Carmine Pirone

Carmine Pirone is an individual investor who lives in Houston. He manages his own portfolio as well as investments for friends and family. His biggest long is the care and well being of his two daughters. You can also find him on Twitter @CramersShirt.

Recent Articles By The Author

Here's Why Apple Is Worth a Lot Less Than You Think

Here's Why Apple Is Worth a Lot Less Than You Think

Think Apple looks cheap at depressed levels following a challenging quarter? It actually might not be as cheap as you think. Let me explain: Get out your calculator.

How to Make Money by Listening Closely to Quarterly Earnings Calls

How to Make Money by Listening Closely to Quarterly Earnings Calls

You may think it's boring to listen to companies' conference calls or pore over the transcripts, but it's one of the smartest things you can do.

Everyone Calm Down: Here's Why This Market Will Turn Out Just Fine

Everyone Calm Down: Here's Why This Market Will Turn Out Just Fine

Everyone is panicking too much in this market. Here's why you should stop panicking and realize that things will be okay.

The Best Manager of Your Money Is You, Not Bill Ackman

The Best Manager of Your Money Is You, Not Bill Ackman

The latest hedge fund investment to blow up -- Bill Ackman's bet on Valeant -- just goes to show that there are few people you should trust with your investments.

Prepare for a Crash, Even If You Don't Think It's Coming

Prepare for a Crash, Even If You Don't Think It's Coming

Jeffrey Gundlach doesn't have an optimistic view of the markets this year. Even if you don't agree, here's how you should think about preparing.

‘Risk’ Isn't a Four-Letter Word If You Want Your Portfolio to Grow

‘Risk’ Isn't a Four-Letter Word If You Want Your Portfolio to Grow

Risk can be scary, but you're going to have to learn to embrace it if you want to build your nest egg.

Investing Is So Much Easier If You Follow This One Simple Rule

Investing Is So Much Easier If You Follow This One Simple Rule

I wish there was a magic formula for investing. There isn't. So here's a tip that can save you a lot of heartache: Have a process.

Who Is to Blame For Your Trading Losses? You Are

Who Is to Blame For Your Trading Losses? You Are

It's you who presses the 'bid' button, so take ownership of your trades -- both the good and bad.

Sometimes the Best Short Is Simply Not Being Long

Sometimes the Best Short Is Simply Not Being Long

Investors shouldn't rob themselves of other gains in their portfolios to finance short ideas that are probably doing nothing more than soothing their egos.

When It Comes to the Markets, Everyone's an Expert at the Wrong Time

When It Comes to the Markets, Everyone's an Expert at the Wrong Time

When everyone is already talking about it, the information is probably not all that useful.