I enjoy the study of Economics. I am driven by supply and demand. I love the stock market and the ability it carries to turn the educated pauper into the educated rich. Follow me on Twitter: @Trader_Jake
Purchase copper aluminum steel, scrap metals was major occupation for almost ten years for largest steel producer in the US and largest consumer of scrap metal recycling. Specialty in non ferrous metals but was fortunate to take advantage of a bad 2008 with an immediate instinct to take contrarian plays and make them work when it comes to securities, metals or scrap positiong. Some hedging of physical and paper product but really not profitable enough for my current mode of operation, whicch is making gains and trying to keep it simple.
I am a novice investor seeking to profit from "green" and other stocks. I am learning as fast as I can, sometimes the frustrating rip-your-hair-out way...like when I bought TRTC for .06 and proudly tripled my money and sold....ARGGGG! If I could just turn back the clock! But, that was before I joined SA and didn't have such informative tips and comments.
I'm a native of West Virginia, I've been a coal miner for almost 10 years. I was raised in the coal fields and have a decent understanding of the coal market. I recently began to trade stocks because I see the opportunity that the coal industry has presented due to the market conditions. My goal by becoming a Seeking Alpha member is to learn what other investors are doing and why.