I have lived a number of places during my life, from Butzbach Germany, to Gold Beach Oregon.
To me, Life is a series of moments. Those moments are gained from the experience of the events happening around me. I have been a “Jack of All Trades” in this life time.
My personal resume includes working for Macy’s in a Ralf Lauren Polo sub store, and at Macy’s SF on the main floor. Life is more than beautiful people, I once held a job installing 20″ diameter underground pipelines, which is a nice way of saying I have dug ditches for a living.
I have spent 4 fire seasons as a US Forest Service hand crewman. This included about 14 months of living in a sleeping bag in a tent on the ground. I have fought forest fires in Oregon, Northern & Southern Cali, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana & Nevada. That experience motivated me to work for Franklin Templeton which was my introduction to the Capital Markets.
It was my experience with glass ceilings in Corp America at E-Trade that motivated me to co-launch DYDD Capital LLC. In 2006, Forbes designated me the top stock picker of 2005. During the crash of 2008, I was the portfolio manager of two hedge funds. My two funds both returned double-digit positive results.
Unlike Bernie, I was audited by a real firm each year, and have the trading stubs to prove my trades. I retired to the beach for a sabbatical in 2009, and have never returned in a full time capacity.
I have enjoyed writing for MoneyMorning.com in the past, as their Global Equity specialist. I have been published by The Australian as a counter to their publishing the EU Climate Change Director.
I currently am living in California again, with my wife and kids.
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