David Sims is the managing member of RidgeHaven Capital LLC. We prefer distressed equities and value investing. The firm was established to manage wealth with an eye on fundamental value, but also an understanding of technical trends and market behavior.
David is a Certified Public Accountant and previously worked as an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm, SEC Reporting Analyst and financial systems administrator at a small private company.
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Corporate Development / M&A executive in a technology firm. MBA from the Wharton School and an undergraduate Engineering degree from one of the most competitive colleges schools in the world. When trading, I specialize in special situations where the company's future is not in line with their current and past performance.
Over 10 years of investing experience, I use dividend reinvestment to accumulate stocks. I view myself as a Long-Long investor, very rarely (if ever) making short term trades.
Most influential on my strategy is the book "Winning on Wall Street" By Martin Zweig, although several of the indicators Mr. Zweig used I have tailored or replaced with my own or available metrics.
I consider myself an independant Buy-Side Analyst.
I am both an investor and a trader.
I primarily use Technical Analysis for my trading. I also use it for entries in to long investments, and opportunities to hedge / trade against my longs using Options.
I am often very contrarian in my investments.
Currently, I'm an engineer working in the semiconductor industry, but I have had a varied career. I am nearing retirement. I came to the realization a few years back that I could not approach retirement and remain an amateur investor, that I needed to step up my game. Still in the process of doing that. Looking for and value. I can't imagine any non-investment pro finding their way around in the stock market, without a community like this one.
Update: Retired, as of 12/2015
Team of traders and investment managers from a Multi-Million Dollar New York Based hedge fund. Team members have an extensive research experience across traditional and alternative asset classes having an exposure to North America, Europe and Asia.
We combine both top-down and bottom-up research approaches. The top-down macro view determines sectors likely to outpeform while bottom-up fundamental analysis drives the primary research to identify stocks most likely to outperform peers within each identified sector.
I am NOT a stock analyst. Rather, I am a construction electrician. The past three years I have worked as a Solar Power Inspector for the City of Los Angeles. I feel that I have unique background accessing the actual performance of solar systems. It has been my primary job to reconcile the electrical production of solar arrays with their associated rebates.
I have been privy to both the financial data as well as the production data of solar power systems installed throughout the L.A. basin.
The price of solar panels has fallen exponentially, the same is true for LED lighting and electrical efficiency products.
I know, from practical experience that the people of Los Angeles can install solar power, and generate electricity for LESS money than they can purchase it from their local utility.
The nexus of renewable energy, electrical energy efficiency (LED Lighting), and electrical vehicles will empower people to overcome the monopolies of the utility and petroleum companies.
Individual energy entrepreneurs will define our future economy.