Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.
I worked for many years as an Engineering and Manufacturing Manager in my native Puerto Rico for a Fortune 500 company. I resigned to my job to open and operate two restaurants until things went from bad to worse with the economy and general safety on the island. I relocated to U.S.A. with my wife and daughters several years ago searching better opportunities for them. I have found a new passion in my life (after 50) in daily trading. After making a lot of research including paying subscriptions I have found Seeking Alpha as the absolutely best place to learn (for free) from all kind of traders and investors; sophisticated, amateurs, technicians and etc. My goal is to develop my skills on a daily basis in order of being able to someday publish my own articles.
Independent trader for 35 years. Currently day trading options using the "weeklys." The worse experience was trading the FOREX! I still consider myself a student of the market and try to read, research and study about 3- 5 hours per day.
I am a finance and investment professional. I have a working background as a Wealth Manager in a well-reputed fund management/asset management company. I have an experience of more than 8 years working in the finance and investment industry. In addition to graduation in the business & finance discipline, I am also a CFA program candidate (preparing myself for the last stage-level 3 of the Gold Standard qualification). Being a prestigious and well-recognized credential in the financial services industry, the CFA program really helped me to have a depth knowledge of financial markets around the world. I have a thorough understanding of the theoretical as well as the practical approaches of the challenging profession of finance & investments. A snapshot of my activities is as under: I regularly communicate portfolio and market strategy to existing and prospective clients based on strategic and tactical market outlook and individual client circumstances. Performed financial advisory and consultancy to individual and corporate clients. Financial Statement Modeling (Spreadsheet Modeling) for different investors. Financial statement projections, share price valuation, sensitivity and scenario analysis. I have experience of business valuation (public and private company valuation) using different types of valuation models like dividend discount model, discounted cash flow model, enterprise value multiples using fundamental analysis. Used NPV and IRR techniques to value projects. Made financial plans for different clients. Advised entrepreneurs and small businesses how to get most out of limited resources. Making investment policy statement (IPS) by Interviewing clients to determine their current income, expenses, insurance coverage, tax status, financial objectives, risk tolerance, or other information needed to develop a financial plan. Provided advisory services about Capital Market Expectations, Portfolio Management Techniques (Planning (IPS), Implementation and Monitoring), and how behavioral factors affects investment decisions. Advised how to invest prudently in equity and fixed income segments of capital markets. Prepared detailed analysis how economic and political factors (like interest rates, inflation, population demographics, growth rates, changing governments and government decisions) affects investments. Conducting in-depth Financial Due Diligence for Investments, Businesses, Corporate finance activities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and other related activities. I managed a portfolio of stock investments. I analyze stock exchange behavior regularly, monitoring the factors that affect investments.