"One of the best ways to do well in this business is to go to areas that have been unexploited by research capability and work them for all you can." -Julian Robertson Managing partner of the Schildpad & De Haas partnerships. Seeking Alpha PRO contributor since the library's inception in 2013. A special selection of investment ideas is available through the Exclusive Research service.
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Individual investor just trying to do my best. I started reading about finance and investing in January 2013. I began buying stocks in Apr 2013 and my eyes were opened to value investing in the summer of 2013 when I found oldschoolvalue.com and read F Wall Street.
When I began reading I knew nothing of finance so I just started with something I'd heard of -- Rich Dad Poor Dad. After realizing that was not for me I moved to Jim Cramer. Cramer is much too fast paced and broad for me so I moved to Buffett books. That's when it began to make sense and I bought my first stocks. F Wall Street was next and finally someone told me when to sell as well as buy so I was hooked. I moved on to Graham, Greenblatt, and Klarmen and I keep on going.
I am interested in any stock and any sector. As long as I can understand the company or situation and explain why the stock is too cheap then I will invest. I prefer micro caps because I feel I can generate an edge with the smaller stocks that isn't available with the large stocks that everyone is looking at.
I am constantly learning and my style is evolving. I believe that children are the ultimate test of patience but owning stocks is not too far behind. I am fine with holding stocks for years or months, it all depends on the situation. I prefer less activity to more and when in doubt, I do nothing.
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Martin Vlcek is a full-time investor and analyst who has been actively investing and managing money for more than 15 years. Martin has an Economics degree. Martin’s investment philosophy is to hold a truly diversified portfolio of investments across asset classes with low or negative correlation and a positive carry if possible. His primary stock investment focus is on undervalued small-cap stocks with favorable risk-to-reward ratio and upcoming catalysts.
Martin became a full-time investor and money manager after a 15-year career in online marketing where he was one of the pioneers of the pay-per-click search. Martin later held managerial positions at several Fortune 500 companies and also managed his own startup company.
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Perhaps more than any other time in the last six decades, the fate of markets is inextricably intertwined with the ebb and flow of geopolitics. From the ECB's attempts to use the central bank's balance sheet to influence political outcomes across the eurozone to Saudi Arabia's efforts to transform the kingdom's influence over crude prices into an instrument of foreign policy, it's become increasingly clear that one simply cannot fully comprehend market movements without a thorough understanding of concurrent political outcomes. Drawing on extensive experience in both politics and finance, Heisenberg will help demystify a world in which investors can no longer hope to conceptualize markets as existing in anything that even approximates a vacuum. "I am the one who knocks."
I'm a professional poker player with an interest in investing. My investing style is build on the principles of Graham and Dodd: trying to buy companies that are on sale and have a margin of safety in case the investment thesis is wrong. I discuss all my picks at my blog @ alphavulture.com
I am an independent investor who also teaches value investing at www.csinvesting.org. My interests include Austrian economics, gold, specialty insurance, business services, and resources. My goals are to value and explain investments as a business person.
Individual investor with a background in general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and internet technology. Experience ranges from Fortune 500 to start-up situations, with a heavy focus on consumer product marketing and internet commerce. International MBA with emphasis in Marketing and Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Finance at USC.
For the past 2 years, I have been focusing on developing investing strategies and execution to deliver high rate of return through investment concentration and identification of special situations where there is a large or growing gap between future valuation and present stock market prices. My investing thesis is based on analysis of management incentives, business models, consumer trends and shareholder supply/demand imbalances, in addition to standard financial performance analysis. I am also focused on exploiting the unique advantages of small individual investors: extreme liquidity and lack of fiduciary duty, for the purpose of executing strategies unavailable to money management professionals.
Founder of Old School Value (www.oldschoolvalue.com).
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A long time entertainment industry professional, I have worked with a number of top Hollywood studios and networks. With over a decade in the field I use my in-depth knowledge of film and television to inform potential investors about the viability of the many upcoming projects in the industry.
Questions? E-mail me at TheEntertainmentOracle[at]gmail.com.
I invest in a broad range of stocks in the US and Europe. My initial focus on SA will be to find undervalued small cap stocks with growth potential, either because of demographic factors, i.e. baby boomers retiring, or because of technological advances.
