Follow me on Twitter: @NewConstructs David is CEO of New Constructs (www.newconstructs.com), an independent research firm that leverages proprietary technology to find key insights from the Financial Footnotes of 10Ks and 10Qs. Having analyzed over 70,000 annual reports and their Financial Footnotes, New Constructs helps protect clients from the red flags/unknowns in SEC filings. David is a distinguished investment strategist and corporate finance expert. He is a member of FASB's Investors Advisory Committee, and he is author of the Chapter “Modern Tools for Valuation” in The Valuation Handbook (Wiley Finance 2010). David's insights into the markets and his stock picks have been popular with a wide variety of media outlets.
I study the best and attempt to emulate them. The best being Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch, and try to study their influences Graham and Fisher. I believe the best approach to equities is recognizing a company in its growth stage and buying it at a reasonable valuation. I was a finance major in college and learned more from reading books written by and about the greatest investors of all time.
Professionally, I have done a bit of everything in my long life, from playing rock and roll, to developing software, and running a successful entrepreneurial business. But I am best known as a writer of bestselling books about business and health. I write under a pseudonym here on Seeking Alpha because that way I know readers will evaluate my work strictly on the basis of what I actually said rather than who I am.
Retired for the DoD after 32 years...have an accounting degree...started my career as a Jr accountant back in 1971 and worked up to Comptroller level by the time I was 28...realized the need for a good pension, I went to work for the DoD...my last position was a budget analyst and program manger for OMB Circular A-76, Commercial Activities...as a retiree I enjoy stock charting and investing as well as my 2 grad daughters...
Ted Waller is a private investor who bought his first stock at age 13 (GTE) and has over 50 years of investing experience. His focus is on deep value and low risk. Acquiring wealth is a slow incremental process that requires setting goals, adherence to principles, patience, and flexibility.
I manage a technology start-up in recycling. Previously I worked as a country head at an international start-up, a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a project manager at a manufacturing company.
I have MSc in structural engineering and MBA (with focus on finace) from a top-tier business school.