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Growing up, I had the benefit of learning from my father, Robert Feirman, real estate investor and founder of The Feirman Corporation.  Dad has invested in and operated apartment, office and retail properties for 30 years.  I learned a lot from him and benefitted by ... more

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UBER Is Crushing It, But The Stock Is Short-Term Overbought
Uber Technologies reported another strong quarter this morning and I now believe the stock will be a long-term winner, but it’s overbought in the short-term.
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CMG Shares Are Too Hot To Handle
No doubt Chipotle Mexican Grill is a great company. They dominate the fast-casual space with quick, high-quality food at a reasonable price.
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The Return Of History: China And Taiwan
What if China goes after Taiwan? While I’m not qualified to speculate on this kind of thing, it should be on your radar as a citizen and investor.
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Market Preview For The Week Of Feb. 6-10: Uber & PayPal
Thankfully, next week will slow down from last week’s pace so that we can catch our breath. There are a couple of earnings reports that I’ll be focusing on: Uber and PayPal. These are important companies in the secular trend toward a digital economy.
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Back To Reality: The Earnings Recession Has Arrived
Apple's evenue declined 5.5% and Net Income 13.4% from a year ago, misses on both the top and bottom line.
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The Bear Market Has Been Canceled
With the stock market surging higher, and key technical indicators turning bullish, it’s hard not to believe that the bear market has been canceled.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AIG American International Group Inc
AMBA Ambarella Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AXP American Express Company
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
BBY Best Buy Co.
BGPIQ BORDERS GROUP INC
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CCL Carnival Corporation
CMCSA Comcast Corp. Class A Common Stock
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
COF Capital One Financial Corporation
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
DIG ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
EBAY eBay Inc.
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
FDX FedEx Corporation
FNMA Fannie Mae
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GPRO GoPro, Inc.
GRMN Garmin Ltd.
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc.
HON Honeywell International Inc.
HTZZ Hertz SEE HTZGQ
IMAX Imax Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
IYF iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
JACK Jack In The Box Inc.
LEN Lennar Corporation
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
MAR Marriott International Inc.
MCD McDonald's Corporation
META Meta Platforms, Inc. (Formerly Facebook, Now META))
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NKE Nike Inc.
NVDA Nvidia Corporation
NWS News Corporation
OUTR Outerwall Inc.
PFCB P.F.Chang's China Bistro Inc.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SHLD Sears Holdings Corporation
SKS Saks Incorporated
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
VMW VMware Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
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Founder & CEO
Top Gun Financial Planning
August 2006 - Present (16 years 9 months)

Manage stock portfolios for individuals. Use fundamental, technical and macro criteria for investment selection. My goal is capital appreciation.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
UC Davis
September 2003 - June 2004 (10 months)

Ran my own sections. Graded papers. Held office hours. For Contemporary Ethical Issues and Critical Thinking courses.

Research Associate
Economic Analysis
July 2000 - July 2002 (2 years 1 month)

Data entry, analysis and chart creation with Excel. Interacted with Phd economists in preparation for expert witness testimony in economic litigation.

Intern
Morgan Stanley
June 1999 - February 2000 (9 months)

Cold calls to previous contacts of the broker I worked under.

Education

University of California, Davis
M.A.
2003 / 2005
Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
B.A.
1995 / 2000
Philosophy

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