I'm author of Net Net Hunter, a site dedicated to international net net stocks. It often pays to look outside of your own backyard when investing in net net stocks. Net Net Hunter is a community based site helping investors make the most of their financial future by uncovering net net stocks in international markets. We offer investors:
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I am a Chartered Accountant in Alberta, Canada. I have extensive experience analyzing financial statements to assess the health of companies and have significant exposure to the Oil & Gas industry.
I focus on a mix of deeply discounted equities to earn out-sized returns and fairly priced, steady companies that build value over time.
Taking a page from Warren Buffett, I view equities as part ownership of a company. I believe that assessing a company's qualitative characteristics and economic moats is just as important as understanding their financial information.
I have previously written articles for The Motley Fool, TheStreet, and AOLs BloggingStocks.I also write fiction. Here is a link to my YA book, "Abner Wilcox Thornberry and The Witch of Wall Street."http://www.amazon.com/Abner-Wilcox-Thornberry-Witch-Street-ebook/dp/B0180MHEOEThis is a collection of short horror stories:http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Salem-Massachusetts-Steven-Mallas-ebook/dp/B016D29INI
Value investor focused on micro-caps.
I am an analyst for CompleteBankData and also a
Always looking for more opportunities and to grow my professional network. Feel free to message me anytime.
Disclaimer: Nick reminds investors to always due their own due diligence on any investment, and to consult their own financial adviser or representative when necessary. Any material provided is intended as general information only, and should not be considered or relied upon as a formal investment recommendation
Gary Chodes was most recently Chairman and CEO of Raiseworks. He is an acknowledged expert on issues impacting a wide range of emerging consumer and commercial finance markets. Gary has over 20 years of experience building businesses with significant direct marketing efforts and national distribution networks.
Founded in 2011, Raiseworks is the first US marketplace small business lender to focus on selling whole loans to institutional investors and is the first to own a FINRA member broker-dealer registered in all fifty states.
Prior to Raiseworks Gary was the founder and CEO of Oasis Legal Finance, the largest U.S. provider of financial services to consumers with pending legal claims. Gary was also the co-founder and Chairman of Paylink Payment Plans, a leading payment processing and financial services firm for the vehicle service contract market, which was sold to a private equity firm in 2011.
Prior to founding Oasis and Paylink, Gary built several innovative insurance technology businesses. He founded and served as President of Viaticus, a leading provider of liquidity for affluent individuals. He sold Viaticus to CNA Insurance, part of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Along with several former CNA Insurance executives, Gary was instrumental in helping launch one of the first on-line small business insurance portals, Insurance Vianet - which was sold to Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH).
Gary also serves as CEO of American Consumer Lending, a leading purchaser of peer-to-peer consumer loans from U.S originators, and National Property REIT, a large owner of multi-family housing in in the US. Both are affiliated with publicly-traded BDC Prospect Capital Corporation (NYSE:PSEC).
Gary holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Formerly Chief Market Strategist at Capital Ladders Advisory Group LLC. After the sale of certain of CLAG's retail and institutional assets in October 2015, I have commenced my latest venture in the CPG industry which is centered on the development and licensing of consumer and commercial technology. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAIAAA3lJ9IBNi1rhhFzRWElkJl4MpyNuIiHglQ&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
CooLinX Integrated Technologies develops technologies for the beverage and CPG industry. We are presently effecting licensing agreements with multi-national brands and co-developing products aimed for mass market consumption.
I am the author of Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation, released in 2010 by Bloomberg Press/John Wiley. I have been involved with investments of all types on both sides of the Atlantic since 1980, as an equity analyst, portfolio manager, research director and corporate planner. I have established the investment function at several firms and introduced alternative investments where they had not previously been employed. I was deeply involved with shaping European Union securities legislation and have consulted widely to investment management firms, central banks and ministries of finance. I am also the author of articles appearing in the Journal of Risk Finance and the Journal of Trading. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University.
Already as a kid, Koos remembers being intrigued by economics, but never thought of studying it at university as he had many other interests. He instead embarked on a career as sound engineer for movies in 2002 recording sound on set for feature films, TV-series and commercials.
