Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
I am a recent graduate from Bradley University in Finance. I have been a active investor for the past 5+ years, and started my own company, Columbus Capital Management, 3 years ago. I am a event driven investor, which goes hand-in-hand with deep value and distressed investments. I have worked within the investment banking industry, specializing in distressed companies that are difficult to analyze.
I am a software engineer with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I am most interested in technology and e-commerce stocks, but will invest heavily in other sectors as well! I will buy long, sell short, or trade options.