of the sort. If you owned an apartment house and you got to raise your rents a little, it's well located and you have a good manager, you wouldn't dream of selling it. If you had a good business personally, the local McDonald's franchise, you know, you wouldn't be thinking about buying or selling it every day.
I live in Portugal, have got a degree in management and work as CFO in a small group of companies. I like to invest in financial markets and have special interest in economy and financials.
“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” - Sir John Templeton