Brian Bleifeld is a CPA who has a hobby of analyzing markets for small inefficient behaviors. Markets Brian likes to investigate Financial, Sports, Social, Political Capital and Internet trends. Since some of his findings involve financial areas he posts content on Seeking Alpha. Brian is a graduate from Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University in Texas and holds a BBA in Accounting and a BA in History. He is a financial controller for WorleyParsons an ASX traded engineering firm. Brian also runs the website www.LibraryofTea.com which contains articles and videos about the love of tea. You can find him Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/in/bleifeld/ Twitter BrianBleifeld
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I have been an R.N.,(specialty: psychiatry), now retired, for over 40 years and a self-directed individual investor - long-term, individual equities only - for over 20 years. I have no formal education in finance.
I am an avid reader and researcher and base my investment decisions on news/current events, extensive research utilizing a wide variety of sources and such points as corporate business model, global presentation and possession of unique properties.
My investments are very diverse and very global and I utilize a variety of investment strategies.
My trading frequency is as opportunities present themselves and I invest prepared to ride the swells and troughs with an equity until my research absolutely dictates otherwise.
David Wolf is CIO of WolfCamp Advisors, LLC. WolfCamp manages a global macro strategy for qualified investors. Mr. Wolf has traded emerging and global financial markets since 1986, and currently resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I am an investor that is interested in much more research then your typical investor. I like to look at the numbers, but also step back and look at the big picture. I feel my strategies have been successful in identifying sound investments, and lucrative opportunities and I welcome new ideas, alternative views, and critical opinions. Criticism will usually strengthen my opinion on an potential investment, and if it actually holds validity, well, then I gain by learning something new, so its a win-win.
It's difficult to buy low and sell high, because when a stock is low, well, everyone around you is telling you that it just isn't a good investment. And when a stock is doing well, well, everyone is rating it a buy. The difficulty is being the one buying, when the crowds are yelling sell, and vice versa. It's funny how the main investment mantra, is the most difficult one to follow. Another good way to evaluate if its time to sell a stock, and take your profits, if you ask yourself would you buy more shares. And if the answer is no, well then its time to sell.
Greenbackd is dedicated to unearthing undervalued asset situations where a catalyst exists likely to unlock the value. Greenbackd focuses on assets for three reasons:
1. Assets are simpler to value than earnings: Earnings are often difficult to forecast with any degree of accuracy and we can't value a security based on unknown future earnings. Assets, on the other hand, are known quantities at filing. This is not to say that the value of the assets recorded in the filing is the value we ascribe to them. We disregard intangible assets, heavily discount long-term and fixed assets, and apply a modest discount to current assets. We take only cash at face value. For these reasons, we prefer that each security is predominantly backed by cash, hence our name: Greenbackd. 2. Assets anticipate the downside, the liquidation value, first: This forces us to be conservative in our assessment of value.
3. Assets are a contrarian measure of value: To the extent that Wall Street makes any assessment of value, it is obsessed with earnings. It pays little attention to assets. This creates an opportunity where a valuation based on a company's earnings underestimates the company's asset value.
Our favorite stocks are those trading at a substantial discount to liquidation value with an activist investor pushing the company to undertake some corporate action (for example, return capital, pay a special dividend, buy back stock, sell a key asset or the entire company). Greenbackd is penned by a former securities lawyer now working in value-oriented activist funds management
Visit his website: Greenbackd (http://greenbackd.com/)
UC Santa Barbara graduate made some money on the Internet, and spent 2011 travelling the world. You can find his travel adventure blog at http://www.richtrek.com
His financial blog is http://www.richmakesyourich.com
I possess 10+ years of trading and investing experience, with a focus on precious metals, currency, energy, and technology markets. My decisions are based on market cycles, valuation metrics, technical analysis, and industry-specific trends and technologies. I typically hold positions for several years.
I also run InformedTrades.com, a site dedicated to helping individuals learn to trade the world's financial markets.
Been on Yahoo board for 10+ years...particularly on the GMCR boards. Recently grew tired of the Yahoo GMCR board because it took too long to wade thru the hundreds of inane posts every week even after putting over 500 people on ignore. Hope to find more meaningful discussions in this forum without the bravado.
I’m a product designer and mechanical engineer by profession. The design side of my job requires me to think about problems in imaginative ways and dream up creative solutions. The engineering side of my job requires an application of real world constraints and analytical problem solving to make those dreams a reality. Put the two together and you get a point of view you’ll rarely hear from mainstream economists.
