I am a physicist performing systems engineering research on real-world data fusion problems. My PhD explored chaos, complex and nonlinear systems, and force networks in multiphase fluid dynamics using a bed of flowing sand.
Currently, my academic interests employ optimal estimation theory to combine multiple biased, observations of dynamic systems.
Am a strong believer that most individuals (and institutions) would be better off not trying to beat the market - my last company was a technology-enabled passive investment manager we sometimes described as "Vanguard 2.0", using tailored separately managed accounts to achieve tax and risk benefits not achievable through index funds/ETFs. But have become fascinated by opportunities to achieve additional return without corresponding risk. Not all these necessarily contradict efficient market theory (e.g., liquidity discounts for dual class stock, e.g.), but am struck by how many of these there are, and how easy some are to identify.
I enjoy spending time day trading and analyzing the market. I’m always looking for a good swing or day trade, but mostly I’m focused on finding stocks that will hit big and up-list from the OTC to the big boards. Basically, almost all of my portfolio is traded daily, especially considering I tend to look over multiple market segments for trades instead of spending all my time on one section. I’ve been analyzing and trading stocks for over 9 years now, and I have a strong understanding of trends, as well as the knowledge to make smart trades.
Recent retiree after 33+ years in the utility industry. Possess bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration from Indiana University.
Married, 1 son.
Love to watch the stock market, read, play golf and travel!
Life long midwesterner considering relocating to a warmer climate.
http://www.wangchukcapital.com As a value investor, I focus on businesses that I understand and trade at low valuations. If I can’t understand the business, I don’t invest. I identify potential investments by conducting my own research and due diligence on companies that investors appear to have become overly pessimistic about. My strategy is to invest in companies that trade at a discount to my estimate of fair value. I focus on deep value micro and nano-cap companies.
Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
An Industrial Food Safety Engineer graduated from the National School of Engineers of agriculture works in France, Youssef has been a Quality Compliance Auditor for DQS Global Customer “The Coca-Cola Company” Project in Africa French speaking area. Audits were conducted against Coca-Cola QEOSH requirements. Since then he is responsible for managing DQS auditor’s files, from the process of their qualification until their allocation to audits. He is also carrying out ISO9001 internal audits, DQS management review and searching for new business opportunities. His areas of expertise are Quality, Security and Environment management systems related to Food industries sector.
I am the President and Portfolio Manager at Motiwala Capital LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of Texas. I employ a value oriented investment philosophy. I look for quality companies that have strong balance sheets, produce stable free cashflow and generate above average returns on capital. We purchase at attractive discounts to their intrinsic value.
I started managing separate accounts in 2011. Currently managed $5.4million in assets. Please find presentations, interviews and client letters at www.motiwalacapital.com