Started investing while in school with $700. With my investments and hard work I retired at the age of 47. Now enjoying traveling, investing and not having to work. Now on my own schedule. I am not into the high flyer's, the 'fad' of the quarter stocks. Enjoy finding stocks that are true values, and look for investment idea's a bit out of the norm. I like maximum potential, visionary stocks and opportunities often unknown by the average investor and media. Enjoy investing internationally and in dull predictable dividend stocks, MLP's of all types (oh my!), shipping stocks, and REIT's/Yieldco's.
I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site:
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I would like to thank Seeking Alpha's editorial staff for giving me a start in this profession. In particular I would like to thank George Moriarty and Eli Hoffman.
I will contribute still to Seeking Alpha from time to time as the opportunity presents itself.
The picture is a young man pole-vaulting a bull in Pamplona, Spain, as part of the festivities around the annual running of the bulls. "Play with the bull, avoid the horns."
A native Floridian who is retired and spends his time reading newspapers, magazines, playing with his Macs, gardening and doing very little that is truly useful. I have always had a broad interest in a wide variety of areas.
I've always had an interest in investing. Up until a few years ago, my investments were mainly in mutual funds, ETFs, Apple and a few other companies.
Just an average guy, a geek by trade doing the daily grind like average guys do and trying to make some $$ in the process. Stocks and investments are my true passion. .....Recently left my "9-5" to trade full time. Let's drink to progress...!
Gareth Hatch is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. He is interested in helping people to understand the challenges associated with the growing demand for rare-earth elements [REEs] and other critical and strategic materials, and how those challenges affect market sectors throughout the entire technology supply chain. Gareth is also a co-founder of Innovation Metals Corp, a private Canadian company that has developed the low-cost RapidSX process for the separation and purification of critical metals. He is based in the suburbs of Manchester, UK.
For several years Gareth was Director of Technology at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, where he led a team focused on the design & application of innovative magnetic devices and systems, in order to solve real engineering problems in the aerospace, defense, medical, data storage, oil & gas, renewables and industrial sectors. He holds five US patents on a variety of magnetic devices.
A two-time graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK, Gareth has a B.Eng. (Hons) in Materials Science & Technology and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Materials, focused on rare-earth permanent-magnet materials. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Gareth is Newsletter Editor of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He is Founder of the Magnetism & Electromagnetics Interest Group and Strategic Materials Network, both at Linkedin.com, and is a member of the Strategic Materials Advisory Council. Email: ghatch-(at)-techmetalsresearch.com [replace the -(at)- with @].
I am new to investments in REE. But I am very long in what I believe to be the most promising and overlooked company in the REE industry. This company is Stans Energy. TSXV:RUU and on the U.S. OTCQX:HREEF. I believe Stans will be first HREE producer outside of China. Stans purchased a company that produced 80% for the former USSR REE requirements. Do your DD. I believe you will be surprised at the potential of Stans.
I am a full-time trader and investor for my own proprietary accounts only. I have no direct or indirect interest in attracting clients of any kind. My primary investing interests reside in the equity markets of the US, Norway, Canada, Australia, and Singapore, with overweight positions in natural resources and energy-related companies.
After earning an MBA from the Harvard Business School, I held assignments in marketing, and later in line management, at several of the world's largest financial institutions. After the 2008 economic crisis, I also tried to help reform the U.S. lending industry by advancing the cause of covered bonds as an alternative to mortgage-backed securities. Those efforts included co-founding a specialized online news publication.
As you read my postings in Seeking Alpha, please bear in mind:
1) I describe what I am seeing from my own vantage point. My expression of views is not intended as "advice" to anyone. Not SA readers. Not friends. Not family members. I have never told anyone to buy, sell or hold anything in particular.
2) Any thought or opinion I share is solely with the intent to help a reader arrive at his or her own conclusions. My only motivation is to "give back" stock research ideas, in appreciation for what I have learned from so many SA commenters and authors.
3) I always make clear in comments when I have a long position in a stock. If I sell a stock I have commented on because I have developed new doubts about it, I try to make a new comment to that effect somewhere on SA. I am also direct about positions which I hold underwater. I do not take short positions on individual stocks.