Christopher "Kit" Menkin is of editor LeasingNews.org (http://www.leasingnews.org/), an internet trade publication for the finance/leasing industry. He has 46 years experience in the finance/leasing industry as well as being a founder of a commercial regional bank and serving on several company board of directors. He was a syndicated business columnist in news from Silicon Valley, California, for 12 commercial newspapers in the 1970's and early 1980's. Prior to getting into the financial business, he was a West Coast News Producer for ABC-TV News, Managing Editor KGO-TV News, San Francisco, California, and news editor at KFRC News, San Francisco, California. His three times a week news edition posted at www.leasingnews.org is read by over 175,000 in the trade and by related entities each month.
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 am Financial Systems Software Consultant, with over 15 years experience designing, building and maintaining applications for Fortune 500 firms. I possess a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. I have mainly focused my efforts on writing software geared towards Fixed Income products, Municipal Bond portals, Financial Datawarehouses, Equity Research and Portfolio Management tools at top tier Wall Street firms and Hedge Funds. I use a mixture of fundamental and technical analysis to find mostly long ideas. I favor momentum stocks, as I subscribe to the belief that there are other intangibles in the market, certain ‘Animal Spirits’, that factor into the price of stocks, and volume should be of more importance than price.
I am a CPA, CFE and have a BA in finance. I don't like to lose money.
If there are any bank stocks you would like to have regular quarterly/semi-annual coverage on let me know, I add a lot of names throughout the year but want to provide regular coverage for interested readers.
Currently living in Boston, MA. Have undergrad degrees in Economics and Supply Chain & Information System, and a Master's Degree in Finance with a quantitative emphasis. I have a multifaceted investment/trading approach that involves a high concentration of monthly income paying securities, a position of core holdings that have liquid options that I use to manage my risk basis, and a smaller component devoted to speculative holdings and precious metals.
I am also an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran having served in the Air Force, and managed resources in excess of $15 Billion during combat operations.
Cabeza Howe holds two M.S. degrees in engineering. He has extensive career background in science, engineering and software development. He is a self-made financial analyst and manages his own investment as a business. Focused value investing is his passion. He coined the term "two-in-one" stocks to describe stocks with both growth and value characteristics. He believes in achieving exceptional long-term return through investing in those stocks.
Through lessons learned and experience gained over the years, Cabeza believes the "two-in-one" stocks should be found mainly in large and mid caps. He views small caps as unproven and prone to perpetual decline even following days of glory. So he mostly believes trading instead of investing in small caps, with only rare exceptions.
He was born and grown up in China and used to trade and write about Chinese small caps. He now thinks Chinese small caps are in particular an area to avoid due to the well known accounting issues. The way Chinese regulators handled these accounting issues along with reported wealth of high ranking officials also convinced him that China is to an alarming degree ruled by kleptocracy. From first hand knowledge, however, Cabeza is still a big believer in Chinese consumers. He thinks the best way to benefit from it is through investing in multinationals like YUM, MCD, NKE, DIS and AAPL.
Global Risk Management Executive/Business Leader who leverages expertise in international commercial banking, debt and capital market products, nonprofit management and Harvard MBA to create continually evolving and improving risk governance and origination processes and policies. Builds teams that bring credibility, stature and subject matter expertise to risk management, revenue production, compliance, legal and IT practices. Brings clarity and a natural talent for fostering dialogues with boards, C-suite, internal and external stakeholders to gain consensus on expectations and long-term strategies to optimize and protect economic value and reputation of the firm.