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I am a freelance writer, professional options trader, and MBA student. I am focused on building a value-oriented, income-generating portfolio of solid companies with good fundamentals. I publish the research I conduct in pursuit of this goal on Seeking Alpha. I look for cheap earnings, out of favour opportunities, and good total-return risk/reward payoff expectations, which usually means dividends. I focus on businesses that are easy to understand and generate consistent revenue, such as utilities, telecoms, financials, supermarkets, restaurants, and consumer goods. Passive indexing has reached a fever pitch in terms of popularity and I believe it has made many investors blind to the inherent risks in the market. Based on my learning and experience, I believe a slow and steady value-oriented approach complemented by conservative options strategies such as covered calls and cash-secured puts can outperform traditional long-only approaches over the long-term. Options and Canadian stocks are my specialties. Right now I am long FTS HRNNF DRMMF BIP AAPL COF BRK.B PMULF E HMC RY HAL SCCAF SISXF MFCSF WFSTF.
Dr. Hirschberger is a Principal and the CEO of Strategic Min-Metals, AG, Vienna, a niche company focused on the exploitation of Minor Metals in selected countries. He previously organized and operated Global Min-Metal Holdings, SA, an exploration/mining company, developing Manganese ore principally in Panama. He also served recently as an independent director of a TSX-listed exploration company with Antimony interests.
He held various positions with the Wall Street firms of White, Weld & Company, Northern Trust, Societe Générale S.A. in New York and his own firm, Healthcare Capital Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as a senior analyst; Managing Director in Corporate Finance, and a venture capitalist focused on early stage medical device and specialty pharmaceutical companies, respectively.
JGR Capital Partners is an international equity research and investment advisory firm focusing on public companies under $2 billion in market capitalization. We are headquartered in New York City, with affiliate offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and São Paulo. Our team of experienced analysts form investment theses based on company and sector expertise, with a strict focus on fundamentals and valuation.
I was formerly EVP of a major International Investment Bank, and prior to that SVP of a Wall Street retail brokerage firm. I've "retired" to Florida where my involvement with stock and real estate investments takes almost as much of my time as my Wall Street work days.
For over five decades I have been analyzing and investing in stocks and have been through it all, the boom times as well as the crashes. My initial investments were while I was in college pursuing an engineering degree and then an MBA in Finance, and I've been an active investor ever since.
I take an analytical as well as pragmatic approach to investing in stocks with a particular focus on undervalued companies in promising industries. My concentration is with long term growth investments as well as with short term special situations that display promising potential. If the potential with a stock in the latter category materializes, the investment either moves into my long term portfolio or is liquidated with the proceeds plowed back into other worthy investments.
Employing all aspects of technical analysis and market timing, I analyze, evaluate and synthesize individual company profiles, financial data, news releases, market and industry trends, "Stock Watch" lists, analysts’ research, information provided by companies’ Investor Relations staff, etc. I tend to favor firms with rapidly growing sales, a solid balance sheet, high potential product(s) and pertinent insider buying/selling activity.
The lesson that I have learned over the years is NOT to make investments based upon emotion or the hype of the moment, but rather to do due diligence on the relevant facts. If I find that I have made a bad investment decision, I sell it and move on. Emotion should be restricted to loved ones, not investments.