Brent Osachoff is the founder of Volatility Trading Strategies, a website dedicated to the education and development of diversified investment solutions in volatility and derivatives.
Founder of Volatility Trading Strategies: http://volatilitytradingstrategies.com/
Volatility Strategist at Invest In Vol, The Volatility RIA: https://www.investinvol.com/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/volatilitytradingstrategies
Former Trader at DKB Financial Products
Former Portfolio Manager at Platinum Grove Asset Management
Former Portfolio Manger at QRT Asset Management
S.V.P Head of post bankruptcy equity derivative valuations at Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.
I am a Portuguese independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked for both sell side (brokerage) and buy side (fund management) institutions. I've been trading professionally for about 20 years.
I have a Marketplace service here on Seeking Alpha called Idea Generator that's focused on real-time actionable ideas based on valuation and catalysts. The Idea Generator portfolio has beat the S&P 500 by more than 48% in 28 months.
I also launched www.thinkfn.com in 2004. Thinkfn (Think Finance) carries thousands of educational articles on finance and markets (in Portuguese).
I trade futures, stocks from the long and short side, forex and options. I trade both discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader, Quantshare and others). I can be reached at paulo.santosATthinkfn.com or followed on Twitter at twitter.com/ThinkFinance999
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Trader & portfolio manager, from 1975 - 2001. Former head of equity trading at Northern Trust Co. in Chicago. Now a private investor, founder of a nonprofit investor advocacy firm, and private investing coach. It gives me great satisfaction to teach small investors the same skills and strategies that I used with my high net worth clients as a private wealth manager. It may be a cliche, but giving something back to the community is more rewarding to me than helping very rich people get even richer.
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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.
Formerly Chief Market Strategist at Capital Ladders Advisory Group LLC. After the sale of certain of CLAG's retail and institutional assets in October 2015, I have commenced my latest venture in the CPG industry which is centered on the development and licensing of consumer and commercial technology. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAIAAA3lJ9IBNi1rhhFzRWElkJl4MpyNuIiHglQ&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
CooLinX Integrated Technologies develops technologies for the beverage and CPG industry. We are presently effecting licensing agreements with multi-national brands and co-developing products aimed for mass market consumption.
Author of Beyond the Hype, a leading and comprehensive emerging technology stock analysis and discussion service on Seeking Alpha Marketplace. Currently, we focus on identifying and investing in emerging technologies in the renewable energy, storage, EV, and autonomous vehicle industries. Beyond the Hype is different because it is dedicated to cutting through management and Wall Street commentary and providing fresh and insightful perspectives from a mid-market M&A consultant specializing in the technology and energy industries who's also been an individual Investor for over 25 years. Growth oriented investments primarily in market leaders and technology leaders. Investment philosophy is long term buy and hold with average holding time of several years. I have a keen sense of cutting through management and Investment banker commentary and seeing true value of companies. A lot of my views tend to be controversial for that reason but at the same time remarkably accurate. To get a feel for my writing, readers can puruse a few of my recent against the grain calls:- with extremely high success rates. http://seekingalpha.com/article/3547796-is-it-time-to-buy-sunedison-yet http://seekingalpha.com/article/3545056-8point3-energy-not-agreeing-with-management-commentary http://seekingalpha.com/article/3536926-public-utility-commission-decisions-will-determine-the-future-of-investor-owned-utilities http://seekingalpha.com/article/3507896-sunrun-growing-like-a-weed-and-likely-as-valuable http://seekingalpha.com/article/3501386-solarcitys-gigafab-is-increasingly-looking-like-a-white-elephant http://seekingalpha.com/article/3482766-terraform-power-is-it-time-to-buy-this-yieldco http://seekingalpha.com/article/3474206-hanwha-q-cells-continues-to-underperform http://seekingalpha.com/article/3473136-implications-of-the-interim-net-metering-ruling-in-nevada http://seekingalpha.com/article/3464626-is-there-any-validity-to-solarcitys-claims-that-its-loans-are-not-subprime http://seekingalpha.com/article/3460056-is-the-arbitrage-value-on-vivint-solar-appropriate http://seekingalpha.com/article/3457486-jinkosolar-ignore-the-market-and-buy-the-stock http://seekingalpha.com/article/3451596-canadian-solar-may-suffer-from-yieldco-market-malady http://seekingalpha.com/article/3440646-one-more-chink-in-residential-solar-lease-ppa-business-model http://seekingalpha.com/article/3436436-what-does-bursting-of-the-solar-asset-bubble-have-to-do-with-solarcity http://seekingalpha.com/article/3394615-trading-the-solar-earnings-season http://seekingalpha.com/article/3401145-sunrun-ipo-run-for-the-hills http://seekingalpha.com/article/3357975-insanity-thy-name-is-terraform-global http://seekingalpha.com/article/3208776-arbitrage-play-with-solar-industry-etfs http://seekingalpha.com/research/9110881-casual-analyst/3987216-warning-lights-flashing-brightly-at-rec-silicon-asa http://seekingalpha.com/research/9110881-casual-analyst/3968286-enphase-energy-headed-for-lower-growth-trajectory http://seekingalpha.com/article/3133006-when-will-solarcity-stop-misrepresenting-its-financials
Value-loving investor, if it's a respectable, cyclical small-to-mid cap firm that's fallen on hard times, I very well may be a buyer.
I believe, and am proving, that it's very doable to buy down-trodden sectors and double/triple the index returns.
Coming at you straight from the heart of Oil Country, Calgary, Alberta, Immigrant Financial consists of investment analysts making conviction stock picks. In 2014 we were the only idiots in the province that avoided energy and generated a 70%+ YTD return. We believe in keeping over 50% cash in your portfolio at all times and that focus in investing trumps diversification.
