I'm a radiologist by trade, but the goal is to leverage that medical knowledge as a competitive advantage in the markets. I aim to include all of the following in my analyses to ensure high quality: 1) quantitative estimates; 2) new information or inferences that are not already disseminated throughout the market; and 3) hypotheses that are testable, i.e. can be proved right or wrong. I have a serious allergy to question marks and will never, ever include one in an article title. My dream is to co-found a biotech and bring a cure from the lab to the bedside. In the meantime, saving lives in clinical practice is a perfectly acceptable alternative. Please note that all opinions I express on this website reflect my personal beliefs only and are completely independent of my current or past employers and/or affiliated institutions.
Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
Individual Investor in stocks as well as an investor and adviser to start-ups. Most of my background is in marketing and product management with some experience as a management consultant and US Navy intelligence officer. MBA and BA degrees from the University of Chicago.
Just a small town guy in flyover country who likes to think about economics and finance, ever since taking a course from Larry Meyer in Washington U. in St. Louis many years ago...before he became a big Fed-head. He personally scammed me out of a dollar to "save the whales," and I've been intrigued ever since.
Buzz O'Brien has spent his career in the Investment banking industry working at large multinational Investment banks as well as boutique research firms with special niche positions and industry specializations. He has acted as adviser to many small companies both public and private with a variety of product offerings and services.
He focuses on special situations with an emphasis on financials, metals and mining and service businesses. Buzz has experience with companies both domestically and internationally in the public marketplace. He is a deep value investor at heart and seeks out special situations where classic or hidden Graham and Dodd value is in place, or growth at a reasonable price is emerging and not well understood.
Upon receiving my Masters degree in Music from Connecticut's Hartt School of Music, I took a job at a local Friendly's serving ice cream, where I perfected the disgruntled, comatose look, as seen in the photo at left. As a first-time participant in the American economy by way of fast-food, I noted the vileness and squalor into which our country was plummeting.
Now, as an SA commentator, I look forward to multiplying my earnings, once I get some, and settling down as a prime member of society, living out my remaining years in the luxury every red-blooded American deserves.
I currently live in a barn with my saxophones, watching America decline around me.
No training in finances or economics. No formal training on investments either, just 20+ years trying to preserve and grow my IRAs and 401(k)s. Keen observer of human nature (25 years in business), and good quantitative and research skills (doctorate in engineering). Just inhabiting the SeekingAlpha world to learn something new about investing from those who know (so my IRA does not completely disappear), and trying to add a few useful comments along the way.
I am from the UK and have only been trading from July 2014.
I am currently: long (stocks) AEMD, EKSO.
Spreadbetting: Short-term long/short indices and equities.
Long term short S&P 500.
If my name offends you, I apologise - I cannot change my name!
If my name still offends you then all I can say is:
I love my wonderful and miraculous bollocks!!!