Mike has over 10 years of personal investing experience, and has also worked as an intraday equities trader. He holds his Series 56 Proprietary trading license and his Chartered Market Technician Levels 1 and 2. When he's not managing money, looking at charts, or reading financial news, he can be found writing investment articles or creating educational content for the company he founded. His company offers test preparation material for the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Examinations that test a candidate's proficiency in Technical Analysis.
I am an analyst and 2017 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program that has gained experience in the investment industry through positions as a proprietary trader and a portfolio management administrator. I began contributing to Seeking Alpha as a way to share my thoughts on the biopharmaceutical industry. I discussed ways to minimize risk in biopharmaceutical investing through conservative pipeline valuation and balance sheet analysis to identify companies presenting a compelling valuation to potential investors. I also touched on ways to apply knowledge of the markets to improve personal finance. My pieces included either stock-specific analysis or general biopharmaceutical investing discussion through my Biotech Weekly blog. My research appeared on the websites of CNBC, Seeking Alpha, Reuters, Google Finance, Morningstar, NASDAQ, and MarketWatch.
Note: Articles and comments are my own opinions, are not related to the opinions of my employer, and should not be considered investment advice. Make sure to do your own due diligence before making an investment decision. Thanks!
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has two law degrees from the University of Florida. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now resides outside of Seattle, Washington. He is a very active blogger and is also a respected researcher, writer, speaker and activist. You can follow him on The Economic Collapse blog: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/
2016 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program
I primarily research small cap equities with a focus on the clean energy, technology, and consumer discretionary sectors. I focus on value and growth at a reasonable price with underappreciated/misunderstood near term (6-12 months) catalysts.
I'm also interested in controversial and turnaround equities, searching for value in companies that have fallen out of favor with the investment community by doing significant research and taking a long or short position based on my findings.
"We try to find things that are misunderstood...And then if we think something is misunderstood then we figure out if it’s misvalued. And if we figure out that it’s misunderstood and misvalued, then we tend to invest." - David Einhorn
"Luck is what happens when preparations meets opportunity." - Lucius Seneca
Independent writer/trader/investor that tends to write more for informational purposes than to advance a particular trading position. Please click to follow me if you like my work. There’s an option to follow me at the top of my articles. Best functionality of site is on desktop.
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My positions, long or short can change dramatically as new information comes to my attention. All stocks are risky, but, don't follow me into a penny stock without realizing they are HIGHLY risky and you can lose ALL of your investment.
No payment in any form is accepted for my writing by any company or other party. I only receive that which comes from writing on Seeking Alpha.
Education is an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. Masters' in Organizational Management.
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I have been working in the financial services sector for many years and have advised many individuals regarding managing their portfolios. During my career, I discovered my inclination towards research and writing about scenarios that can influence stocks in various ways. I wish to share my writings with the community and establish a strong networking through SA.
Mr. Charlie You is a registered investment advisor. He runs an investment advisory firm in California. Mr. You has over 15 years financial experience and he is a CFA charter holder since 2002. Mr. You earned his MBA in finance from Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.
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