Americano: what are we doing? Quote: "It is well enough that people of our American nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." Disclaimer: My articles and comments do not contain investment recommendations or personal investment advice to any specific person for any particular purpose. Any article or comment is not, and should not be regarded as investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular security or course of action. Do your own research or obtain suitable personal advice. You are responsible for your own investment decisions. Any information I publish is not a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell securities, nor am I a registered investment advisor. Investing carries risk of loss and is not suitable for all individuals.
* Hello my friends, I frequently make bad investment decisions based on faulty and/or biased information learned on stock message boards and Seeking Alpha articles.
* My investment thesis is to buy high; hold on too long, and then when it's too late I panic sell for a massive loss.
* My investment advice to my handful of loyal followers is not to do any of these things, and you will find success enough to purchase a new certified-used car, and attract a wife of slightly above average physical appearance, and acceptable weight.
I am a 56 yr old retired Financial Adviser, I started investing when I was ~8 and have been fairly successful. I have been posting much more than I had anticipated, being I have been an active investor/broker for so long I have begun to enjoy immensely adding and helping to educate and clarify.
The above was written in 2011 (I was 50) however today 2017 the market has changed dramatically, the Fed who for 4-5 years said the rate cuts were NOT to increase equity prices but rather to keep the economy liquid, then in Jan 2016 ex Fed Governor Fisher says "The gains we at the Fed graciously provided has ended so be prepared to pay the piper" hhmm, how they become honest once they aren't getting paid to lie any longer. I've expected a drop in the market and have been very wrong (won't say early) however when the drop does come it will be farther and faster than expected. Always keep some powder dry and don't lose all the hard earned gains by being greedy, take some profits when possible
9/2016. looks like growth in technology ( the cloud, artificial intelligence,self driving cars, VR, data cntrs) will continue to drive AVGO, NVDA, QCOM higher, but the best developing opportunity may be in eReits, as rates go up, many will find themselves under water on buys the last few yrs. On health care, while it would be hard to get a cap on drug prices through congress, a decrease in benefits via medicare and ACA, will accomplish the same thing, by giving people less to spend, so I am not interested in any new health care purchases, no matter what the story.
The Teutonic Knight retired as senior lead staff engineer from a US Fortune 500 technology corporation. He earned a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering science (intensive option) from the University of British Columbia, and a Master's degree (First Class) in satellite communications engineering, from the University of Ottawa, respectively. Having practiced space mission system engineering in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) with the Canadian and U.S. governments for decades, he was elected a Lifetime Senior Member of the IEEE (LSMIEEE).
I am retired from Stanford U where I was a Financial Analyst. I looking to preserve my wealth and also generate income from my portfolio for living expenses. I am looking into dividend growth investing which shows promise to provide some insulation from the schizo fluctuations of the stock market.
Scoots, an eleven pound shih tzu, loves to dart and zoom. His owner, a retired attorney, loves to do the same in search of highly desirable investments.
He practices VIGOR. Value + Income + Growth = Optimum Returns. This appraoch is intended to provide a diversified portfolio resulting in optimum returns for the risk assumed.
Value holdings are generally stocks selling below apparent fair value. Income holdings can include DGI stocks, MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, bonds, and bond funds. Growth holdings include primarily equities growing faster in price (and possibly yield as well) than those in their sector. (Some cash is held for security purposes and "dry powder".)
Value holdings might include the large banks, such as BAC and C; T; and INTC. Income holdings could include anything from JNJ; to MLP EPD; to REIT COR; to CEF PCI; to Bond Fund PONDX; to Treasuries. Growth holdings might include FB, GOOGL, AMZN, BABA, and AAOI. The ideal holdings will have characteristics of all three areas, such as ABBV, BIP, AVGO, MSFT, AAPL, BX, and HD. (All as of June 1, 2017.)
I work as the CIO & Managing Partner at BlackVault Investments, LP. I currently oversee an aggregate investment portfolio that employs an event driven value strategy that includes multiple event driven investments built around a relative alpha value portfolio. I am involved in investor due diligence, asset allocation, and investment strategy implementation. I also am involved in developing business strategy and management
My name is Nicholas Rahn. I'm the developer of StockMarketEye, a portfolio management software designed to make it easy to keep track of all your investments in one place. As a full-time software developer and a part-time entrepreneur, I've had the pleasure of working in the IT industry for over 20 years in companies ranging in size from startups to large corporations. I invest for the long-term and am overweight the technology sector.