I am an independent investor with a passion for value investing. My interests include researching small/mid cap companies and hounding out inefficiencies in the market. I am a firm believer of disciplined investing and I manage my own money. I have a fairly low risk appetite and before making an investment I want to be certain about my maximum downside. In my opinion, markets are far from being efficient as certain players hold disproportionate power and can choreograph the market movements for an extended period of time.