I am an individual investor that eagerly digs into a company's financial data to see what I can learn about it. Deciphering the mysteries of financial reports has been a long-term quest that began when a pre-Internet mailman unexpectedly left some company's formal report at my door. Over time, I synthesized various approaches for fundamental analysis into one ever-evolving methodology to assess performance and value. The Gauging Corporate Financial Results blog describes the analyses I perform and the methodology itself. Writing about these efforts helps focus my thoughts. I share them with the hope I might be helping other investors. I know I benefit from reader feedback.
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
As a former Naval Officer (German Navy), I am working as a Headhunter today. Whenever I find the time, I love to "battle" the markets and "hunt" for good trading opportunities... - I prefer the US markets as they allow me to prepare for action during the day. On seekingalpha I hope to find a good interchange of trading ideas.
Retired Navy/GS-Civil Servant, small potatoes investor/trader trying to make sense of all the data I digest from various "experts/analysts." When I first started back in late 90's I relied mostly on gut instinct and articles in magazines and TV. Just bought and sold at Market and held stocks for at least a year and enrolled in DRIPs. That made me some nice profits mostly. Got out of the market in summer of '09 completely when I fell victim to the doom/gloom predictors of major crash up-coming, etc. Jumped back in in FEB '11 and been losing money steadily throughout the year. "The more I read, the less I know." Ready to exit the market again for good this time if I can get out with minimal loss during the next year. (It's all a rigged game with the little guy always left holding the bag--by the time we read the info/news reports, the play has already been made by the big players who await peasant investing to up the price before slamming the hammer down.) Article writers and subscription sellers have it right -- sell so-called expert advise and information via "subscriptions" without the risk of investing. Always some sucker will pay big bucks for the next big tip that will hopefully make him/her rich -- of course it is always elusive and just one subscription away from reality. How many subscriptions does the small-fry need? -- just one more!
Recently read book,"Throw Them All Out...," by Peter Schweizer.--Highly recommended!
(...they're all criminals laughing at us law-abiding peons.)
Author has a bachelors degree in computer science and passed Uniform Investment Adviser Law exam. All the investment and finance related knowledge (or lack of it) that the author has gained over the years is self taught. Don't be fooled by that. Like everybody else in the field, the author gets humiliated by the market all the time. If you are Seeking Alpha's Pro subscriber and find author's performance results impressive, you couldn't be more wrong. It's mostly luck and the luck does not favor anyone forever. Do not trade based upon anything written or spoken by the author including articles, instablog entries or comments here on seekingalpha or elsewhere. Do your own research. If you loose money after acting upon anything mentioned in author's writings/words or user's comments on it, you alone are responsible. Having said that, if you happen to make money and "voluntarily" decide to share your profits with the author, you are more than welcome to do so, just send the author a message and the author will respond with the address to receive the check :-) Happy investing !!
Mr. Shah is an MBA graduate with prior experience in investment management. He currently pursues a bottom up approach to security selection through the use of fundamental and technical analysis. He also looks for stocks which are mispriced and whose market value is detached from its intrinsic value.