Jim Gobetz, Managing Partner at Wallingford Trust, couldn’t trade a more different style than me. He is a longer-term fundamental trader. I am a short-term, active, intraday trader.
Jim subscribes to just about every news and research source you could imagine. I subscribe to www.briefing.com. Oh and also ESPN Insider.
@aiki14 makes decisions on his positions based on information that he concludes will affect the price of commodities, equities, options or other financial products. I trade only equities. I trade stocks with fresh news, but then seek confirmation of my biases from the intraday trend and order flow.
Mr. Gobetz lives in Wallingford, PA, the suburbs, population 15,000 and voted by Money Magazine recently as the ninth best place to live in the country. My firm is located in the heart of Wall Street (can you still admit this?)
Jim trades with massive, heart-pounding size. I trade no more than four lots per trade.
@aiki14 orders others to make most of his trades. I use my fingers.
Jim has the genetic advantage of not requiring much sleep. I just awoke after my normal and required 7 hours.
Mr. Gobetz runs assets of $1.6 Billion dollars. Uhmmm…… I trade with less?
Mr. Gobetz flies in private planes. I fly commercial- usually in coach, though I do prefer the extra leg room offered by JetBlue.
Mr. Gobetz searches for trading patterns that make sense to him. I search for trading patterns that make sense to me. A match? Zoinks!
@aiki14 and I do the exact same thing! We find trading patterns that make sense to us.