I am a recent college graduate learning to navigate the markets while I'm young. At the moment, I do not have large sums of capital in the market. However, I am working to build my portfolio over time in a disciplined manner. I realize my young age may deter some from taking my research seriously, but my writing is meant to improve my skills to successfully grow in this industry over the long-term. The fact I am young allows me to have an unbiased perspective.
I am here to provide opinions and insight through serious research into various stocks and ETF's. I would hope that you enjoy my articles and learn something alongside me. I will continue to build my knowledge base and hope you can as well.
Steven D. Friedman is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kalo Capital Management, LLC and Kalo Capital Management, LP. At Kalo, Steven directly manages client accounts and a hedge fund utilizing the Emerging Growth with Reduced Volatility ("EGRV") strategy he developed over the last decade. The EGRV strategy primarily focuses investments on US listed emerging growth companies characterized by large open-ended growth opportunities, disruptive technologies, disruptive business models, or changing industry dynamics. Prior to founding Kalo, he spent ten years in the hedge fund industry as a Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst, focused on the Emerging Growth space, initially as an analyst at Feirstein Capital Management, and subsequently as a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Managers Program at Pequot Capital, and later as a Portfolio Manager and Partner at Manalapan Oracle Advisers. Prior to the hedge fund industry, Steven was an investment banker at Lazard Freres & Co, LLC. Steven has an MBA from Columbia University and BBA from the University of Michigan. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2005 and is a Registered Investment Adviser.
After teaching at-risk middle school and high school aged students for 10 years, I was laid off when my program was terminated due to budget cuts in May, 2010. I'm presently working my butt off to learn options trading and also helping to support my family through substitute teaching and working as a soccer referee.