I am a value investor with a bent for quantitative analysis. I got my start as floor clerk as the CBOE. While I have moved on to other professional endeavors, I have retained my passion for markets. I became a SeekingAlpha contributor because I am an avid user. I love that the content creators and users are one in the same! Axioms to live by: * GAAP is crap. * CAPM? More like CRAP-M! * Post-Mortem Portfolio Theory * The WACC is whack! * "You have to understand the fundamentals first" - Aleks Chechkin * "You want to know about charts? All ships at the bottom of the ocean had charts; look where that got 'em!" - Bill McMahon * "If you spend more than 13 minutes analyzing economic and market forecasts, you've wasted 10 minutes." - Peter Lynch * "The market can remain irrational for longer than you can remain solvent" - Keynes * "The time to buy is when blood is in the streets" - Baron Rothschild* "There is no such thing as a bad investment; just a bad price" * "The solution for high (low) prices is high (low) prices"