I am mostly a daytrader engaging in both long and short bets intraday and occasionally over the short to medium term. My focus is mostly on tech stocks and more recently the shipping and offshore drilling industry. I am located in Germany and have worked quite some time as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers before becoming a daytrader more than 15 years ago. During this time I managed to successfully maneuver the burst of the dotcom bubble and the aftermath of the world trade center attacks as well as the subprime crisis. My return on invested capital has been mostly good and at times reaches up to several 100% annually so I will most likely be around for some more years.
Michael Bigger is an investor and a trader who has been involved with trading technologies for more than twenty years. In 1992, Michael joined Citibank as head trader of U.S. single-stock derivatives, where he managed a $5 billion portfolio of equity derivatives. In 1998, he joined D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. to trade the U.S. equity derivatives portfolio.
In 2000, he started the listed equity options business by establishing KBC Financial Products as one of the three initial market-makers of the International Securities Exchange. He built that business into the primary market-maker for listed equity options on over 120 companies, with fifteen traders executing fifty thousand trades per day. In December 2001, Michael left KBC to start Bigger Capital, a hedge fund that incorporates new technologies in its investment strategy. The company just completed a software application to extract investment information from social media and has incorporated this information in its trading algorithm.
Michael received a BS in Physics from the University of Quebec in Montréal in 1986 and an MBA from York University in Toronto in 1991.
From 1986 to 1990, Michael worked as a meteorologist for the Canadian government, where his responsibilities included using complex differential mathematics to forecast synoptic and mesoscale atmospheric elements for meteorological research and forecasting.
As a private investor in start-up companies, Michael was among a group of investors who sold Innovative Fibers to Alcatel for $175 million in July 2000. (http://bit.ly/1H43a )
I graduated top of my class with a degree in management with a concentration in finance. While I work in a finance capacity in the non-profit world, I have been following the market and trading daily since I was sixteen years old. I have always loved analyzing individual businesses and trends in their stock price, and finding trading/investing opportunities that the overall market has not yet recognized.
My fascination with the market began when I put $3,000 I had saved into my very first stock trade, selling 20 minutes later for a $200 profit. I was sixteen, and it was love at first sight. I have closely followed the markets ever since, and have traded/invested in hundreds of stocks. My professional career has also involved starting a couple of businesses, and managing a few others. While I prefer short term trades based on technical analysis, I enjoy performing fundamental analysis on business models that I can easily understand.
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Tech Analyst and opportunistic investor focused primarily on micro caps and up and coming technology companies. I am currently in discussions with a partner to develop and launch a investment premium newsletter website. If you are interested in learning more about my premium newsletter or would like to be added to my mailing list you can inbox me.
You can follow my personal trades and invest your own money with me via Instavest www.instavest.com My focus is on ground breaking technology and the companies that will deliver them in the future. I have managed a family portfolio since 2008 that has been focused on growth and income generation. You can follow me on twitter @MattMargolis24
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Quad 7 Capital, parent company of Quad 7 Research and Quad 7 Poker, was founded in 2017 by a long time investor, Seeking Alpha author, professor and politician. The company has expertise in policy, economics, mathematics, game theory and the sciences. The company has experience with government, academia, and private industry. Quad7Capital.com covers a wide range of sectors and companies, with particular emphasis on growth companies, REITS, biotechnology/ pharmaceuticals, precious metals, blue chips and small-cap companies. It further offers money saving tips and market news. Quad 7 Partners focuses on current events, earnings, and timely developments. Quad 7 Research aims to conduct 2-3 analyses per business day in addition to working with clientele, personal portfolio advisement and conduct freelance research
American citizen, have made almost every business mistake to be made, but enjoy learning and taught history. Have owned construction/real estate company, hotel, have health and nutrition bus and lecture, weekly health talk radio program for 3 years, have been on boards of tech companies, enjoy researching and discovering small companies with good risk/rewards potential. I use both fundamental and tech analysis. Have no ego when selling and keep losses small. I ask God for guidance in life and give thanks for my blessings and family. Always do your own research and decide for yourself and with your financial advisor for anything I might comment upon. I'm 66 but usually feel 36. Good luck
Former owner of a medium sized regional interstate moving company. After 30 years in this industry I sensed another recession coming and broke up the company and sold to two nationally known large van line operations in 2007. One wanted my warehouses and storage accounts and the other my national account sales base. Worked for one of these companies for a year but found I don't work well with others.
