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". - Me * "CAPM? More like CRAP-M!" - Me * "Post-Mortem Portfolio Theory " - Me * "The WACC is whack! " (another knock on Modern Portfolio Theory) - Me * "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" * “You can’t compensate for risk by using a high discount rate.” - Warren Buffet, quoted at a 1998 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting
Business owner for over 35 years now working less and investing more. Our company has grown from $1M in sales to $25M in that time. I have recently sold my shares as part of an exit strategy. My philosophy for success in life and business is based on creativity. As Albert Einstein once said, "Insanity: doing the same thing every day and expecting a different result."
Jordan S. Terry is the Founder & Managing Director of Stone Street Advisors LLC. He has a BS in finance with minor coursework in engineering & entrepreneurship from Penn State, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with concentrations in corporate finance and business law. He has work experience in corporate development, investment banking, operations, and investment research. His investing/analysis experience spans more than 10 years across virtually all industries and sectors. He has written about business, technology, innovation, policy and finance (both theory and practice) as well as industry- and firm-specific analysis since 2005.
In 2011, Jordan founded Stone Street Advisors LLC, an investment research and consulting firm catering to investment funds and corporations. Stone Street's track record of picking both long and short ideas has significantly outperformed the S&P500 on both a absolute and relative basis (detailed information available upon request).
He has written fairly extensively for The Atlantic, Forbes (where he has a column, "Fundamentally Speaking"), Zerohedge, Business Insider and other popular outlets, and his work has been highlighted by FT, WSJ, CNBC, NYT, The Globe & Mail, The Deal, and virtually every other major financial media outlet.
Former hedge fund trader and analyst focused on energy, long/short equities, and option strategies. Now writing while continuing to trade and invest. I look for value stocks and dividend growth opportunities as well as opportunistic trades. Started in the investment business in 1983 on the sell side, but moved to the buy side shortly after. I have traded commodities, stocks, and options.