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I am a fundamental investor who enjoys performing due diligence-based equity research.
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  • Read This, My Performance

    In an effort to be very transparent I have gone through every pick I have made on this site (That I wrote an article about) and have created an updating Google Docs spreadsheet. The spreadsheet automatically updates during market hours and reflects all of my calls. As I continue to make calls I will update the spreadsheet. You can view the spreadsheet here and I will have it on my author sidebar soon. Thanks everybody for reading!

    Sincerely,

    Christopher Drose

    Firethorn Research

    Sep 28 3:19 PM | Link | Comment!
  • An Awesome 2013 So Far

    I started writing for Seeking Alpha on January 21. Since then I have published 41 articles and made some 37 stock picks (long, short). In this table I have the date of the article, what the stock was selling for then, and what it is selling for now and the percent change. (click to enlarge(click to enlarge)

    Awesome picks include long Leap Wireless (LEAP) which was taken over for a 100% premium about 2 weeks after my article, short Polar Petroleum (OTC:POLR) which was frozen by the SEC and has shaved over $200 million off the market cap since it was unfrozen, and a short of Blackberry (BBRY) which has yielded 46%. Other good calls include Goodyear Tire (GT) up almost 40%, short Pultegroup (PHM) and Lennar (LEN) both down ~20%, and long South Carolina Bank & Trust (SCBT) which is up over 15%. Bad calls include shorts of Best Buy (BBY) which is up 55%, a short of hhGregg (HGG) which is up 115%, and a short of Pitney Bowes (PBI) which is up 34%. As you can see some of my shorts have been great, while others not so much. It's obviously been a horrible market for shorting, but I have had several excellent shorts. Read the rest of this at my blog here.

    Aug 03 11:18 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Talking About Polar Petroleum In The Alaska Dispatch

    I was quoted in the Alaska Dispatch on Friday, for an article that highlighted the trading of Polar Petroleum after the SEC suspension. If you would like to see the quotes and the rest of the article, feel free to visit my blog here.

    Jun 30 3:55 PM | Link | Comment!
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