Combined, we have worked in finance since 2007, have passed the CFA Level 1 exam and are actively pursuing the designation. We started trading in 2013 and had a time weighted return of 48.5%. In 2014 our performance is over 80% time weighted and over 70% dollar weighted.
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25 years in energy M&A/Corporate Finance business career. Senior officer for public E&P companies, including MLP, charged with overseeing (at different times) accounting, tax, legal, investment banking/analyst relations, investor relations, as well as business unit with land, engineering, geological and support functions. Used legal background to interface with and direct outside investment bankers, law firms and accounting firms in M&A transactions and offerings. Personal investments and trading 15 years.
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My approximately two decades experience managing money in the futures markets via systematic trading strategies gives me a unique perspective as a trader and advisor. I am vertically integrated, having done it all, from developing systems, to coding integrated trading platforms, to marketing and trading. My innovations in technical analysis are hugely popular and widely used in virtually all commercial technical analysis software and platforms. I am the author of “Beyond Technical Analysis” among many books and articles. You can visit ETFmeter.com or trends.etfmeter.com to see my analysis in action.
Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Hon B.Sc graduate (with distinction) in Science and Economics with over 15 years in investing experience. He holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) designation. TipRanks Top 100 Blogger of 2015 (also 2013, 2014). Seeks undervalued, unappreciated value stock ideas. Follows Warren Buffett's mantra: do not lose money. For a better mobile experience on Seeking Alpha click on the top right menu icon on most browsers and select "request desktop site".
Physical Chemistry Professor Emeritus (retired 6/1/16), deluded into believing that a spreadsheet and 24 years worth of historical data are sufficient to devise a winning trading strategy that focuses primarily on volatility ETFs.
My first experience with investing was just prior to the dot com crash. I read up on momentum investing (how do buy) but not when to sell. You can guess how that turned out.
I began developing my current strategies in 2011, based primarily on my own ideas, available data, and self-taught expertise in programming Excel spreadsheets. The strategies have worked well enough for me to retire from my day job eight years ahead of my original expectations.
Richard is the managing principal of QVM Group LLC, a fee-based investment advisor based in Connecticut, with clients across the country. . QVM manages portfolios uniquely designed for each client on a flat fee basis through the client’s own accounts at Schwab; and provides investment coaching to "do-it-yourself" investors on an hourly fee basis. The investment approach is based on value, asset allocation, expense control, risk management, customizing portfolios to each client's specific circumstances, and regular communication about strategy and absolute and benchmark performance. Richard's extensive experience includes serving having served as a Board Director of Phoenix Investment Counsel, a U.S. pension and mutual funds manager, now Virtus Investment Partners (New York Stock Exchange: VRTS http://www.virtus.com); as Managing Director of Phoenix American Investment in London; and as a Board Director Aberdeen Asset Management PLC in Aberdeen Scotland (London Stock Exchange: ADN http://www.aberdeen-asset.com). He has been a Trustee of a $500 million pension fund, and was a charter investor and member of the Board of Directors of several internet companies, including Lending Tree (NASDAQ: TREE http://www.lendingtree.com) prior to its IPO. He is a 1970 graduate of Dartmouth College. QVM Group LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor. Visit the QVM Group website. (http://www.qvmgroup.com). Follow him on Twitter: @QVMinvest
MLPData is the leading site dedicated to providing investors with greater transparency into the full universe of Master Limited Partnerships and fund products. Our belief is that Master Limited Partnership's offer a very unique investment opportunity in light of the transformation of the North American Energy Landscape coupled with the unique tax considerations associated with distributions.
We are an independent and privately owned firm, launched by an entrepreneurial team with decades of experience in providing financial content and investment management services. Our objective is to expand the knowledge and investor interest in Master Limited Partnerships that are publicly traded, and the associated investment products such as Closed End Funds, Exchange Traded Notes and Funds and Mutual Funds.
Scott Grannis was Chief Economist from 1989 to 2007 at Western Asset Management Company, a Pasadena-based manager of fixed-income funds for institutional investors around the globe. He was a member of Western's Investment Strategy Committee, was responsible for developing the firm's domestic and international outlook, and provided consultation and advice on investment and asset allocation strategies to CFOs, Treasurers, and pension fund managers. He specialized in analysis of Federal Reserve policy and interest rate forecasting, and spearheaded the firm's research into Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Prior to joining Western Asset, he was Senior Economist at the Claremont Economics Institute, an economic forecasting and consulting service headed by John Rutledge, from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was Principal at Leland O'Brien Rubinstein Associates, a financial services firm that specialized in sophisticated hedging strategies for institutional investors.
Visit his blog: Calafia Beach Pundit (http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/)
Charles Rotblut, CFA is the editor of the AAII Journal, the flagship publication of The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). Charles provides both insight about individual investor sentiment and market analysis. He is also the author of "Better Good than Lucky: How Savvy Investors Create Fortune with the Risk-Reward Ratio" (W&A Publishing/Trader's Press).
I rub shoulders with the brightest and sharpest financial minds on a full-time basis. I have made great calls, I have made stupid calls over the course of my career as a professional investment executive.
As a student of the market, I use my educational background in psychology and business to understand the market environment and identify opportunities for generating performance. I have completed my MBA, obtained my CFA charter and I am a licensed derivatives trader.
My biggest aspiration for contributing on SA is to shine a light on stocks, bonds and volatility instruments so that the readers may learn and profit. I also find writing to be quite stimulative and helps me improve my thought process, which is a huge bonus.