I am a young mechanical engineer who has used the past 5 years (aside from my day job) to lay the foundation for my future in investments. From reading books from Benjamin Graham to Peter Lynch or reading countless annual reports, there are a few bedrocks from which I have built and will continue to build upon. First and foremost is safety of capital, I will not invest in or try to learn about speculative financial instruments. Second, I look for companies or assets that have a history of good returns on invested capital and utilize moderate to low levels of debt. I trade infrequently and I am triggered only when my estimate of fair value and the current margin of safety against that value are advantageous. Improving my capital allocation is my key goal moving forward. When I feel a situation has been misunderstood/mispriced by the market and I see a high probability of success, I will write an article detailing those findings. Unfortunately, my time is limited so articles will be scarce. In addition to this, I am not a financial advisor and all due diligence should be performed by the reader. PG
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