This blog was started in May 2010. 100% of the blogs have been written by myself.
I felt that investors were not knowledgeable about how people in the financial markets were compensated, what motivated investors’ advisors and why one stock might be recommended by some over another stock.
Initially my intention was to give my opinion, to inform and educate readers and to give a high level understanding of the public markets, especially the junior markets.
Mixed in with these comments were my own observations and opinions as to economic circumstances and trends. Since I earned no commissions or remuneration from the public and was not licensed to advise, I expected readers to take my comments as an additional source of information, but not to rely on this blog for investment advice.
Readership gradually grew and today I have over 3,600 Twitter followers. It has been a rewarding journey personally.
Periodically I would mention a specific stock or sector as something to watch. Recently, I have devoted more space to specific stock picks, and have begun tracking my picks, for interest sake. I have started another blog called CymorStockPicks (Cymor Stock Picks), devoted solely to stocks that I like.
My resume follows.
Lawrence J. Cyna CA, CPA (Illinois)
Mr. Cyna is an accomplished investor in the Canadian public markets for over 20 years. He is a financing specialist for private and public companies, and has expertise in real estate and debt obligations. He has assisted private companies accessing the public markets, has been a founding director of public companies and is a strategic consultant to selected clientele.
He is and has been a director, a senior officer and on the Advisory Board of a number of TSX and TSXV public companies in the mining, resource, technology and telecommunications sectors, and the Founding Director of two CPC’s with qualifying transactions in mining and minerals. He was an honorary director of the Rotman School of Management MBA IMC program, has completed the Canadian Securities Institute Canadian Securities Course & Institute Conduct and Practices Handbook Course, was a former Manager under contract to an Investment Manager at BMO Nesbitt Burns, a roster mediator under the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program, Toronto, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Ontario, a member of the Upper Canada Dispute Resolution Group, and the Ontario Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution section.
He obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in Ontario in 1971 and was the recipient of the Founder’s Prize for academic achievement together with a cash reward. He became a CPA in the State of Illinois, USA in 1999 under IQEX with a grade of 92%. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
He holds certificates in Advanced ADR & in Civil Justice in Ontario, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants. Previous accomplishments are Manager of Cymor Risk Consultants LP specializing in Risk Management Assessment; CEO of Cyna & Associates specializing in mediation and ADR; Founder & Senior Partner of Cyna & Co, Chartered Accountants, a fully licensed and accredited public accountancy firm with international affiliations; and was a partner in a large public accountancy firm.
Mr. Cyna is well known in the Canadian Investing community. He attends presentations given by public companies to the industry on a daily basis.. These presentations are intended by the various hosting companies to present their inside story for the purpose of attracting funding, or of making parties more interested in acquiring shares of those companies. Being in constant communication in this manner keeps Mr. Cyna deeply involved in the current market and leads to opinions about numerous investment opportunities.
Mr. Cyna is currently a Director of Argentum Silver Corporation, Telehop Communications Inc. and Trillium North Minerals Inc.