My name’s Dave and I spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing about stocks. I started using technical analysis about 10years ago and I swear by it. I specialize in obscure companies that are under the radar of most individuals. I also study the major ETFs which track indices, commodities, bonds and currencies, as well as specific sectors.
I grew up in the midwest and attended the Carlson School of Management on the west bank at the University of Minnesota. I’ve since moved to Utah for the skiing. It’s beautiful out here and I’m not leaving anytime soon.
Let’s see… Some of my other hobbies include playing guitar, shooting pool, and mountain biking. I have a genuine hatred for politics. When asked about religion, I tell people I’m an atheistic perennial philosopher. I like the idea of zero population growth. Wasting water is a definite pet peeve of mine. Epictetus is my muse. I am opinionated by nature, but I try hard not to pass judgment. For you know, the golden rule is pretty cool.
What else… I think food and travel are worth splurging on. I enjoy a good game of chess. My Myers-Briggs personality type is that of an ISTJ. I’ve smuggled ‘real beer’ across state lines. I’m a scorpio born in the year of the snake, during the month of the pig, at the time of the sheep. I will go out of my way for live music, and I like to write, but I like to read a lot more.
“Useful trees are cut down. Useless ones survive. The same is true of people. The strong are conscripted. The beautiful are exploited. Those who are too plain to be noticed are the ones who survive. They are left alone and safe. But what if we ourselves are among such plain persons? Though others may neglect us, we should not think of ourselves as being without value. We must not accept the judgment of others as the measure of our own self-worth…. Thus, to be considered useless is not a reason for despair, but an opportunity. It is the chance to live without interference and to express one’s own individuality.” — The Taoist Path