I am a value investor with a bent for quantitative analysis.
What began as an inconspicuous post-college job became an unintended odyssey into the 'rabbit hole' of quantitative finance. I began as a floor clerk on the CME/CBOT floor in Chicago. It was a pretty simple job running around pieces of paper, but I was stupefied by the world around me through which billions of dollars flowed daily. Determined to figure it out, I began a several year long independent study of all things pertaining to finance.
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 that explain my analytical philosophy:
- GAAP is crap; cash is King.
- CAPM? More like CRAP-M!
- The WACC (as presented by CAPM) 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."