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 an experienced individual investor who has been trading merger arbitrage stocks and options since the 90's. I am a writer with a Master of Science from Northwestern University and I truly enjoy writing articles about the stock market. I try to look for opportunities where the odds are in my favor and there is a definite edge. On Seeking Alpha my articles will aim to provide insight and favorable risk/reward for the readers.However, I am not an investment advisor so any recomendations or ideas I write about in my articles, blogs, or comments shouldn't be taken as investment advice. I recommend using my writings as a starting point to which you should add your own research or that of an investment advisor.
"Any time you make a bet with the best of it, where the odds are in your favor, you have earned something on that bet, whether you actually win or lose the bet. By the same token, when you make a bet with the worst of it, where the odds are not in your favor, you have lost something, whether you actually win or lose the bet."
-David Sklansky, "The Theory of Poker"
Worked for big software and financial companies for 20+ years. Investing for past 15+ years his own portfolio. Eclectic approach biased toward value investing, dividends, trend investing, CEFs, option selling and hedging at market extremes.
Dr. Michael Pomerleano is on external service from The World Bank in Washington DC. He is now advisor on financial stability to the Bank of Israel. He was on external service with the Secretariat of Committee on the Global Financial System at the Bank for International Settlements until June, 08. The CGFS is a central bank forum established by the Governors of the G10 central banks to monitor and examine broad issues relating to financial markets and financial stability.
Prior to that, he was the Program Manager for the World Bank's Financial Sector Policy Outreach Program. He has extensive operational financial experience in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. He was Resident Advisor to Bank Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia for 2 years during a World Bank Financial Sector Development Program, and during the Asia Crisis worked extensively in Indonesia, and Korea. Michael Pomerleano was co-director of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Brookings Institute annual conference on Financial Markets and Development. Before joining the World Bank in 1992, he was with the supervision and regulation division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the strategic planning department of the National Banking Group of Citicorp. He received his PhD and MA in Business Economics, a joint degree of the Harvard Business School and Harvard Economics Department, and his BA in Economics from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
His most recent publications include Corporate Restructuring: Lessons from Experience, with William Shaw ( World Bank April 2005) ; Asset Price Bubbles: Implications for Monetary, Regulatory, and International Policies, Curt Hunter, George Kaufman and Michael Pomerleano, eds. (Boston: MIT Press, 2002), Development and Regulation of Non-Bank Financial Institutions by Jeffrey Carmichael and Michael Pomerleano (Washington: World Bank, 2002), Open Doors: Foreign Participation in Financial Systems in Developing Countries by Robert E. Litan, Paul Masson and Michael Pomerleano, eds. (Washington: Brookings Institute Press, 2001) , Managing Financial and Corporate Distress by Charles Adams, Robert E. Litan and Michael Pomerleano, eds. (Washington: Brookings Institute, 2000).
I following value investing mixed with some GARP and special situations, all in a macroeconomic and thematic viewpoint. I like to find companies with sustainable competitive advantages that seem undervalued or unknown by the market, in rising industries with tailwinds at their backs.
I look for market misperceptions, recent news and drastic price changes, and new management strategies that will lead to differentiated returns.
Please don't hesitate to comment and give me your opinions. Similarly, I will try to give my insight to help you make educated decisions affecting your portfolios.
As far as my anonymity goes, I work in the industry as a buy-side analyst, and prefer not to have my research attributed to me for that exact reason. If you have further questions, please feel free to message me.