ScottPercival

Scott Percival

Scott is a former licensed trader and trading instructor at Fidelity Investments, and has traded equities, fixed income and options for his own account since 1989. In 2004 he added FOREX trading to the mix, and rumor has it that he soon fell in love with the concept of the carry trade. A self-described math geek, Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and has worked both as an engineer and as a software developer. He authors The Capitalist Trader, a blog focusing on the use of statistical research in support of trading. When he's not blogging, researching or writing for The Motley Fool, Scott is probably either playing RuneScape, at the gym, watching science fiction or (most likely) asleep.

General Information

Name:
Scott Percival
Fool Since:
March 26 2014
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
CANSLIM/Momentum
Portfolio Size:
Small (1-3 Stocks)

Investing Favorites

Boards:
InvestorsHub, ForexFactory
Books:
How To Buy Stocks, Trader Vic, Market Wizards, How to Make Money In Stocks, Complete Options Toolkit
People:
William O'Neil, Jack Schwager, Victor Sperandeo, Robert Lichello

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
DDD
Worst Investment:
MBLX

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Northeastern University
Former Jobs
Engineer, Trader, Trading Instructor, Systems Analyst

Interests

My Interests:
Mathematics, science, economics, finance
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Red Sox
Favorite Movies:
Wall Street, Contact, The Sound of Music, A Few Good Men, The Man From Earth, Red Dawn, We the Living
Favorite Board Games:
Tactics-II
Favorite Video Games:
RuneScape
Favorite Music or Musicians:
New Wave, Shoe Gazer, Symphonic Metal,
Great Books Read Recently:
We the Living
Book Currently Reading:
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations