My name is John (Jack) Ford. I am a recent graduate with a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
I focus on actionable insights on U.S. equities, both long and short. I spend the majority of my time reading filings and history since both of these information sources are relatively free.
The first of my two main influences is John Maynard Keynes, one of the first investors to use concentrated positions in high quality companies to great effect (and subsequently by Graham and Buffett) in managing the King's College fund and his own wealth.
The second is David Tepper due to his no-nonsense approach to investing that relies on analysis heavy on insight and light on rhetoric. For one, no other high AUM investor is willing to use the versatility of liquid index-tracking funds as opposed to index futures due to the former's stigma.
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I hope to retire soon. ETA is now September 1, 2013.
Oops, I didn't make it. My contract got extended. Let's go with January, 2014.
Oops, missed again. Try Fall 2015.
I started trading stocks (and investing?) just since May of 2011, and I love it.
This is what I want to do when I grow up.
I'm panicked now (September, 2013) because I still don't take any of this seriously.
I do things for the stupidest reasons.
As of Summer 2015, I'm into selling options; mostly puts, put spreads, and recently iron condors.
Lares Capital, a long/short fund that specializes in small caps, option strategies, and low-liquidity equities. The fund invests in both domestic and foreign securities.
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I have been investing in stocks for over 20 years. Lot of failures during those years. I have been succesful investor for the last few years. I am a Graham & Dod style investor and avid reader of the stock Market. I am an Engineer working in the Auto Industry for the last 20 years.
Graduated in May of 2008 with an undergraduate double major in Finance and Banking. After graduating, I started auditing Community Banks and Financial Institutions for a local auditing firm. I graduated with my MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions in August 2012 (while working full time). In July 2013, I acquired the CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) certification and in January 2014 promoted to Audit Manager of the Banking department for the same company I started to work for in 2008.
In 2009 I started investing. First it was any industry and any opportunity, things went ok (at best). I then started researching publicly traded Community Banks. I soon found out that undervalued Community Banks is my wheelhouse for investing. My first investment in a Virgina Community Bank returned 110% over 12 months. The rest is history. I have since expanded into oil, REITs, BDCs and retail with limited success. I have recently started to gravitate back to Community Banks due mostly to the realization that that's where I have made the most money and have the best success.
All messages are welcomed! I get on SA often and enjoy reading all kinds of articles.