I have little formal education or training in economics. Or, as I prefer to think of it, I have no baggage. I’m more apt to look at the world empirically than to view it through the lens of an economic or political theory pushed upon me in school.
Growing up, I had an innate interest in economics which was nurtured by my father who was an outstanding stock analyst. In 2007, as the housing bubble was reaching its peak, I began studying Austrian economics and the history of money to understand what was really going on with the economy.
From an Austrian perspective, the crash of 2008 was just the prelude to the impending currency crisis we face. While the politicians and central bankers do everything they can to postpone the inevitable, they are only exacerbating the problems. In 2010, I started a blog, Liberty Insight, to inform people of the seldom heard Austrian perspective and to explain how free market solutions and sound money can provide the answers to our problems.
I am a semi retired Petroleum/drilling Eng. I am Canadian. I have been oversees for several years, making my home wherever I spot my knapsack, mostly it has been in north Italia, hiking and skiing country. At the moment my home base in Kiev, Ukraina.
My goal is to live off growth from my few hard earned savings by investing in equities.
My objectives are:
RedChip's long history of success includes the first to issue independent research coverage on Starbucks in 1992. Other names RedChip discovered as they were on the cusp of becoming Blue-Chip stocks were: Nike™, MarketWatch.com™, Daktronics™.
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Rocco Pendola is an associate editor at Seeking Alpha focusing on technology and the sectors it overlaps with.
In addition to technology, I am interested in dividend growth and income investing.
I make references to music I'm obsessed with (e.g., Old 97s, Elliott Smith, Bruce Springsteen) in my writing. If you notice any of these references, it makes me happy.
Retired 51 yrs. old - thirty year investor.has seen silver at 50 an oz. before!!.remember tech run up of 90s. and bust to follow.seen 2008-that wasnt luck it was homework.2009 meltdown comming!!! and missed it........... not lucky i did my home work.
Kendall J. Anderson, CFA is the founder and President of Anderson Griggs Investments. Anderson Griggs manages equity only and balanced separate accounts from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Kendall was recognized by Money Manager Review as the number 1 large cap growth manager for 2004. His management of the firm’s large quality separate account has earned a Morningstar 4-Star rating for the 10 year period ending 12-31-09. Advisor Perspectives, a leading publisher serving financial advisors, awarded Kendall with the inaugural Venerated Voices Award as the most-widely read commentary by professional financial advisors in 2010, for his commentary titled “Good Enough” with Ken Fisher, Marty Whitman and Warren Buffett, published on November 30th, 2010. He is a regular contributor to Morningstar.com and Seeking Alpha, the most recognized names in the financial community for timely and actionable opinion and analysis. Kendall's company website may be found at www.andersongriggs.com. On a personal note, Kendall is one of just 400 individuals who have successfully finished the “Iron Butt Rally,” the “World’s Toughest Motorcycle Competition.” The Rally lasts for 11 days and covers more than 11,000 miles.
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Author has a degree in Engineering and is an avid investor in the market. Experience in industrial materials and structures. In college studied atomic & nuclear physics as well as material engineering.
Ian R. Campbell is a recognized Canadian business valuation authority, having authored books used by lawyers, experts and Canadian Courts in business valuation litigation matters. He currently is developing http://StockResearchPortal.com, a Resource Research website that provides investment research data on the approximate 1,600 mining and oil & gas companies listed on the Toronto and Toronto Venture Stock Exchanges. Mr. Campbell is a Fellow of both the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. The latter Institute annually awards a Research Grant in his name. He has provided testimony on business valuation before most Canadian Courts, and for forty years has advised many of Canada's wealthiest families on business valuation related matters.
Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer of Sizemore Capital Management LLC, a registered investment advisor. He has been a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News, has been quoted in Barron’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post and is a frequent contributor to Forbes Moneybuilder, GuruFocus, MarketWatch and InvestorPlace.com.
Charles holds a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with an International Emphasis from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.
Earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Pittsburgh before deciding to switch gears and pursue a career in the financial field. I went on to earn an MBA, also at the University of Pittsburgh.
I worked for nearly three decades in the investment business, including nearly two decades with Charles Schwab & Co. While at Schwab, I worked both as a broker and as a trading supervisor.
While at Schwab, I wrote the daily pre-market opening update for the entire MidAtlantic region. This task was given to me because of my vast knowledge of and years of experience in researching all markets - stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and international markets.
After leaving Schwab, I became a fulltime investment writer. Currently I write five articles a week for two prominent investment newsletter websites.