Thomas Kirchner manages the Pennsylvania Avenue Event-Driven Fund (PAEDX) and is the author of an e-book about alternative strategies as well as the book Merger Arbitrage: How to Profit from Event-Driven Arbitrage (Wiley Finance, 2009).
Visit his site: The Deal Sleuth (http://thedealsleuth.wordpress.com/)
I just started trading stocks in January as a hobby. I don't do this to pay the rent. I use it as an outlet of sorts; an opportunity to engage others regarding the merits of a given stock, ETF or macro trend. Mostly, I want to learn about what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong by posting my thoughts and analysis and reading your comments and articles regarding the same.
I hope that by writing and soliciting comments from the more knowledgeable readers on this site, I'll gain a better awareness of the world of wall street.
Good luck to all.
I am a former Wall Street analyst with a specialization in consumer technology, semiconductors, and other emerging growth themes. I am now a registered investment adviser, for high net worth clients.
My firm, Faust Capital Management (FCM) is an independent registered investment advisory firm. FCM manages separate accounts for high net worth individuals. We utilize a combination of individual stocks, selected on the basis of our own research, and ETFs for broader market exposure.