Equanimity is one of the most powerful characteristics to possess in investment management. Opportunities are always available in the market but it is a job that requires extensive research, analysis, objectiveness, and sometimes secondary opinion.
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I have written 2 dutch books on value investing: "Aandelen selecteren als waardebelegger" and "Beleggen in bull- en bearmarkten". See bol.com (search for the titles). As a mathematician (Ph.D.) I am most interested in investment strategies with statistically favorable returns. In particular I invest in net-nets (20-30% average annual returns). I find companies with low Enterprise Value/Earnings before Tax and Interest (EV/EBIT) and strong balance sheets (20% average annual returns) also very interesting. Since such stocks are rare I invest globally. Send me a message with your email address to get example articles of my premium research on Seeking Alpha.
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.
I'm a professor and data scientist who has developed scorecards to detect fraudulent bank transactions. As an investor I look for fraudulent stocks and other stocks that aren't what they seem.
Jonathan has been an individual investor for 10 years. He is a fundamental investor that looks for value and strong balance sheets. He believes investors do not have to buy a stock with a forward P/E over 100 to be a part of a strong growth story, rather, multi-baggers are sometimes even more likely from undervalued stocks with a low-single digit P/E ratios before earnings spike.
Jonathan earned his B.A. in Economics from The University of Toledo, and Earned his Masters in Public Administration from Sam Houston State University.
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. He currently works for an asset management company BH Securities. Ideas and information expressed in his articles on SeekingAlpha are his own and don't represent an official BH Securities opinion. 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 stocks with upcoming catalysts and a favorable reward-to-risk ratio.
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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Private investor with a focus on 1) event driven situations with a definable near-term catalyst, 2) arbitrage, 3) bankruptcy/reorganization/liquidation, and 4) yield oriented investments. Retired from the hedge fund industry in 2009.
As a Graham-and-Dodd value investor for many years, I aim to combine the methods of deep value investing and behavioral finance to identify mispriced securities while remaining alert to sources of macroeconomic risk. I believe periods of market instability such as today can be a great source of opportunity, setting the stage for value investors to strongly outperform through a hedged portfolio combining long positions in deeply undervalued stocks with solid balance sheets and carefully chosen short or put option positions against overvalued and overleveraged firms.
Investment professional and CFA charterholder. I write on Seeking Alpha as a personal hobby and to elicit feedback on specific ideas and topics, help organize my thinking, and connect with intelligent people.
Undergraduate degree from U. of Pennsylvania in biology although I did take too semesters of economics at the Wharton School. M.D. from U. of Pittsburgh. Studied rheumatology at Wake Forest U. where I remained on the faculty for 16 years with interests in basic research on the immune system and also clinical research. I then went into private practice and I retired six years ago. I began investing in the early seventy's as a value investor given that my late wife was Ben Graham's niece. After the March '09 melt down I started trading, but by the summer I had become primarily a fixed income investor.
Focused on boring low/no-growth industries with valuations wildly divergent from their cash flow based valuation. To end up in my price target, it's gotta be quantifiable, no qualitative upsides.
In between: Crossfit fanatic