Miguel Barbosa is founder & editor of SimoleonSense.com (http://SimoleonSense.com), a blog dedicated toward providing "enriching ideas for intelligent investors." Miguel Barbosa received his Bachelor degree in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Florida. He also holds a Masters of Science in Management and a Masters of Arts in International Business. Currently, he is working on obtaining his series 7 and 63 licenses as well as his CFA designation.
Stable Investor is driven by philosophy that “Return of capital is more important than return on capital.”
Stable Investor is owned by Dev Ashish who also owns a website having the same name. Dev is a Banker by Day, and ofcourse a Stable Investor by night.
Every person wants to ride a winner in markets. But for deciding whom to ride, people use the most commonly available tool in stock market – Speculation. Speculation is fine if you speculate with money you can afford to lose. But if it is the core of your portfolio with which you are speculating, then you are in for big trouble.
Though it would be wrong to deny that earning is the prime concern of investing in stocks, it is the thrill of getting it right (after doing the analysis and then acting decisively on it) that drives me. Speculative bets (read: mistakes) have been made in past, that have helped in making my decision making process more data driven & non-emotional. But frankly speaking, it is not easy, to avoid speculation.
Therefore as a Stable Investor, it is my endeavor to provide data & information, which would help in reducing the ‘speculative’ component in investments to minimum.
An Equity Research Analyst with experience covering equities in a variety of sectors, regions and countries. A passion for investing with a disciplined investment process.
I'm a 38 years old consultant from Antwerp, Belgium. My investment style is comprised of many influences in the areas of (deep) value investing, small cap value, special situations, dividend growth and growth stock picking.
I have 20 years of practical experience in the stock markets. Throughout my professional career, I've done ICT and finance projects for 5 government-owned corporations, 4 banks, 3 investment newsletters, 3 high-tech companies, 2 start-ups, 2 fund managers and one in-house bank.
I taught my self investing after I got tired of losing money in the hands of so called "professionals" over the years. I figured it's better if I lose my own money - at least I can blame no one else for my mistakes.
I immigrated to Canada from India in the 80's with $10 in my pocket and have not done badly. I am grateful to Canada for giving me the opportunity to succeed and build a good life. I lived in the US for a couple of years but returned to Canada. The similarities and differences between the two countries fascinate me, I have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (I am a Ontario licensed Pharmacist), and was "retired" recently from the R&D department of a major Pharma company. I also have an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Over the last 15 years, through a combination of interest, hardwork and luck, I have accumulated a portfolio which has made me financially independent (at least on paper), while making all the rookie mistakes and enduring two big bear markets fully invested (the last one with leverage) and holding a full time professional job and raising a family. The 2007-09 bear market has taught me that technical's are important and its important to raise cash at the right time. I follow the economic indicators carefully with the hope of avoiding (at least partially) a bear market. I continue to learn from experience and the read economic and financial commentary voraciously. I like to think I am playing the long game which takes guts, skill and patience.
My investing style is value - with a GARP orientation. My experience is that a few home runs make up for a many strike-outs, though now I focus more on stealing singles. I realize that Investing is a "losers game", to win you need to minimize your losses but at the same time, if there is no risk, there is no gain. I like to be highly diversified and routinely follow over a 100 positions. I invest, not trade, waiting patiently for a fat pitch.
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