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HH What We Can Learn From Jamie Dimon And Warren Buffett
Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) - posted a thought-provoking editorial to the Wall Street Journal. Here are a few things we can learn from it to improve our investing outcomes going forward.
4 Reasons Why Enterprise Software Firms Can Be Great Investments
Over the last 30-40 years, this industry has produced some of the best long-term performers in the entire stock market, and yet today, there is more opportunity than ever. This industry is enterprise software.
3 Reasons To Avoid Retail Store Stocks
We are going to continue to build out our list of "red dot" industries, best avoided when talking about "buy-to-hold" investments. To that list, we add an industry that pretty much everyone is familiar with: brick-and-mortar physical retail stores.
Why Payment Processing Is An Industry To Invest In
The entire cohort of companies in the payment processing industry are usually good places to start to look for solid, long-term investment holdings.
How Our Tracking Portfolios Did In March
After over a year of straight monthly advances for the stock market, February and March have both been down months.
Roku's Business Is Not What You Think
Few consumer trends of the past decade have been as pronounced as the shift away from the broadcast, "live" model of programming to the video-on-demand (VOD), or streaming, model.


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Why I Am Never Going To Own A Home Again
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I liked the article, but you don't have kids do you? :)

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Alexander Online Properties / MagicDiligence.com
January 2008 - Present (10 years 8 months)
Research and write about stocks from Joel Greenblatt's "Magic Formula Investing" screening and investment strategy. Fully developed custom website. Desktop and mobile layouts, graphics, content management system, stock screening and statistical tools, and automated data back end. Technologies: HTML 5, CSS 3, PHP using Rain templates, jQuery, AJAX using XML, mySQL, and cron automation.
Senior Applications Engineer
Atmel Corporation
January 1997 - December 2012 (16 years 2 months)
Developed numerous internal web-delivered applications: defect tracking system, automated email distribution tool, personnel management system, die size estimation tool, cell development tracking system. Technologies: HTML, CSS, object-oriented Javascript, Oracle and Postgres integration. Lead developer and primary support contact on several large integrated circuit CAD applications and automated design flows. Technologies: C (GCC), Perl, Tcl/Tk.


University of Maryland College Park
1993 / 1998
Computer Science


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Researching and recommending the best value stock investing opportunities in Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula Investing and similar screens.