About Stockaholic

So you want to know a little bit about me, eh? Well, I’ll keep it brief and I’ll try to stay focused on what exactly you might be interested in knowing about me, which I’m guessing is the usual background check, i.e., education, professional experience, investing style. So, without further ado, I present… myself.

As far as educational background goes, I completed two degrees in university, one in business and the other in computer science. Post university, I went on to complete a number of securities industry designations to further advance my knowledge of the capital markets and investing.

I currently work in the capital markets community on Bay Street for a major securities dealer. I have been in the industry for a few years now in various capacities (equity research, sales and trading, derivatives) and have been an active trader/investor for nearly 5 years.

When it comes to investing I am a fundamentalist through and through. My specialty is Canadian and US stocks and options and I typically invest for the long-term and rarely trade on a short-term basis. I believe that investing for the long-term requires a great deal of due diligence and that one should endeavor to learn everything possible about a company before making an investment. To me this only makes good sense. The stock market is a risky place and many people have lost everything simply because they didn’t understand what they were buying.  That being said, I do pay attention to technical indicators to help validate my buy or sell decisions – let’s face it, whether or not you believe in technical analysis, a good portion of market participants trade based on technical analysis… so it’s essentially a self fulfilling prophecy. When investing in stocks I don’t really focus on any particular sector… but given my background in computer science, I do find I tend to feel most comfortable researching tech stocks.

Well that about does it for my very brief “about me” page. If there is anything else you’d like to know about me, please feel free to email me at Stockaholic@TradersCorner.ca