Koos became interested in precious metals in 2009, after the global credit crisis erupted. Koos' passion for economics was immediately re-triggered reading books in that period and he shortly thereafter started to write blog articles from a perspective of Austrian economics.
In January 2013, Koos was no longer able to perform his regular job. Being housebound he began researching the Chinese gold market extensively. Koos found that massive amounts of physical gold were being withdrawn from the vaults of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Koos started a blog covering Chinese gold market developments as no one else in the West covered this area with huge geopolitical implications for the world. Koos discovered how the redistribution of gold, and thus redistribution of economic power, from West to East was thoughtfully designed by the Chinese leadership and the Chinese central bank.
Blogger at www.BullionStar.com
I'm a tech professional who seeks out stocks with asymmetric risk/reward profiles, primarily in the biotech and tech sectors. I often take medium-term positions in risky contrarian markets with the expectation of large time-averaged gains from these special situations. I'm always looking for an undervalued opportunity, even if it's long term, regardless of market cap. I also follow and comment on commodities and demographics.
Jake V. is a hedge fund manager in Georgia. He attended Princeton University during undergrad, and now works for a $4B AUM long/short global equity fund. His expertise include understanding the global economic environment, and positioning a portfolio to withstand the various cycles.
After graduating cum laude with a BA in economics from Harvard, I worked in hedge funds and investment banking for ~6 years before leaving to manage my own money full time. I am a CFA charterholder and focus mostly on microcaps / event-oriented trades as that is where I think the market tends to be least efficient. I also started a website to track interesting arbitrage opportunities for individual investors (link below) - check it out!
I am interested in small capitalized companies with a high optionality to the upside compared to the relative downside risk. I am grounded in a value based approach but will also explore special situations. I am a trained CPA and continue to practice in industry.
Warning: my twitter account is very random but will have a lot of economic and business items sprinkled with Green Bay Packer comments.
I casually run my own money with a contrarian twist. Companies with understandable business models that are unloved but still have fundamental value and cash flows in them relative to the market price get my special attention.
Daniel is currently the manager of Avaring Capital Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor that oversees one hedge fund. His primary focus is on finding businesses that are trading at a significant discount to their intrinsic value by employing a combination of Benjamin Graham's investment philosophy and a contrarian approach to the market and the securities therein.
I am a Portuguese independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked for both sell side (brokerage) and buy side (fund management) institutions.
I've been trading professionally for about 20 years and also launched www.thinkfn.com in 2004. Thinkfn (Think Finance) carries thousands of educational articles on finance and the markets.
I trade futures, stocks from the long and short side, forex and options. I trade both discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader, Quantshare and others).
I can be reached at paulo.santosATthinkfn.com or followed on Twitter at twitter.com/ThinkFinance999
Tom Shaughnessy is owner of SecretCaps.com, an independent investor and analyst. He has been investing in the stock market since the age of twelve. His style is comprehensive and includes multi-layered research on a concentrated set of stocks. Tom enjoys constructive dialogue regarding various investment ideas and theories.
Tom enjoys intensive research on prospective investments. This includes valuation estimates and modeling, CEO and management interviews, product and expansion overviews, future prospects, financial analysis and the current state of affairs at the company. Moreover, Tom's articles have a focus on micro-cap companies whose potential have flown under the radar.
In his leisure time Tom enjoys playing racquetball on a competitive level.
Chief Investment Officer of HVM Capital.
Investor in Alternatives, Equities, Private Equity and VC. Researcher of capital markets and macro economy.
I am a lawyer and assistant professor living in New York. My work focuses on the intersection of energy policy and the economic feasibility of energy pathways. From a financial perspective I cover a variety of energy companies ranging from renewable energy to fossil fuels. In addition to Seeking Alpha, my articles on renewable energy have been published by media sites including US News & World Report, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and IFL Science.
While I discuss legal issues relating to these companies on occasion, my articles do not provide legal advice and nothing that I write on Seeking Alpha should be considered as such.
