I am an investment analyst from Dublin, Ireland. I run Independent Value, my investment blog, where I write about my personal investment portfolio in real-time, as well as share my thoughts on investing and finance. My blog serves as a public record of my investment analysis, decision making process and performance. I subscribe to a value-investing philosophy, and seek to continuously learn from investors such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Seth Klarman, Howard Marks and Dr. Michael Burry. Please refer to my blog, Independent Value, at independentvalue.wordpress.com. My investment objective is to grow my capital over a long-term time horizon by avoiding permanent impairment or loss of capital, and earning an adequate rate of return that at a minimum preserves the purchasing power of my capital.