With a 33-year history across diverse sectors and market conditions, Easan Katir, a fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, manages wealth for families, individuals and retirement plans. He has appeared on financial television and co-hosted a syndicated radio talk show "It's Your Money". He has written about behavioral finance, based on three years of personal mentorship by the legendary Ed Seykota. Katir served as Chairman of Morgan Parsons Inc, with $10 million in sales and 400 employees, which merged with a public company. He graduated from the University of Southern California financial planning program in 1985, and though he does not practice as a CFP now, earned a CFP designation the same year.
Now writing under: Cosmon Capital http://seekingalpha.com/author/cosmon-capital/articles#view=regular_articles
My investment philosophy follows that of Julian Robertson at Tiger Management, namely “I believe that the best way to manage money is to go long and short stocks...buy the best stocks and short the worst." Hence, trying to be a long/short generalist is how I would align myself. In writing some for Seeking Alpha I researched hundreds of companies and wrote articles before I became licensed and couldn't write any longer (per FINRA), but have recently returned to commenting and writing. For the first 8 or so months I wrote, my buy/sell suggestions returned ~54%.
Best calls were: Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) and White Wave Foods (WWAV)
Long ideas of interest (as of August, 2015):
I mainly source ideas through the following:
1. Thinking about a company's economics of business in terms of probabilities of value creation
2. Discerning what accounting is artificial growth and what is not
3. Forming a considerably large position in a company to ensure a worthy return
4. Looking for under-followed, undervalued companies with good management and mid-term catalysts in sight
5. Trying to discover underlying paper trails which can lead to a rush of revenue.
To everyone, may you mine the markets well and reasonably expect your return to be correlated with the passion and efforts you put forth, always remembering Munger's words to "profit from always remembering the obvious than from grasping the esoteric."
"There's two ways to win: appreciation to intrinsic value and appreciation from intrinsic value." - Bill Ackman