About the Author: Jayson Derrick has over 7 years experience in the world of high frequency trading having assumed several positions within the industry. The first as a trader where he traded millions of shares daily, a risk manager overseeing more than $75 million in trader funds, and then the director of sales, trading and training for a well known equity trading firm. Jayson currently works for a local hedge fund as director of research with the responsibility of closely following dozens of stocks and news sources. Jayson has also worked closely with several international hedge funds in an advisory role. Despite the heavy background in intra day high frequency trading, Jayson also held positions as portfolio analyst where he recommended long term investments. Jayson is a contributor to Seeking Alpha and is asked for his commentary and analysis on several other large financial websites on topics such as emerging economies, ETFs and explaining basic financial terms.
Better than 20% returns for last 10 years. I do not manage money for anyone so please do not ask. I have been practicing law for nearly 25 years in very large and mid-size corporate law firms representing some of the largest companies, brokerage firms, hedge funds and investment professionals. My representation includes due diligence, structuring deals, finance evaluation and litigation support for complex business disputes involving public and private large dollar value transactions. My analytical skills as an attorney give me a perspective to investigate investments in a manner wherein I look for not only the standard parameters of the financial community (i.e. GAAP and FASB standards) but also legal compliance (State and Federal Law) and feasability. For example my analysis may delve into transaction documents, laws that may affect a business outlook, the compensation structures of various actors and competitors and the types of evidence and information utilized in court to litigate or by a large institutional investor to insure that it has met its fiduciary obligations of due diligence. I believe my approach to analysis is more encompassing than the standard metrics utilized by many research analysts employed by brokerage firms and hedge funds because securities attorneys are generally expected to analyze a larger perspective of data and to make sure that not only the entity is solvent but also legally compliant and not subject to potential adverse consequences.
Gary Brode is a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager for Silver Arrow Investment Management, LLC. He started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley & Co. and has spent the last 20 years working for hedge funds, including Seneca Capital, Brahman Capital, and the Event Driven Group of John A. Levin & Co.; all funds with up to $2.5 billion in assets. He was a Founder and Managing Partner of Akita Capital Management, LLC, a value-oriented long/short equity hedge fund. Mr. Brode is the author of TV is Next; a book on the coming decline of the television business.
I am an ex banker ( in my late 20's) who recently started venture capital fund (USD 10 Mm) fund with three other partners. We basically look at small and up coming companies in the health sector, agricultural sector, education, food, and IT sector.
My investment strategy is the following:
20% in stocks
20 % in Properties
20 % in bonds
40% cash (Save it for a great opportunity)
Regarding my stock strategy:
1. I look to invest 70% into dividend stocks that yield around 3%.
2. 30% into growth speculation stocks.
Former Investment Advisor for 7 years
Focused on the Big Ideas or Great Value for my Investing dollars
I believe stocks are really business, and i'm just looking for a few that i really like, with the understanding that great things sometimes takes time.
i can be found tweeting my favorite tech stories at @ChristopherMav1