If you are looking to make money in the stock market, shore up your personal finances, discover things that will save/make you money in the years ahead, or just want to have a little fun with life, then I invite you to follow me.
I have been immersed in the stock market since my early teens. While many of my peers viewed the market as a elite and mysterious force best suit for anyone else I have tenaciously clung to the belief that anyone could and should have a place at the financial dinner table.
I chose to be an lifetime entrepreneur and in the past was president and CEO of a company I took public but my first love has always been stock investing and trading. I've never ceased to learn as a common man might about every aspect the stock market has to offer. And in that common thread, I still believe that exposure and education is the key to expelling those fears of the financial world I astutely observed as a young man.
Remaining true to the ideal that prosperity should be earned rather than just an offshoot of breeding or position, I have always put the success of others above my own and that idea still compels me today.
Now, with the advent of the Internet, I have found a home passing on those little tidbits of profitable knowledge that before now must have been passed down through a Ivy-League education or through conversation at the dinner table; a conversation seldom had these days.Mi Casa, Su Casa
Welcome to the family and welcome to my home. Think of yourself as family. From one family member to another, feel free to ask questions, make comments, suggest a topic or concept might interest you, and generally engage in the dinner conversation as it is your own.
I request comments include no links to spam, be on target, and have some other redeeming value. To me redeeming value is presented in the form of engaging in civilised spirited discourse, a tip to further education, questions that, when answered, can advance one’s knowledge of any subject at hand, and/or friendly banter. Tolerance to other types of comments will be arbitrary.
My first real blog was/is Financial Widgets.
Financial Widgets is the home to my "Trading To A Million Virtual Portfolio (TTAM)". It is a casual, eclectic blog aimed at doing just what it’s tag line says. “Stock Market, Money, and Fun” isn’t just a tag line but a commitment to it’s readers to educate, entice, encourage and add a little wonderment to the oft-times day to day slog through the politics and pressures of financial life. Often, it is a walk to a wild side of the my sub-conscious covering anything from macro-economics,science, to the lightest,. most irrelevant and obscure humor (irony included). Currently Financial Widgets is on a mostly extended hiatus (since 2010) while I develop other projects and learn new skills that will make it even easier for me to pass along to others those things I have found to be of value. Financial Widgets has never been a commercial endevour. This was by choice so if you choose to visit please remember that there are no sponsored posts, no ads of any type, and no warranties of any kind. If you see something that should not be there please drop me a line and let me know. Trading To A Million Virtual Portfolio (TTAM)
If you choose to wander over to Financial Widgets, consider checking out the "Trading To A Million" virtual portfolio. It was started with a very simple concept. Patrick wanted to show anyone that might be interested in stock trading how it’s sister activity, option trading, could be profitable with very little money at the start. (Update 10/XX/2014: Current studies have improved the efficiencies of the trading style to allow for reliable market entries with a starting portfolio of only $200. Stay tuned.)
It’s inaugural balance on August 18th, 2008 was only $2000 but in not quite two years it’s value ballooned to over $272,205 as of August 13th, 2010. It’s simple concepts were ingrained in every trade ever posted. It deals with one stock (An ETF actually) and one way to trade the options on that stock. The trades are presented as they were made and the making of it helped make me a better day-trader. The method is uncomplicated and easy to learn. Studying it won’t make you a world-class trader but it might get you started. Please see Financial Widgets About page for the trading disclaimer.
"This Nation was built by men who took risks - pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action." ~Brooks Atkinson