We aim to provide research, insight, analysis, and services that will help our readers become more informed regarding the current state of financial affairs. In our analysis, we will always strive to view situations from multiple perspectives to obtain a full understanding of the situation. Briefly, the core foundation of our investment philosophy consists of: (1) a combination of top-down and bottom-up research; (2) a strong focus on the fundamentals; (3) an eye on the current market psychology; (4) an objective mind; and (5) a system of rules to manage and reduce risk.
My name is Payman Winborn. Upon graduation from college in 1999 I founded a company that distributed computer hardware. Although this was a profitable business, I did not want to focus all my resources on one avenue of success, so I looked to diversify my interests. I explored real estate and finance as possible alternative businesses and discovered an interest and passion in futures trading. This is what I ultimately choose as a second source of income.
Initially, I imagined that day trading would be the ideal profession: no customers or staff, no inventory or rent and the possibility of unlimited income. And, more importantly, it presented me with the opportunity to work anywhere....from the privacy of my home or from the balcony of a hotel room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, I knew little about the pitfalls of day trading for a living. To begin with, I spent countless hours reading books, studying charts and conducting research in an effort to become a profitable trader. Six years later, and after the loss of several hundred thousand dollars, my efforts finally resulted in the development of a highly profitable strategy.
This strategy is primarily based on technical analysis and was developed for ES E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contracts from CME Group but it also works in many other financial instruments such as Stocks (NYSE), Bonds, Currencies(Forex Spot), Commodities (Gold and Crude Oil From CME GROUP,Globex,NYMEX, CBOT,Brent Crud Oil From ICE Global Markets), Options, Global Indices and CFD’s with similar high accuracy.
In retrospect, I understand that the biggest barrier to my success was the fact that I tried to learn everything by myself. An experienced mentor could have helped me avoid that painful learning experience....and saved me a significant amount of money as well as many years of frustration.
Today I am an active, and profitable, trader. As a token of appreciation for my success, I now share my tools and experience with other day traders. I believe that my knowledge and skill can help others become successful traders and, in the summer of 2010, I began to publish my realtime market signals and daily results online in order to demonstrate the accuracy of my trading strategy.
2009: Miami, FL Aspiring value investor. Focus on quality of balance sheet, the new "net nets" (FCF), and the tenets of Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher, Warren Buffet, and Charlie Munger. Every investment should be a value investment. You're buying things at, by your estimate, less then they're worth. It's a no-brainer as long as your research is thorough and your assumptions sound.
2016: Value investing skills are great. Value investing in practice (in public markets) is tough. Gotta find the places where others are not looking. And not look at stock prices every day. Maybe once a month.
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I am an individual investor that has been doing so for over 30 years. While I've made most of the mistakes that can be made, I have learned a lot in the process and have been fairly successful. I have an MBA from the University of Chicago.
I started getting into the stock market at the young age of 13. I have been determined ever since then to learn how to make money in the stock market. By the end of high school I was known has the stock market “kid.” For my graduating class my teachers created a new award for one student to be awarded each year due to my passion in the markets. I am proud to be my high school’s first Warren Buffet Award Winner.
My reputation continued in college as have tried to help others learn what I know. I became President of our school’s Financial Management Association, Treasurer of my fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and also Treasurer of the Inter Fraternity Council. Through the power of leadership I have continued to help others learn the basics of the markets.
I have traded full time using financial derivatives which was very lucrative until the recent market turbulence. I have developed additional risk management rules that adapt to six sigma type events which I share with those close to me. I am now trading again full time with a focus on risk management, profit & loss, and statistical management. Trading is my passion so I strive to utilize 110% of my potential through the continuous commitment to the innovation of the portfolio management profession. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration as a finance major in 2009.
I now own my own market research firm Shane Edmund Group LLC (www.shaneedmund.com) and help with my father's company in business development/operations management involving the quality end of high-tech manufacturing applications (www.accutechmeasurement.com).
Check me out on Linkedin for more information about me and my mission: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shanedrozdowski
Individual investor interested in learning more about the markets. I mainly look at small cap stocks with limited analyst coverage. Ideal opportunities involve catalysts that may unlock value and overreactions to short term, temporary events. I also enjoy looking at companies with a wide moat in the Warren Buffett sense and Ben Graham 'Net Net' stocks.
Background: After attaining a degree in Engineering, I pursued my Master's Degree in Finance and have worked in various finance roles since 2011. In addition, I have passed the CFA Level II exam.
I am an independent investor with most of my funds in a Roth IRA account. I work in the health care field and am already seeing the slowing and primarily stopping of hiring. I expect a very large changes in our health field ALL for the worse. The majority of doctors are not accepting new medicare patients and many are just going to retire. This will affect many people in rural areas of the county which do not have many choices of doctors already. The doctors hospitals in Texas have said they will close their doors with the new healthcare. With less doctors working more people will use the emergency room as their "primary care physician." Very large changes for the worse will be here soon.