Econ Grapher currently publishes the Econ Grapher blog. He previously worked in markets, trading, investment management, and corporate strategy. He has also set up two internet research businesses in stock research and economic research.
Background: F. Martin Koenig has over 30 years experience in investment management with Chase Manhattan, AIG Global Investors, Mitsubishi Bank, Integrity Mutual Funds, and his own firm, which has focused largely on hedge funds. He moved the Integrity Technology Fund from a * STAR to ***** STAR rating in just 3 years. In the early 1980s, he also co-developed the StockPickerUSA.com approach to investing with Dr. Constantin Bilciu who has his PhD in Computer Science. Koenig Advisors-StockPickerUSA.com seeks to improve the reward/risk ratio of portfolios. We use a multifactor approach to select attractive issues to buy and unattractive issues to sell; placing emphasis on valuation, price momentum + mean reversion, and future earnings characteristics. We also dynamically vary the %cash or %short exposure using proprietary models.
Formerly (fall 2003- spring 2007), Mr. Koenig was Chief Economist and Senior Portfolio Manager with Integrity Mutual Funds, Inc. Prior to joining Integrity, he was Chairman of Koenig Advisors Inc., and Koenig Capital Investment Inc., the sole General Partner of New World NT Fund, L.P. Since 1982, acting as a consultant and otherwise, Mr. Koenig has assisted in the start-up of a number of investment management firms, including the turn key start-up of Mitsubishi Bank Trust Company of New York in mid-1987. He is generally known for his expertise in this area. In late 1987, Mr. Koenig joined the recently formed AIG Global Investors as Managing Director, becoming Co-Chairman of the Global Stock Selection Committee. He concurrently served as Chief Investment Advisor to Mitsubishi Bank. In 1989 F. Martin Koenig Advisors commenced operations as a private proprietorship with less than 15 clients, retaining the Mitsubishi relationship until 1991. Koenig Advisors is successor to this proprietorship. Mr. Koenig began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank. He advanced to Senior Portfolio Executive, Vice President, Division Manager, and member of the Portfolio Strategy Group, with direct responsibility for about $1 billion (impacting $7 billion) in assets under management. While working at Chase Investors Management Corporation, Mr. Koenig developed the first generation version of StockPickerUSA.com (SM). Mr. Koenig graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree with concentration in finance and accounting, and received his MBA in investments at the American University, graduating at the top of the class. He is also a founding Director and past President of both the New York and National Option and Futures Societies. Mr. Koenig is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts, where he was unanimously cited as “Volunteer of the Year” in 1994
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
New to investing, reading all I can at the moment to learn as much as I can. Right now, I'm kind of a scalping trader, buy low, sell high. It's been working for me, for the most part. Thinking about retirement in near future, and interested in finding good growth stocks with dividend income.