Born and raised in New York but now living in New Jersey with a beautiful & loving wife, and two fantastic kids (boy and a girl). This site is about the stock market, success and life itself…

My name is Christopher Perruna, I been writing this blog since 2005, following a successful period of running an equity research site online. I am an architect by degree but I am currently serving as a Senior Vice President at a fortune 500 company, heading up the Project and Development Services group in New Jersey. Previously, I was a Director of Project Management at an independent construction cost and project management consultancy practice headquartered in New York City.

With more than 17 years of industry experience, I have spent my professional career as an architect and owner’s representative / project manager. Over the past decade, I have managed and lead a regional office comprised of a team of 25+ project managers along with a multi-million dollar P&L.

Personally, I have lead the management on a variety of interior commercial and core & shell (build-to-suit) projects totaling approximately 3 million SF with a combined value of three quarters of a billion dollars. The work managed spans the following industries: pharmaceutical, medical / health care, financial, law, private equity, insurance and media. Projects managed range from 5,000 RSF to 500,000 RSF and $1MM to $100MM+.

Clients include: L’Oréal USA, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Gartner Inc., MetLife, NYU Langone Medical Center, WPP, Quest Diagnostics, Interpublic Group of Companies, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, etc.

In addition to project management, I run this website, chrisperruna.com, a personal website/ blog as well as a popular handle (@cperruna) on Twitter (4,400+ active followers) and StockTwits (33,000+ active followers) providing equity research and market education. Chris has been featured in three published books:

  • Trading: The Best of The Best – Top Trading Tips For Our Times (2013)
  • The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros (2011)
  • The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist (2009)

An in-depth radio interview took place in 2008 with Trader’s Interviews, I’ve presented at the International Trader’s Expo in New York and my work has been published in numerous publications such as the Wall Street Journal Online, StockTwits, The Trader’s Journal, etc.

I have been trading the market, part time, for more than 10 years using techniques that allow me to work a full time career while growing my net worth. I don’t have aspirations to trade full time, trade other people’s money or manage money but I love doing research and sharing my experiences with others.

I am a (longer term) trend trader looking for gains of 25%-50% or more and losses no larger than 10% (preferably smaller when I am smart enough to cut the immediate loss) on trades that will last anywhere from a few months to several years or longer. I aim to be prepared to trade in situations when the odds are in my favor by properly employing risk management strategies such as position sizing and expectancy (this is easier said than done considering that I am a discretionary trader). My method exclusively uses after market data which allows me to focus on my career, family and friends or anything else but a computer during the typical working day. I only need a half hour per night or a few hours on the weekend to engage with the market pulse, search out potential trades, setup my final watchlist and execute. My trading method is rooted in the CANSLIM philosophy which uses both a technical and fundamental approach but I have also tailored the system to fit “me”. I am not a 100% CANSLIM follower but I highly recommend the foundation of that philosophy for anyone looking to trade similar to me. Search the blog and you will learn that I have been trading the same way for nearly 10 years because it works.

Going forward, the blog will also integrate posts and articles about success and life in general. I enjoy trading, research, educating and analyzing stocks but I also love reading, sports, poker, politics and spending time with my family and friends.

So come along for the journey and let’s try to teach each other a thing or two, about trading, success and life itself…

Enjoy the Blog!

“As you make your rise to the top, never forget about the important things, especially your most important “true love.” – Christopher Perruna

“If there are two things I can teach my son, it’s to teach him to never set limits and never stop learning because limits are just imaginary boundaries created by a negative mind and education stimulates a positive mental attitude which is the greatest tool for success” – Christopher Perruna