ContraHour is an anonymous blog written by a co-portfolio manager of a small cap and dividend-oriented, value portfolio. As he writes on his site, the name of his blog has the following origin: "If you're a fan of Todd Harrison's Minyanville, you'll recognize the title of my blog. ContraHour refers to the hour before the market closes (2 - 3 pm) when the market often does the opposite of what it will do going into the close." Working on the buy side, ContraHour considers himself a contrarian investor whose fortes include 1) buying broken growth stocks that have been beaten down but have already shown some aptitude in turning around; 2) buying growth stocks that have yet to be discovered or 3) buying deep value stocks that most investors have given up. Visit their site: contrahour.com (http://www.contrahour.com/)
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.
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Current role as in-house M&A in information services space, i.e. information, data, analytics, ad tech, digital marketing, etc. Previous roles as private equity analyst and strategy consultant in financial services sector. Actually have to build valuation models, conduct market research and comps analysis for a living.
Disclosure: I am not a financial advisor/adviser. The views expressed here are mine alone and not those of my employer.
I’m a swing trader of momentum stocks with a holding period of anywhere from a few hours to a few months. I run a number of screens to locate the strongest/weakest stocks out there, using technical analysis to determine my entries and exits. Trying to calculate the intrinsic value of stocks in my opinion is out of date and there is wisdom in crowds.I've developed a market timing system that determines when it's best to be long, short or on the sidelines, using a number of proprietary indicators based on many time frames. I believe that to have longevity in this field one must find ways to calm the mind and trade from a detached point of view. Emotionless trading will allow you to respond to what's going on right now in the markets, rather than reacting to daily fluctuations.View my personal blog http://zentrader.ca/
so far, I have 4 sources of income.
1) A business
2) A carefully curated, never to be sold dividend growth portfolio
3) Value investments rebalanced quarterly
4) Quick day trades, scalps, and swing trades
I stock-talk in SA about category #4. ALL EQUITIES HAVE RISK. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
I am currently a cash mgr for a large asset mgmt firm, as well as a part-time grad student at Fordham's GBA program. I am studying to get an MBA in Finace with a Specialization in Investment Mgmt. I have worked in the industry for 5 yrs and am extremely fascinated with primarily the equities markets.
Stocks are my hobby.
I watch what I decide are or will be needs, in such things as food, transportation, and resources.
My political philosophy is conservative.
I prefer reliability to complexity. (portfolio illustration)
I prefer to seek my own knowledge and interests. Not be presented with details that do not interest me. There are enough ideas to discover without sorting what I already know.
I am a former Wall Street analyst with a specialization in consumer technology, semiconductors, and other emerging growth themes. I am now a registered investment adviser, for high net worth clients.
My firm, Faust Capital Management (FCM) is an independent registered investment advisory firm. FCM manages separate accounts for high net worth individuals. We utilize a combination of individual stocks, selected on the basis of our own research, and ETFs for broader market exposure.