I taught my self investing after I got tired of losing money in the hands of so called "professionals" over the years. I figured it's better if I lose my own money - at least I can blame no one else for my mistakes. I immigrated to Canada from India in the 80's with $10 in my pocket and have not done badly. I am grateful to Canada for giving me the opportunity to succeed and build a good life. I lived in the US for a couple of years but returned to Canada. The similarities and differences between the two countries fascinate me, I have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (I am a Ontario licensed Pharmacist), and was "retired" recently from the R&D department of a major Pharma company. I also have an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan. Over the last 15 years, through a combination of interest, hardwork and luck, I have accumulated a portfolio which has made me financially independent (at least on paper), while making all the rookie mistakes and enduring two big bear markets fully invested (the last one with leverage) and holding a full time professional job and raising a family. The 2007-09 bear market has taught me that technical's are important and its important to raise cash at the right time. I follow the economic indicators carefully with the hope of avoiding (at least partially) a bear market. I continue to learn from experience and the read economic and financial commentary voraciously. I like to think I am playing the long game which takes guts, skill and patience. My investing style is value - with a GARP orientation. My experience is that a few home runs make up for a many strike-outs, though now I focus more on stealing singles. I realize that Investing is a "losers game", to win you need to minimize your losses but at the same time, if there is no risk, there is no gain. I like to be highly diversified and routinely follow over a 100 positions. I invest, not trade, waiting patiently for a fat pitch. Thanks for stopping by and good luck investing.
Vijar Kohli has a decade of experience in the investment world. He is currently the Portfolio Manager of Golden Door Asset Management, a registered investment adviser, specializing in customized separate account management for individuals and businesses.
He currently lives in New Jersey and works in New York.
Visit his site at http://www.goldendoorasset.com
GARP investing approach w/ focus on Gun and Healthcare Industries. Following: RGR, AOBC, KMX, IBB, VYGR, RYCEF. Currently pursuing an Economics degree at Harvard College. Researched the Healthcare sector at Merrill Lynch and previously served as assistant to Sensulin's CEO, learning venture capital series-funding and FDA timelines. NCAA D1 Swimmer, political junkie, burrito lover. Here to learn as well, please disagree with my opinions.
Avid investor in value and dividend stocks. Focus on finding good businesses that grow value over time, but are cheap for temporary reasons. Prefer companies that use capital wisely, such as in paying out a dividend, repurchasing shares when valuations are attractive, and investing in high-return organic growth opportunities. Generally avoid growth-by-acquisition companies unless there are incredible synergies because those types of companies are paying a premium to acquire stocks I could buy myself at a cheaper price.
My edge is experience in evaluating businesses and an ability to differentiate between short-term hiccups and real long-term problems. Nonetheless, stocks are always about probability and the goal is to tilt the odds in your favor, not to be right every time.
Generally favor modest concentration of 2-4% per name in order to invest in the best ideas but provide sufficient diversification to allow the odds to work in my favor.
JGR Capital Partners is an international equity research and investment advisory firm focusing on public companies under $2 billion in market capitalization. We are headquartered in New York City, with affiliate offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and São Paulo. Our team of experienced analysts form investment theses based on company and sector expertise, with a strict focus on fundamentals and valuation.
I am a 30 year old with a full time job working for state government. I am interested in retirement and dividend investing. I became interested in investing and personal finance following graduation from Graduate School where I earned an M.A. in Psychological Counseling. I learned about the concept of compounding in my early 20's and began contributing to a ROTH IRA at 23 and have continued to do so at the maximum amount.
I dabbled in Penny Stocks when I younger and while I did not lose money, it became clear to me that long term I could not be successful with such limited information regarding those companies.
I am a Dividend Growth Investor with interests in Small to Large Cap stocks. I hope to share and discuss my retirement moves, as well as my thoughts on current market conditions.