Keeping Up with CAPS Folks
I saw that David in Qatar and Chris Graley made 'catching up' posts, so I thought, "why not me?" Actually, I've been meaning to do this for awhile. Except this post is more about keeping up with people I've met on CAPS.
As some of you might have noticed, I haven't been blogging here much lately. I still occasionally contribute over at Seeking Alpha and on my own economics blog Malthusian Nectar. But as activity and viewership here on CAPS has dwindled, so has my activity.
All the same, this is such a fantastic community and a great asset for TMF, and I feel like it's being neglected. I wouldn't be nearly as good of an investor without CAPS. For that reason, I'd love to keep up with many of you people I've met over this site.
The Life of Jakila
So what's going on with me?
Graduated with my MBA in May. Life has been a rollercoaster since then.
Had a couple of business ideas that failed, including a small business consulting practice. When I say "fail", I really mean that I spent a month or two exploring the ideas, found them uneconomical (too much effort for too little reward). Now I'm working on Plan C.
My investment performance has been great. After about three years, I'm around an 18.8% annualized return. The S&P 500 is around 9.9% for the same time frame. My risk metrics are very similar to the S&P 500 suggesting that my risk-adjusted returns are far superior.
The main reason I wanted to post is because there's so many people here I'd like to keep up with. I've encountered so many incredible people here, and I've learned a lot, as well. People like checklist, TastyLunch, Deej,TMFBabo, tenmiles, zzlangerhans, chk999, floridabuilder, anticitrade, zzlangerhans, and I could go on and on. My "favorites" list here is littered with people I have quite a bit of respect for, and would like to keep up with.
If anyone wants to keep up, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . In the subject line, make sure to enter "Jakila CAPS".
Sorry for this complicated procedure. I have my reasons for not posting real contact info here on CAPS, but would like to stay in touch with a lot of people here.