General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 15, 1997

Damon Vickers – Janssen Meyers Associates

DAMON VICKERS is a "trend-surfer", and has built a reputation on Wall Street for having an almost "uncanny" ability to perceive developing secular moves in the financial markets. Since 1986, until the present Damon Vickers has been researching and discovering some of America's fastest growing companies. Mr. Vickers believes that corporate profits are driven primarily by the consumer, and that the changing demands of business and individuals in response to business and social trends drive or depress earnings and thus stock prices. Mr. Vickers has a variety of personal interest including a love for the outdoors; having spent many summers on the lakes of Maine and Martha's Vineyard Island. Mr. Vickers loves big-game sports fishing. Like fishing the market also requires patience and persistence. The art he says is knowing when the "big fish" is on the line, and having enough patience to wait until he does. Damon Vickers has been featured and or quoted on CNBC, Japan Public Television, The Today Show, The New York Times, Equities, Barron's and Investors Business Daily. Profile
TWST: What are the first steps in your investment process?

Mr. Vickers: My first step is to be an observant human being -- to try

to be an aware individual. Peter Lynch really simplifies it