My investing experience dates back to high school years when I was first introduced to the stock market in economics classes and when I became fascinated by financial accounting. My first investing experience was rather painful: I lost a few thousand dollars on FOREX and penny stocks as I did not have a mentor or anybody knowledgeable about finance by my side. I still remember that time in details. After high school, I went to study economics with an emphasis on accounting at the University of Toronto. Four years later, with a finance degree under my belt, a decent experience gained in a few internships (where I got thanks to my soft skills, not my marks by any degree), I moved to Russia to work in investment banking, which I had decided was my passion a few years prior to that. I now live in Moscow, Russia, working as an Associate in Financial Advisory. Due to the ongoing economic crisis in Russia, invoked by the sanctions, the country's financial industry has found itself in a pathetic state. Hence, things have gotten slow at work which is why I have a lot of free time to develop my services on Seeking Alpha (I started back in 2013, my final year of school). I am a number-cruncher by nature. Hence, my analyses almost always involve financial modeling and various financial metrics' calculations. I feel that my job on Seeking Alpha is to identify investment opportunities among the smid-cap (small and medium cap) players in North America and Europe. Occasionally, I analyze a number of companies in a specific market segment in order to get a general idea about what is going on there as a whole. Sometimes, I write fairness opinion articles (I think nobody else on Seeking Alpha does that) on recent M&A transactions. I think that I bring value to my followers and other Seeking Alpha members by building analyses that are conservative in nature and present long-term views on individual companies. In my opinion, hard numbers are of more use to investors than tips, rumors, and guesstimates. Feel free to contact me here or through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also check my Linkedin: ru.linkedin.com/in/avaltsev/ and Twitter: twitter.com/av_banker
Visual artist; studied in Canada, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Holland. World thirsty; I thrive on adrenaline sports. Got into this in 2013 through my adventurous 85 year old father, who mostly lives off his investments. Interested in new technology, cell research and new alternative medical endeavours.
I am an individual investor who began investing in the early 1990s. Professionally, I am a business analyst for a division of a Fortune 500 company. Additionally, I am an adjunct instructor at a local university, where I usually teach Math. I hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and an MBA.
I am a relative novice at investing, but regularly seeking to expand my knowledge and contribute where I feel comfortable. My actual background is in church work, but I left that vocation in 2012. In 2015, I earned an MBA from the Aix-Marseille University, located in in Aix-en-Provence in southern France.
Married with 3 children. Have a BSEE degree from Ga Tech and a MBA degree also from Ga Tech. Mainly interested in energy particlarly in the Bakken area. I am a long term investor, do my own research and trade on line.