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Looking for moats and/or neglected value companies. To diversify the biggest risk to my investments (myself) I also use ETF:s and funds that I find interesting and that fit to my strategies.
I am also quite interested in macro econ. but I try not to mess with macro and investing too much, because i believe that timing the market is ultimately a loser's game.
As a mathematician (Ph.D.) I am most interested in investment strategies with statistically favorable returns. In particular I invest in net-nets (20-30% average annual returns). I find companies with low Enterprise Value/Earnings before Tax and Interest (EV/EBIT) and strong balance sheets (20% average annual returns) also very interesting. Since such stocks are rare I invest globally.
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I immigrated to Canada from India in the 80's with $10 in my pocket and have not done badly. I am grateful to Canada for giving me the opportunity to succeed and build a good life. I lived in the US for a couple of years but returned to Canada. The similarities and differences between the two countries fascinate me, I have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (I am a Ontario licensed Pharmacist), and was "retired" recently from the R&D department of a major Pharma company. I also have an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Over the last 15 years, through a combination of interest, hardwork and luck, I have accumulated a portfolio which has made me financially independent (at least on paper), while making all the rookie mistakes and enduring two big bear markets fully invested (the last one with leverage) and holding a full time professional job and raising a family. The 2007-09 bear market has taught me that technical's are important and its important to raise cash at the right time. I follow the economic indicators carefully with the hope of avoiding (at least partially) a bear market. I continue to learn from experience and the read economic and financial commentary voraciously. I like to think I am playing the long game which takes guts, skill and patience.
My investing style is value - with a GARP orientation. My experience is that a few home runs make up for a many strike-outs, though now I focus more on stealing singles. I realize that Investing is a "losers game", to win you need to minimize your losses but at the same time, if there is no risk, there is no gain. I like to be highly diversified and routinely follow over a 100 positions. I invest, not trade, waiting patiently for a fat pitch.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck investing.
Manu Hinduja has extensive experience in financial consulting and corporate management. In his versatile career, he worked at various increasingly responsible positions at Exxon in Texas, Louisiana, California and Alaska. At Exxon, he was a key member of the Prudhoe Bay Equity Team which successfully negotiated 1.6% extra equity for the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field worth over a Billion dollars for Exxon. He handled Alaska Operations for Exxon ($2 Billion projects). He was the Reserves Coordinator and a key negotiator for ConocoPhillips sale of the Huntington Beach Oil Field to Shell Oil. At Kelt Energy, he was Vice President Acquisitions directly affecting the phenomenal growth of the company through aggressive acquisitions culminating in a reverse merger in the London Stock Exchange and acquiring Carless PLC in a hostile leveraged buyout (a ₤200 deal).
Manu was Advisor, Chief Financial Officer at Schreiber Enterprises, the largest Appliance Distribution Company in Southern California in the early nineties. He has done many Oil & Gas Deals acting as Advisor and Investment Banker. Also, bought the USS Coral Sea, the largest aircraft carrier from the Navy and distributed the profits to the investors after cutting it up for scrap metal.
Manu Hinduja was born in Mumbai, India and graduated from IIT, Bombay before he came to the United States for his graduate studies. He got his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, Houston, TX and his MBA from Pepperdine Graduate School of Business.
Manu is an active public speaker on Metaphysical topics and Finance. He is an avid writer and poet.
I love life and want to live it to its fullest. My aim is to retire when I am forty and live on dividends. I have a modest life style so I think I can achieve it.
My first milestone is to
- earn in dividends what equals to 2 months of my average expenses by the time I hit 30
Don’t lose money
Don't lose money
Don't lose money
Margin of Safety leaves cool growth companies to the boyz from Wall Street and whomever they manage to shift the merchandise - boring is good and dull is beautiful when it comes to the investment returns. It's all about a margin of safety, discount to the intrinsic value, not being fooled by Mister Market, courage to disagree with the crowd and the patience to wait for the right opportunity.
I was your typical Buy and hold kind of guy and I had some fantastic wins. However, I also had some mammoth losses with that strategy. I read hundreds of books, went to investment seminars, subscribed to the Wall street Journal. IBD, Barron's and countless other financial publications. I spent thousands of hours studying and reading about the macro economy and companies I wanted to invest in. I studied company financials, read every article about them, listened to conference calls, looked into management, checked out their product or service all in the hopes of investing in the next Apple, Microsoft, Walmart, early and becoming an overnight millionaire.
Then I started following day traders on Twitter and Stocktwits and I watched these traders make some pretty impressive profits holding a stock for literally 10 minutes or an hour. I actually watched one individual make an obscene amount of money in one stock both on the way up and then on the way down in about 4 hours. The kicker for me was when he concluded his trading in that stock he asked " Hey does anyone know what that company does?" I was floored!! They were in and out in one day and holding a cash position overnight. Not having to worry about waking up the following morning to some negative Press release about one of the companies they are invested in, or the overall macro economy that sends markets or your stock plunging.
It was then that I decided to educate myself and learn this craft to become a full time trader. Now I am blessed and living my dream of making a living doing what I love as a day trader and blogging about my journey. You know you have passion for your job when you are sad that its Friday and you can't wait till Monday.
Since 2014, I have been working on my own startup, which is a functional mix of a Spreadsheet, Mindmap and Social network.
As of today, there exists a working prototype, which I use to gather information about companies and develop their DCF Models; these are going to be used to write articles for Seeking Alpha.
During my career as an investment analyst and head of research, I was occupied with the following:
- Developing a system of econometric models to describe over 100 key international economic parameters;
- Forecasting currency exchange rates (USD, EUR, RUB, AUD, CAD and GBP, among others), interest rates and commodities prices (oil, natural gas and steel products);
-Developing a credit quality methodology for the valuation of companies and banks and using it for bond portfolio modeling.