An avid investor since the age of 10, Ryan Edward has appeared on Fool.com, GuruFocus.com and InvestSide.com. He is quoted frequently on Yahoo! Finance, and publishes regular articles on SeekingAlpha.com. Ryan has a fresh perspective and a passion for making money. He has a track record of identifying value stocks that outperform the market.
I am a student of the market, and have been blessed to make a living doing my hobby - researching and investing in stocks. I am a patient, long-term investor who likes to capitalize on misperceptions, short-term dislocations, and an occasional risky stock too unsavory for polite company, but with sufficient upside to warrant taking the risk.
Former buyside analyst now running my own fund for accredited investors. Things to know:
1) I research a lot of companies, but invest in very few. My goal on SA is to provide analysis, particularly of small and underfollowed companies, that readers can use as a starting point for their own research. When you read my articles, please understand that I try to present a high-level look. It's up to the reader to determine if it's the sort of situation that is worth monitoring. Note that I usually try to err on the side of conservatism, so just because I'm not enthused by a particular investment candidate doesn't mean you shouldn't be.
2) I appreciate comments whether you agree with me or not - especially in cases where I might be wrong, I'd like to know why! If you happen to be a particular expert on a topic and are interested in discussing it further, please shoot me a direct message. I would love to chat. Or if, you know, you're just a lonely value investor who wants a friend. Jokes aside, I've made lots of great friends through SA and am always open to talking.
3) If you enjoy reading my work, in no particular order, you might also enjoy reading fellow SA authors Vince Martin, Stephen Simpson, Brendan Rose, Brian Grosso, Bumbershoot Holdings, Adib Motiwala, Jeremy Raper, Investing 501, and Ted Barac. Most of them have professional investment expertise and the ones who don't are equally insightful. Like Amazon recommendations, not all of these will be perfect, but if you're new to SA, it's as good a place as any to start!
All the usual disclaimers apply... articles are provided for entertainment purposes only, interpret everything as opinion rather than fact, do your own due diligence, this is not an offer to sell securities, forward looking statements are not made using a crystal ball, etc. Most importantly, I will reiterate that everything I write is an opinion; analyzing stocks is inherently subjective and two reasonable people can come to different conclusions.
Horizon Kinetics LLC (“Horizon Kinetics”), formed in May 2011, is the consolidated parent company of Horizon Asset Management LLC (“Horizon”), which was founded in 1994, Kinetics Asset Management LLC (“Kinetics”), founded in 1996, and Kinetics Advisers, LLC, founded in 2000 together with various affiliates. We are an independently owned and operated investment boutique that adheres to a long-term, contrarian, fundamental value investment philosophy that the founders established 26 years ago at Bankers Trust Company. Horizon Kinetics has over 70 employees and has primary offices in New York City and White Plains, New York.
Philosophy - Horizon Kinetics was founded on the belief that a short-term investment approach, widely adopted with the modernization of financial markets, produces sub-optimal returns over the long-term. Horizon Kinetics believes that investors are better served by extending their investment time horizon and harnessing the power of compounding. Our investment strategies are driven by our independent, fundamental research and often take contrarian views that seek to take advantage of the short-term focus of the marketplace.
Research - Publishing research has been the cornerstone of our investment process since Horizon’s founding in 1994. We believe requiring our research analysts to frame their investment ideas in writing helps us avoid the common behavioral finance error of adjusting one’s investment thesis in response to short-term market price fluctuations. Our research team currently consists of fifteen analysts, producing six different reports for the institutional investment community.
Strategies - Horizon Kinetics, through its wholly owned registered investment advisers, offers separately managed accounts, mutual funds and alternative investment products suitable for individual and institutional investors, including the Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., a series of open-end registered investment companies. Our independent investment process has generally produced consistent results over the long-term. We have an absolute return mindset and construct portfolios based on explicit research and broad investment guidelines. Our portfolios tend to be concentrated and do not attempt to track or mimic any benchmark or index. Through our independent investment process, we seek to produce superior risk-adjusted returns that are generally less correlated with our respective peers, making our strategies a potentially attractive addition to investors’ broader asset allocations.
Kinetics Funds Distributor, LLC, principal underwriter and distributor for Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc. is an affiliate of Horizon Kinetics, but is not an affiliate of Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc.