Gary A. Gordon, MS, CFP® is the president of Pacific Park Financial, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC. He has more than 28 years of experience as a personal coach in “money matters,” including risk assessment, small business development and portfolio management. He favors tactical asset allocation strategies over "set-it-and-forget-it" investing.
Gary is often asked to consult as an educator. He has taught financial concepts in Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.
As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Gary has distinguished himself as a reputable and trusted investor advocate. He writes commentary for ETF Expert, Seeking Alpha, The Street and TalkMarkets. Gary’s participation on local and national radio has spanned more than two decades, and he currently hosts the ETF Expert Show.
Gary is a “good sport” when his wife, Denise, beats him at Scrabble. Most of all, Gary takes special pride in a not-so-little energizer… his 21-year old daughter, Wei Gordon.
Just an average joe with an active interest in retiring early, who belated realized that I can invest my money just as effectively as those sheep on wall street. Possible better as my fees are lower ;-)
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I manage a $1B+ portfolio for a family office. Our investments include bonds, equities, hedge funds, and private investments with a wide geographical and asset class dispersion. I have a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and practiced for 30 years as a trial lawyer in commercial cases.
The fellow in my icon is Galileo Galilei, who famously said: Eppur si muove.
I say, less famously: Time is the only reliable solvent of idiocy.
You can follow me on Twitter where I am @MontanaSkeptic1
I just wrapped up 25 years (persevering) as a “professional bear.” My lucky break came in late-1989, when I was hired by Gordon Ringoen to be the trader for his short-biased hedge fund in San Francisco. Working as a short-side trader, analyst and portfolio manager during the great nineties bull market – for one of the most brilliant individuals I’ve met – was an exciting, demanding and, in the end, a grueling and absolutely invaluable learning experience. Later in the nineties, I had stints at Fleckenstein Capital and East Shore Partners. In January 1999, I began my 16 year run with PrudentBear (that concluded at the end of 2014), working as strategist and portfolio manager with David Tice in Dallas until the bear funds were sold in December 2008.
In the early-nineties, I became an impassioned reader of The Richebacher Letter. The great Dr. Richebacher opened my eyes to Austrian economics and solidified my lifetime passion for economics and macro analysis. I had the good fortune to assist Dr. Richebacher with his publication from 1996 through 2001.
Prior to my work in investments, I worked as a treasury analyst at Toyota’s U.S. headquarters. It was working at Toyota during the Japanese Bubble period and the 1987 stock market crash where I first recognized my love for macro analysis. Fresh out of college I worked as a Price Waterhouse CPA. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon (Accounting and Finance majors, 1984) and later received an MBA from Indiana University (1989).
By late in the nineties, I was convinced that momentous developments were unfolding in finance, the markets and policymaking that were going unrecognized by conventional analysis and the media. I was inspired to start my blog, which became the Credit Bubble Bulletin, by the desire to shed light on these developments. I believe there is great value in contemporaneous analysis, and I’ll point to Benjamin Anderson’s brilliant writings in the “Chase Economic Bulletin” during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression era. Ben Bernanke has referred to understanding the forces leading up to the Great Depression as the “Holy Grail of Economics.” I believe “The Grail” will instead be discovered through knowledge and understanding of the current extraordinary global Bubble period.
Individual investor. Strong preference for index funds. Researching a few stocks with great long-term potential for growth in earnings, cashflow, or assets. Mostly long, with rare short/option trades.
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Formerly a sales and marketing executive and small business owner, Francis Hamit has been trading stocks since 1963. He is currently a novelist and playwright as well as publisher and film & television producer. His novels include "The Shenandoah Spy", "The Queen of Washington" and "MELTDOWN", all of which required extensive research. He also applies his research skills to investing.
He is also a principal owner of Brass Cannon Media LLC and Managing Director of The Kit Marlowe Film Co. Ltd, a UK film production company
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HYUNDAI MOTOR INVESTMENT & SECURITIES Co., Ltd. is the investment banking arm of the Hyundai Motor Group. It is a Korea-based company specialized in the provision of securities and financial services. The Company mainly engages in the securities dealing and brokerage businesses, covering stocks, futures, options, government bonds, corporate bonds, foreign exchanges and financial derivative products. It also engages in the provision of investment consulting services, Internet banking services, corporate financing services, corporate analysis services, as well as operation of trust business.
I only look at stocks that have the possibility to double over a twelve month period and stocks in which the risk/reward ratio payout is high. In addition I focus on swing trade opportunities. I focus more on valuations and risk/reward metrics as opposed to what make companies tick. I have been a professional investor for over 20 years and during the past several years an economics analyst and financial writer for capital.gr, the biggest economic news portal in Greece. I have managed money from time to time and have also done some seed venture capital projects in the past.
