My approach to investing has been strongly influenced by the investment philosophy of Peter Lynch. I primarily covers stocks in the technology sector. Disclaimer: I am not a liscened financial advisor. My Investors should always conduct their own due diligence. All investments have risks and they can potentially lose value in both the short and the long term. Content of my articles should be considered general information and the articles are not buy or sell recommendations. My articles are for informational purposes only.
Life and investing are long ballgames." -- Julian Robertson, billionaire former hedge fund manager. Same concept applies to politics and NOT just 4-8 years, sigh. Simple description, majority of America has over-educated themselves into ignorance.
As with life and money, politics is a long-term game. Play the short-term game and we go downhill. Become one of George Washington’s “wise people” and support 3rd parties.
Should be mandatory yearly reading for all grade school children. President George Washington's Farewell Address (1796):
"destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests"
"There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
"the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it."
I am an undergraduate student majoring in finance and attending Grove City College. At Grove City College I oversee our Student Investment Society. I also serve as Executive Treasurer of our Student Government Association.
In terms of an investment philosophy, I focus on businesses with wide moats and strong balance sheets which generate large amounts of free cash flow. I tend to stay away from large cap names and focus on anything in the mid cap space all the way down to some micro caps.
This past year, I attended the CMU Seeking Alpha Stock Pitch competition with another undergrad writer and placed second for our thesis on Nexstar Broadcasting.
To connect with me and see a more detailed background, you can visit my LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanthomas42
Self directed investor/trader, managing personal and family capital. Professional background in Software and Hardware Engineering. Multiple Investment focuses, with portfolio objectives ranging from aggressive capital growth to income growth and capital preservation.