I consider myself a value investor, this investment philosophy boils down to investing undervalued, under-researched and unpopular companies; reasons for one of these three elements can be different: special situations (spin-off, turnarounds, arbitrage), analyst coverage (low or very negative coverage), investor fatigue (because of earnings misses), misunderstood parts of the business (e.g. in case of holdings), and cyclicals. You can follow me on twitter @12valuestocks or subscribe to my mailing list at www.12valuestocks.com I believe value and growth should not be considered as two different approaches since value investor also need earnings powers, pricing power and earnings growth. Every investment should start with the inherent risks and not with the return. A sufficient margin of safety should be provided with every investment you make. This way, investors might lag the market or the hot money stocks in the short term. In the long run however, they will win.
I am currently a full-time student and independent investor with a long term investment horizon. My investing focus is to attain undervalued investments that will continue to grow at a steady rate and provide me with a high-yield dividend. I have closely followed the practices put forth by Benjamin Graham and apply his ideology to my investments.
A 20 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in database development, IT strategies and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of several technology companies and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings.
As a long conservative investor, I've learn hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing.
Always looking for proven guidance.
David Dierking is an analyst and writer focusing primarily on ETFs, mutual funds, dividend income strategies and retirement planning. He is a current contributor for Seeking Alpha, ETF Daily News, MutualFunds.com and ETFdb.com. He was also included in the panel for ETFReference.com’s “101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts”.
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Value investor interested in learning more from this community. Like the idea of going against the tide as a contrarian, don't like to follow the pack.
Majored in Finance, work in the insurance industry, and have always had an interest in investing. Live with my wife on Telegraph Hill in beautiful San Francisco, CA. Die hard 49er, Giants, Warriors, and Sharks fan.