Took the cash I had from the sale of company and began to invest in a deeply depressed market. I felt the older broker I knew from my church and had my IRA was adequate but met a young broker excited to see any cash and have had a great relationship ever since. We've both made a lot of money since 2008. Received a family brokerage account upon their passing and now have a third broker. I am 58 years old.
Day, short & long term trader - intermediate level. I do not short but love a short squeeze. My due diligence includes technical analysis, fundamentals, individual stock trading patterns & assessment of top management which is key. I often speak with and/or email investor relations.
My education & professional experience provide me with an understanding of the medical sciences used by biotech/pharma companies in the design & statistical analysis of clinical trials.
I have a B.S. + 20 graduate credits in experimental research & applied statistics in neurophysiological psychology as well as an additional 20 graduate credits in administration & management.
I am a former high level IT consultant having served as a quality assurance specialist, business analyst, project manager & programmer/analyst.
PhD in Computational Physics. Developing new models for stock trading (focusing on long SVXY). Predicting future accurately enough for trading purposes is surprisingly difficult... :) Contrarian investment philosophy.
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I am an intellectual property valuation expert with 10 years of experience in intellectual property (IP) matters, including placing a financial value on IP portfolios, IP infringement damages, IP monetization efforts, and evaluating patent portfolios for M&A due diligence and monetization opportunities.
Living in HAWAII, Where you NO WORK, where you KNOW PLAY.
Followers of: Jeb Handwerger, Marco Goombarh, Michael Filloon, Jack Lifton, Andy Li, Mark Situ, Philip Davis, Tom Lydon, Dr. Duru, Michael Filighera and Roger Nusbaum and others.
Strong/Frequent/Daily reader of writers for SA. Continued buyer of PMs both bullion and certified.
Over 10 years as a Deacon in the Antiochian Christian Orthodox Church in America. Originally was born in Bethlehem of the Holy Land. I came to the United States in the early 70s at around age 15 and loved it from day one!
B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer science from the University of Connecticut.
Masters degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the American University in Washington D.C.
Bachelor degree in the Christian Theology.
Masters degree in the Christian Theology.
President at S & S Computer Specialists Inc.
Arthur Porcari is a retired former regional stock brokerage firm President with 40 years stock market experience. His finance background includes, three years a stockbroker and two an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, ten years a Regional brokerage firm President, and OTC Market Maker and Analyst, twenty three years an Investment Banker to include 15 years as Managing Consultant to Corporate Strategies, Inc. a firm specializing in advising young public companies and companies about to go public on the “Ways of Wall Street”. He currently is a Contributing Author and blogger on Seeking Alpha under his own name and has in the past been an on-air guest as well has a guest host on the old Financial News News Network TV channel and more recently on Business Talk Radio Network His passion and particular expertise is for small cap emerging growth companies.
“Full Disclosure under Seeking Alpha author rules: 25 years ago in 1988, after I sold my brokerage firm and left the Industry, my FINRA license was revoked for non-payment of a fine assessed a year later in 1989. The fine was the result of a minor record keeping violation that was levied on my brokerage firm and as President, I was held responsible but was only required to pay it if I elected to go back in the brokerage business.“
Momentum Trader/Technical Trader/Risk-Range Trader. Use math equations and technicals to determine buys and sells. Move fast when an opportunity arises, cut losers fast to protect from losses, keep risk low, play the odds when in your favor, don't feel obligated to buy as that will ruin your mindset. Plenty of opportunities out there, don't let yourself feel rushed. Business Owner/Entrepreneur first, Trader second, author third. This business limits my ability to trade, so not as as many articles and updates as some of you were used to in previous years. Personal Website being rebooted & launched someday in the future, which will include the live trading chat feature again.
Marco is a trader of stocks, options, currencies, and futures. He has been fascinated with the financial markets ever since he bought his first stock at 11 years old. Marco entered the business world at the age of 13, with the creation of an extremely successful retail website (GoldenAgeCheese.com), that of which he still has a major role in today. Marco writes about stocks and options whenever he gets the chance. He's dedicated to educate his readers to the best of his ability about the financial markets, particularly about buying/selling options and different strategies. 2008 was one of the most profitable years trading stocks and options for Marco. He trades based on technicals and fundamentals, so you may find many of his posts valuable.