CPA/MBA drifted out of accounting and into energy trading 20 years ago. Founded PowerLytix, the nation's leading provider of wholesale electricity data and forecasts, which subsequently was sold to Barclays Capital. Founded Ansergy in 2011 to bring wholesale expertise to equities. Ansergy computes real-time valuations based upon actual, realized market conditions for 52 electric utilities and gencos and 92 oil and gas E&Ps.
My first bad experience was in Oct 1987, whenI lost my shirt but kept my pants. Every day I learn. Like to give a shout out to Apple for an unpleasant relearning of the importance of margins.
Some trading is based on dividend ex-dates and valuations. Also do a fair amount of trading in energy stocks. Always have a sense of the macro investment environment and look for stocks in the sectors with an advantage.
I like open minded investors, who will buy a stock based on the valuation.
Follow SEC form 4 fillings and keep watch lists based on insider buying - like to see a cluster of insider buying or a lot of insider purchases over a long term. Like lots of cash and no debt on balance sheet.
Will buy almost anything if it is cheap enough and there seems to be a catalyst.
Look at the financial statements very carefully.
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