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.
MicroCaps.com was founded on the emphasis to provide 100% Independent Research to investors. We have two subscription products focused on finding undiscovered NanoCap and MicroCap Ideas. Then we have an Ala Carte Due Diligence product that digs deeper for hedge fund managers since many of them don't have the time to do so. We also have an active investor blog where passionate analysts contribute content to build their reputations within the marketplace.
I reside in the greater Detroit area. During the winter you will find me on the mountain chasing the fresh powder.
Due to compliance restrictions at my current job I will no longer be writing on Seeking Alpha, I have many ideas already simmering for when I can once again write publicly.
I write about under-valued under-loved and under-appreciated investments. The occasional special situation or large cap that has been unjustifiably slammed may also be covered.
As we like to say here on SA I want an asymmetrical risk/return investment or to quote a master:
“You’re looking for a mispriced gamble. That’s what investing is. And you have to know enough to know whether the gamble is mispriced. That’s value investing.” –Charlie Munger
When found, I'll be sure to let you know.
SkyTides focuses on deep due diligence research of over-hyped stocks, outright stock frauds and public company individuals of questionable character. We use financial analytics, market research, expert opinions, accounting review, litigation review and other investigative methods, to make our case.
Retired - June 2011.
Started taking control of my investments through an investment newsletter in 2005; focused on growth. Found SA about 6 months ago and have shifted to Dividend/Growth strategy thanks to excellent posts by David Fish, David Van Knapp and others. I purchased, and highly recommend David Van Knapp's e-book "Top 40 Dividend-Growth Stocks for 2011"
Still trying to learn.
Victor Rendon Private Investor and Long Term Trader. Follower of the Wyckoff Method as well as of David Weis. Always looking for Sleeping Beauties and Cinderellas in the Stock Market, either in the US and / or LatinAmerica.
Am a strong believer that most individuals (and institutions) would be better off not trying to beat the market - my last company was a technology-enabled passive investment manager we sometimes described as "Vanguard 2.0", using tailored separately managed accounts to achieve tax and risk benefits not achievable through index funds/ETFs. But have become fascinated by opportunities to achieve additional return without corresponding risk. Not all these necessarily contradict efficient market theory (e.g., liquidity discounts for dual class stock, e.g.), but am struck by how many of these there are, and how easy some are to identify.
I am a part time investor. I am software engineer by profession. Developed a taste for investing from "The intelligent Investor" have been hooked since My style is comprehensive with a focus on long time horizon.
In the interest of openness I track my current portfolio in a virtual portfolio tracker too. ( starting from 6/26/2014 I do all my trades in virtual portfolio too, YTD return till 6/26/2014 =~ 10%)
P.S. If you have an advice / interesting read in mind please do let me know :)