Private Banking Credit Manager that started as a pure long term stock picker and have evolved into a trend trader. I'm interested lately in technical systems that identify short to long term trends. Not looking to capture a trade at the very bottom or at the very top, but to ride 80% of the wave or so before it crashes on the shore. Otherwise I am a fairly serious runner and golfer and general bon vivant.
CVN-76. .U.S. Navy for life!
Hope someday very soon to move abroad. Very sad and heartbreaking to see what this country has become
' It is what it is "
Each day we live is a gift, so thank God in the morning for another day of life, and thank God in the evening for getting you through the day. Tomorrow is not a promise, merely a chance.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
I am a recent biotech investor with a fading education in general biology and a couple year stint studying a medical technology some twenty years ago. Medicine and especially biotech really pique my interest and there is so much happening in the equity scene these last couple years that I find myself reading and perusing volumes of literature.
Long only investor in biotech and cannabis sectors, mostly. Will venture away from those sectors for any high value proposition. BA in Economics from UCLA 1991. Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1997. Two-time World Series Of Poker Bracelet winner, back to back, 2005. Attorney at Law, California Bar, admitted 1997. Daily investor/trader. Contrarian. Long AYA, AG, SD, GOOGL.
Well what about me. I retired in Oct. of 2011 at the age of 56. Retirement came from two avenues, 1) I was a Mechanical Engineer in the past, ended up in Vegas building large Casino Projects as Lead ME. At the time, the bonus structures were very good and I invested most. 2) my oldest son started, built and then sold a very successful and profitable computer game company. Together, this allowed us to purchase a small ranch/farm in the Pacific Northwest where I raise Arabian Horses and I am starting a Sustainable Beef Cattle Business. I consider myself a "Latent Cowboy". My Family backround was in Ranching when I was a child.
I spend most my time ranching (in the building phase right now) plus I also manage my portfolio. I had substantial cash from bonuses and some gaming winnings at the the time of the crash. This allowed me to purchase a number of very solid stocks at rock bottom prices, some of which I still hold and others that I have turned.
I tend to invest in things I know, use my common sense and do massive amounts of home work. Lately, I have been shifting my holdings a away from a more dividend based mix to growth stocks. I use about 40% of the base for higher risk stocks to keep things interesting.
beginner trader , but im not stupid.
haters who post articles to bad mouth and sway opinion:
(pulled from MJNA article) "short sellers who have made it a priority to relentlessly attack our Company as well as its executives for their own personal monetary gains; delays in reporting; individuals who do not like our industry as a whole and difficulties in getting products launched." michelle sides
Contributors acknowledge the hype but deny the link...
Alan Brochstein Comments (4930)
They could both be true.
"MJNA is the most widely followed on SA by far."
You can verify that by plugging in the various tickers and seeing how many receive email alerts. "
watch out who you take your advice from....
I trade Equities, small caps, etf's. Started: 10/2012.
Very small and working very hard to keep any loss to my tiny portfolio no more than 3%.
I am working daily reading and absorbing as much information as I can.
My goal is to be able to find the right longs I consider an investment, shorter term longs, the right shorts (20% of portfolio) and generate income with options.
If anyone knows a good mentor or classes on options I would appreciate a little support to head in the right direction. Send me a message.
I came to learn and to make money and I don't want a shark as my mentor, I want a panther.
Providing insight and education to investors on the unique business of AVT, Inc. Manufactures of high tech automated retail machines that can dispense a wide variety of products from snacks, drinks, pharmaceuticals, gold coins, electronics, carpet cleaning machines, propane tanks, etc. We continue to develop innovative systems that provide operators with efficient methods to increase revenues, reduce shrinkage, and be remotely managed wirelessly.
First off, I view the entire monetary and financial system as something of a Ponzi scheme. Starting with currency that is debt, and running straight though a global economic model that is based on a premise of infinite growth in a finite world. This won't end well. I'd go a step further and suggest that our materialistic value and belief system is another way in which we're building castles on sand... but I digress.
I view that markets as a casino, and frankly, I like gambling. So I rather enjoy the game, and love reading Seeking Alpha and anything that feeds my appetite for knowledge and insight. I prefer technical analysis to fundamental analysis because I find the "behavioral" side of investing more interesting than longer term projections based on numerical analysis.
I believe in micro-caps. I believe the market rewards growth above all else, and growth is easiest and most explosive when a company is young and small. As a company matures, its growth inevitably slows. Microcap stocks tend to be extremely volatile so I believe strongly in taking profits on the way up (or exiting quickly if the entry point proves poor). I attempt to buy stocks that are pulling back in the midst of a longer term uptrend. I hold anywhere from hours to years, but usually in the 3-6 month range.
I committed every investing cardinal sin between first entering the markets in 1999 and 2002, losing 90% of my money. Since then, I've found an approach that works reasonably well for me. My average return has been about 25% annually since 2003.
AlphaBravo believes worldwide oil supply will not keep pace with worldwide oil demand given a functioning world economy. Since the United States imports 65% of its oil, the impact of future oil supply/demand fundamentals will be particularly harsh on the American economy and American equity markets.
AlphaBravo believes the only domestic fuel capable of signficantly reducing foreign oil imports is natural gas. Natural gas is abundant, clean, and cheap.
Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com