An engineer by trade, I am an individual investor with over 25 years of experience in the markets. This time period includes the 1987 crash (of nearly 25% in one day), the Reagan bull market, the bear market in the early nineties, the continuation of the bull market in the late 90’s, the dot com bust, and the housing bubble and bust. I have experience in stocks, bonds, warrants, options, hard commodities, investment partnerships, and S corporations.
In creating this weblog, I wished to share some of my experience and strategies with others. I’ve found that many lessons in the market require you to lose money before you really believe them (see options trading), but I thought that some people might like to hear about some of the lessons I’ve learned and maybe avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made.
I also provide what I consider a fairly unique strategy for the individual starting out with just a small portfolio since most of the advice already out there is suited for people who already have millions in the bank. As I go, I’ll also offer some strategies for 401k investing, since many have now become investors by default and there is little help available, and some strategies for preserving wealth once you have obtained enough money to protect. For more information on the blog, please see the “About the Small Investor Blog” page, accessible from the home page.
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I am not a financial planner and I do not intend my posts to be financial planning advice, just information about how to trade securities, lessons learned, a strategy for growing wealth quickly, and some basic information. Investing involves risk and loss of capital is possible – it is not for everyone. You should seek the advice of professional advisors and/or do your own research before making any investment decision.