I am a private investor and have been successfully managing my own and family/friends money for 8 years. My professional training is in Ph.D.-level engineering. I'm a self-taught value investor who is constantly searching for securities where there's a large gap between current market price and intrinsic value.
Ringler Consulting and Research GmbH offers various consulting services to mining companies and institutional capital market participants. This include, for example, the creation and distribution of research studies on mining companies´ stocks.
Ringler Consulting and Research GmbH was founded in 2014 by Mr. Carsten Ringler, who represents the company as Managing Director. Mr. Carsten Ringler has extensive capital markets experience in trading and valuation of stocks, fixed income and money market products. His Trader career began in 1991 when he worked for Deutsche Bank AG on the trading floor of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt.
In his last position as managing director of a securities trading bank he was, inter alia, responsible for the fields of compliance, risk management and commodity trading. During this time he developed a mutual fund with a focus on mining companies and was responsible for the stock selection process and Fund Advisory.
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I have spent 20 years in and around the capital markets. I began my professional life as an attorney, and then spent a number of years as a senior corporate executive. Eventually I decided to concentrate all of my time on investing hobby. I have now spent 10 years managing my own money full-time as well as managing money for friends and family.
My succinct investment philosophy -- identify mispriced securities, buy cheap quality, and short overpriced mediocrity.
Stock investors are always asking what is the catalyst for value to be realized? I originally thought like this which lead me to take too much risk. I now focus on being patient, controlling risk, and minimizing permanent capital losses. These steps have lead to significantly better returns. Even when there is no clear catalyst, an undervalued stock is eventually its own catalyst.
I think the benefits of communicating on Seeking Alpha are enormous. Many times I have a strong financial view of a company but do not understand the specific industry or industry competitive dynamics. I can often interact and read insightful comments from engineers, scientists, and technology experts. These experts offer great free advice and I try to add value in my specific areas of expertise. One area that I have been specifically helped is the energy sector.
While some investors are very negative of people who short, I view shorting stocks and posting factual information as noble. The focus of course is on truthfulness and accuracy of this information. Anyone who is posting rumors, lies, or other unscrupulous behavior (long or short) to manipulate a stock should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2002 with a BS in Finance. From 2002-2006 I worked in the Wealth Management Group at Bank of America. I left Bank of America to manage family/friend money in long/short equity strategies. I also helped start-up two internet retail businesses.
I don't post much on twitter but think it is another great resource. I can be followed at https://twitter.com/jrhUofA
I currently live in Phoenix, AZ. If you live in the area and are a serious investor, please send me a note as I would be happy to meet and exchange our best ideas.
As a Graham-and-Dodd value investor for many years, I aim to combine the methods of deep value investing and behavioral finance to identify mispriced securities while remaining alert to sources of macroeconomic risk. I believe periods of market instability such as today can be a great source of opportunity, setting the stage for value investors to strongly outperform through a hedged portfolio combining long positions in deeply undervalued stocks with solid balance sheets and carefully chosen short or put option positions against overvalued and overleveraged firms.