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A Top Notch Play In The Cloud Software Mega-Trend
While it's not the most glamorous thing in the world, all businesses - particularly large scale enterprises - need efficient service operations.
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3 Attractive Industries For Investment
Let's take a look at a few industries that - while every participant in them certainly isn't of "green dot" caliber - they still provide attractive characteristics that could produce a few select companies definitely worth a look.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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January 2008 - Present (10 years 11 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.
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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.

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University of Maryland College Park
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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.