The Petrodollar has collapsed
The USA seigniorage privilege is ending
Get prepared now
Published fictional writer/artist (USA/Europe/Canada) - 25 years
Computer Engineer - 32 years
Education is all that can never be taken away from you
I got my start in finance as a floor clerk at the CBOE. While I have since moved on to other professional endeavors, I have retained my passion for markets. I became a SeekingAlpha contributor because I subscribe to the idea that writing well is conducive to investing in a consistent manner. Plus, writing for only myself just seems... meh.
Corporate finance axioms to live by:
* "GAAP is crap". - Me
* "Post-Mortem Portfolio Theory " - Me
* "WACC is whack! " - Me
* "You mean the Whack & Scholes?"
* "CAPM? More like CRAPM" - Me
This is all in jest, of course. I periodically feel obliged to sacrilege prevailing doctrine to remind myself that no model is reality, except maybe the simulation that runs Elon Musk's universe.
* "You have to understand the fundamentals first" - Aleks Chechkin
* "You want to know about charts? All ships at the bottom of the ocean had charts; look where that got 'em!" - Bill McMahon
* "If you spend more than 13 minutes analyzing economic and market forecasts, you've wasted 10 minutes." - Peter Lynch
* "The market can remain irrational for longer than you can remain solvent" - Keynes
* "The time to buy is when blood is in the streets" - Baron Rothschild
* "There is no such thing as a bad investment; just a bad price"
* "The solution for high (low) prices is high (low) prices"
* “You can’t compensate for risk by using a high discount rate.” - attributed to Warren Buffet
* "It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong"
* "There are two kinds of businesses: The first earns 12 percent, and you can take it out at the end of the year. The second earns 12 percent, but all the excess cash must be reinvested - there's never any cash. It reminds me of the guy who looks at all of his equipment and says, 'There's all of my profit.' We hate that kind of business." - Charlie Munger
* "Buy straw hats in the winter." - Jay Keyworth
* "Professional allocators will not pay hedge fund fees for the execution of strategies that are on the first year curriculum of any Masters of Finance program." - Tammer Kamel
And finally, some epistemology:
* "You can observe a lot by just watching." - Yogi Berra
* "it is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits" - Aristotle, Ethics
* "I believe that ideas such as absolute certitude, absolute exactness, final truth, etc. are figments of the imagination which should not be admissible in any field of science... This loosening of thinking seems to me to be the greatest blessing which modern science has given to us. For the belief in a single truth and in being the possessor thereof is the root cause of all evil in the world."
- Max Born
* "It is not what is not, and it is what it is"
- Aristotle, Metaphysics
"pluralitas non ponenda est sine necessitate"
- WIlliam of Occam
"Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth."
- Abraham Maslow
"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
- Winston Churchill
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
- John F. Kennedy
"Living in the limelight -
The universal dream -
For those who wish to seem -
Those who wish to be -
Must put aside the alienation -
Get on with the fascination -
The real relation -
The underlying theme"
- Rush, Limelight
Quantitative investor and technologist. Interested in new innovative solutions. Growing interest in anything AI/ ML related.
My investing strategy is to seek companies with competitive edges that I understand and hold these as long as possible. In general, until there is a better opportunity to be found or the original thesis gets busted. I typically keep the investing portfolio relatively concentrated (between 5 and 8 stocks).
My trading strategy involves applying quantitative techniques to improve cost price of my investing positions (buy some, sell some, repeat). Occasionally I trade outside of my investing portfolio, mostly testing new (quantitative) strategies to other stocks that have favorable charts.
I am 65 and retired (day job anyway). I am a very small time investor compared to those who invest and or manage money for a living. I have been interested in the stock market and investing since the early 80's, fascinated by what empirically and statistically works. My main financial objective now is to provide income for my wife and myself in retirement, have enough money saved to provide health care/ assistant living expenses for each of us, and to pass on anything that is left over to our heirs.
After meeting with several "Financial Advisors" who tried to sell annuities to me prior to my retirement, I have focused heavily on creating my own "annuity portfolio" in my Roth, focusing on dividend growth names. The goal is to create a tax free stream of income for my wife after I have died. In doing so, I DRIP all my dividends. I also have gradually moved monies from my Traditional IRA to my Roth account via Roth Conversions. This process should be completed in the next four years.
Some have asked so I am listing my current equity portfolio. I am not yet fully invested, so names may be added over time. I am particularly interested in adding some industrial and financial names to the mix.
Health care/ bio tech: GILD, CELG, ABBV, AMGN, ACAD
Health care/ distribution: CAH
Consumer: JNJ, PM, FLO, MO
Tech: QCOM, AAPL, CSCO
Traditional Energy: RDS.B
eREIT's: DLR. OHI, DOC, WPC, VTR, HASI, NSA, CUBE, STOR, SPG
Tel Com: T
UTE's: D, SO, DUK
Renewable Energy Yieldco's: NYLD, NEP, PEGI
I am an oilfield veteran of 38+ years. Retired from Schlumberger since 2015. My background is drilling and completion fluids. I have authored a number of technical papers on completion topics. I have worked around the world- Brazil, Russia, Scotland, and the Far East. I still maintain a training and consulting practice and am always willing to help people who want to learn.
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