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Nick is a former marine, current finance student and independent trader, who is 100% self taught. Nick has particular interest in the offshore drilling industry and prefers to trade in the offshore drilling industry. Nick blends conventional methods of analysis with unconventional methods of his own. One such unconventional method is average forward earnings per share, which utilizes the average analyst estimates of operating efficiency and profit margin to determine a foreword EPS average based off of actual performance.
Although a majority of his focus is on offshore drilling, Nick has a diverse interest in investments. Aside from using precise mathematical calculations, he is a value investor, a momentum trader and a dividend investor. His writing will reflect such diversity.
"Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. But you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts. Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day. At the end of the day - if you live long enough - most people get what they deserve. " -Charlie Munger
Disclosure: I am not a licensed professional. I accurately disclose my position and the articles I write express my actual opinions. I encourage readers to disagree with my opinion and all readers should conduct their own research.
My name is Mark B. Spiegel and I'm the Managing Member of Stanphyl Capital Management LLC. I can be reached at: mark (at) stanphylcap (dot) com. My Twitter feed is @markbspiegel
I am an individual investor and the author of seven eBooks on dividend growth investing. I try to help self-directed individual investors profit from stock investing. I contribute articles and studies to both Seeking Alpha and Daily Trade Alert. I hold an undergraduate degree in physics from Holy Cross College and a JD from Georgetown University. My wife Sue and I live in beautiful Canandaigua, NY.
I owned and operated a small accounting/income tax business for 40 years. (Now retired but still advising.) I am a self directed investor in stocks, mutual funds, and other investments.
I founded Seeking Alpha, and lead it for its first 10 years until I passed the CEO role to Eli Hoffmann. I started Seeking Alpha after working for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. Seeking Alpha is now the dominant crowdsourced equity research platform.
I wrote the ETF Investment Guide (http://seekingalpha.com/article/15136-etf-investing-guide-one-page-summary-of-the-entire-guide), and I blog about startup best practices at http://davidjaxon.wordpress.com .
I have a B.A from Oxford University and an MSc from The London School of Economics, and am married with five children.
Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.