I have been a part of the independent investment community for 15 years. I do not consider myself an expert in any specific arena, but I have amassed a lot of knowledge in many areas relating to economics, international policies, stocks, commodities, currencies, technical and fundamental analysis. As a SA requirement: I have never "been prosecuted on any securities-related issue, been barred from the securities industry, or convicted of a felony."
A well rounded investor with a knack for what's coming and what will work. I have an interest in companies with disruptive technology and a variety of other niche players. I have proprietary methods of finding undervalued, and under-appreciated stocks with huge potential.
Alan Brochstein, CFA, was the first investment professional to devote himself to sharing his observations about the cannabis industry from an investor's perspective publicly. He runs 420 Investor, a subscription-based due diligence platform for investors interested in the publicly-traded cannabis stocks and is also the founder of New Cannabis Ventures, a content aggregation site focused on investors and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.
Alan has worked in the securities industry since 1986, primarily with the responsibility for managing investments in institutional environments until he founded AB Analytical Services in 2007 in order to provide independent research and consulting to registered investment advisors. In addition to advising several different hedge funds and investment managers, including Friedberg Investment Management, where he participated as a member of its investment management committee, Alan was also a senior analyst for the independent research firm Management CV. In 2008, he began providing a first-of-its-kind subscription-based service for individual investors, Invest By Model, which offered two different portfolios that investors could replicate in their own accounts for $20 per month. Alan also offered The Analytical Trader at Marketfy, where he used fundamental and technical analysis in a disciplined process to offer specific trade ideas geared towards swing traders.
Alan launched www.420Investor.com in late 2013 as the premier source of information for "Green Rush" investors seeking to capitalize on the proliferation of legalized medical and recreational cannabis. In March 2014, Alan, who is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, began to focus solely on the cannabis sector. He launched www.NewCannabisVentures.com in late 2015.
You can follow Alan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/420investor) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Invest420). Alan also moderates a large LinkedIn group focused on the cannabis industry, Cannabis Investors & Entrepreneurs (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6523904)
Just a small town guy in flyover country who likes to think about economics and finance, ever since taking a course from Larry Meyer in Washington U. in St. Louis many years ago...before he became a big Fed-head. He personally scammed me out of a dollar to "save the whales," and I've been intrigued ever since.
Live in Asia and travel frequently in the region. Some background in engineering, programming and business. Loves reading on technologies, ranging from IT, military to agriculture.
Like to observe people, their social behavior, attitudes, belongings and attire.
Started trading with my dad at age 12, graduated BA economics 75 USF, BS Business 76 US, MBA at age 28 in 78 interest at the time the CBOE, worked for BAC, then for different banks and brokers, in France. In 1987 worked at the creation of the "MONEP" at its early beginning. (Marché des Options Négociables de Paris). The start of the french "negociable" options market. Retired from the rat race in 1996 and enjoying my life ever since, keeping busy trading, thanks high speed internet, from my home, on the beach under the coconut trees.