I am a last year Bachelors of Science student in Finance at Coventry University. Investing and finance is my main focus. For most of my life I have been deeply interested in many fields, but my endeavours were mainly of scientific, experimental and mathematical nature, and after taking part in many fields and succeeding in some already (Photography, art), I found that finance (Investing and forecasting) best harnesses multidisciplinary competence and most directly converts intuitive and intellectual efforts into reward. I have interests in everything that works; both qualitative and quantitative finance - (hedged) portfolio management, equity investing, fundamental and technical analysis, mathematical modelling, automation. I dedicate plenty of free time to reading, programming and investing/following the markets. I have used python to program stochastic portfolio optimization, stock charting and technical analysis (MACD, RSI, ATR, SMA/EMA, Bollinger Bands, etc), and in procress of combining these programs to automate stock tracking and some of the analysis workflow.
I have a ~300% total return passive equity investment portfolio, started in 2014, with a medium to long term horizon (return calculation does not consider withdrawals).
The gains were mainly from a few long term forecasts based on fundamental analysis and several short term trend trades. I have also experienced several significant losing trades which have taught me discipline, importance of absolute impulse control and taking a systematic approach. On the side I also ocassionally trade physical goods (individually re-sell used electronics), it was one of my main sources of passive income throughout university.