I am an undergraduate finance student and value investor influenced by the likes of Buffett, Graham, Marks, Klarman, Greenblatt, etc. I am currently interning for a value oriented fund based in Texas, and I’m also searching for an internship for summer 2017. I can be contacted by phone at 1-508-505-8910 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a little more background… I started reading Graham and Buffett when I was around 14 or 15 years old and quickly began to develop a passion for value investing. People often say that something just “clicks” and that’s certainly what happened for me. I began investing my own money shortly after and then began to write for Seeking Alpha in my junior year of high school. I have come quite a long way as an investor since then, as you can see by looking at the comparative simplicity of some of my earliest articles. Over time, my investment philosophy has developed into a strictly value oriented approach, but this does not mean we need to make value and growth a dichotomy. Some companies might be a buy at 25x earnings while others might be a sell at 10x earnings. Through a thorough analysis of competitive and other qualitative factors, along with a valuation through DCF and/or comparable company multiples, I will ultimately arrive at my decision whether to buy, sell, or do nothing. Most of the time I don’t do anything. I aim to only purchase stocks when, simply put (and it’s much more complicated in practice), not everything has to go right in order for the investment to work out. Although I think the strong form EMH is quite ridiculous and has been disproven by various track records, I’m willing to admit that it’s quite difficult to find a security that has an adequate margin of safety worked in. It requires that I constantly try to turn over more rocks. Although I originally started writing for Seeking Alpha as a way to increase my knowledge and earn a little bit of spending money, its primary use has now developed into serving as my investment journal. I will give each idea I write up a thorough qualitative and quantitative overview, and make my decision based on the findings. I will continually revisit past works to see how the idea has been developing and where I may have gone wrong so that I can avoid similar mistakes in the future. I welcome any and all feedback on my articles, and please feel free to reach out if you wish to contact me for whatever reason (information above).
Compounding Snowballs is written by Edward Chang, the founder and Managing Partner of Pledge Capital. Edward has worked on both the buy-side and the sell-side. He covers a universe of potential "compounders," and invests in his favorite names for a group of friends and family.
My goal on Seeking Alpha is to provide my analysis on potential "compounders." It is up to the reader to determine if the company is worth following. We all have different risk tolerances, and I tend to err on the side of caution, so investments I do not like at the moment, may look like an attractive opportunity for another. My thoughts are simply a starting point for your own research.
Feedback, especially if you disagree is very welcome. I hope to connect with others, and partake in some great debates. I have encountered a number of writers, who I highly respect on this website. If you enjoy my work, I believe you will also like the writing of Terrier Investing, Stone Fox Capital, and Whitney Tilson.
The information posted, including videos, financial models, and other content are published for informational and educational purposes only. The information posted should not be construed by anyone as an invitation or solicitation to buy or sell any security. Nothing should be construed as personalized legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Readers are encouraged to consult with a qualified financial adviser to obtain advice suited to their personal circumstances.
The information posted including our models, videos and other content is provided on an "as is" for demonstration purposes only basis. Neither we nor our agents or associates are liable for any errors, delays, incompleteness of data presented, or for actions taken based on reliance on any information contained on our website or within our content. We also take no responsibility for the accuracy or content of linked websites or reports. No warranty or representation either expressed or implied is provided for the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information presented.
The information we post, including videos, models and other content is not intended to be a complete summary of the instrument, company, or market discussed. Our opinions expressed may change without any notice. We do not update or keep current the information. We may issue, or have issued communication either written or verbal which contradicts or reaches different conclusions from the information presented in our Models and Content based on different assumptions, analytical methods or views. We are under no obligation to ensure that such other communications are brought to the attention of any recipient of this document.
Question everything, and conduct your own due diligence. Happy investing!
Recent graduate of Bucknell University, where I majored in Accounting and Financial Management, now working at my first job in asset management. I have been investing in the stock market since I was 13 years old. Almost a decade later, I have come to realize the advantages of utilizing a Benjamin Graham inspired value investing approach to the market. Interestingly, my investment style takes after that used at the hedge fund of my late grandfather, who studied under Graham directly at Columbia University more than half-a century ago.
Value investor focused on micro-caps.
I write for CompleteBankData and am also a
Passively looking for a job on the buyside.
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
We want to give you the ultimate edge in banking market intelligence. That means timely articles on bank stocks that are under-followed and under-appreciated.
One of our specialities is to look at banks through the eyes of an acquirer. We look past the reality today and view a bank in light of its ultimate potential, what it could be worth to an acquirer, or what it might be worth as an acquirer.
As investors know the banking industry is rapidly consolidating. We went form 14,000 banks in the 1980s to ~6,000 banks today. And regulators have made it clear they would prefer if the US banking industry had closer to 1,500 banks. What happens to the excess banks? They'll be sold and rolled up as management teams retire, as Boards tire of endless regulation, or as these banks are outpaced by technology.
CompleteBankData pulls source data directly and digitally from US regulators meaning we don't introduce the possibility for human transposition error. But data is just a starting point. We've built top in class analytical and research tools that help users save hours of time researching and searching for hard to find data.
Beyond our standard tools we specialize in custom reporting and customized software solutions based on our platform. Please contact us for further details.
My goal is to be a sales engineer or an investment banker. I am dedicated and hard working. I have a natural gift of working with different personalities to reach a common goal. When I am given a task, I will achieve it. The enthusiasm I bring to a project is one of the best traits that I posses. Also, relating to different people is a strong attribute that helps me understand what all people are trying to achieve.