Sam Antar is a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the CFO of Crazy Eddie, Mr. Antar helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s. Today, Sam Antar is a forensic accountant. His primary work focuses on identifying and investigating public companies engaged in securities fraud by performing an in-depth (deep-dive) forensic analysis. His clients include law firms, research firms, hedge funds, and certain other entities. He advises law enforcement agencies and professionals about white-collar crime and trains them to catch the crooks. His views on white-collar crime are frequently quoted in the print news media, online news media, TV media, professional journals, books, and blogs. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, WSJ Live, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Business News Network, National Public Radio’s Planet Money, Progressive Radio Network, Reuters TV, RT News, and other media outlets to give insights on white-collar crime. His articles have been published by Business Insider, CNBC, Newsweek, Seeking Alpha, TalkMarkets, and other publications.
I am a private investor with an interest in special situations, distressed debt, value plays. Usually I am long and in it for the long term but on occasion I will take short positions. Any asset class, instrument or region will do if I can get my head wrapped around it and the situation is right.
Managing a small long/short portfolio while preparing for the third level of the CFA Institute program. I am a firm proponent of the concentration and dynamic asset allocation. I believe investor can consistently outperform the market as long as the necessary time and efforts are dedicated.
SeekingAlpha is not and should never be Buzzfeed. Quality over quantity.
Eric Nickolaison is a financial auditor who holds a BA in accounting and MBA. He provides investment analysis through Offshoot Investment Research on SA which focuses on equity spin-offs and event-driven deep value situations. Warren Buffet once said, "You have to turn over a lot of rocks to find those little anomalies", which can be prevalent in Offshoot Investment's areas of research.
I am an investor for 20 years, in the school of hard knocks. Always learning from the market.
In order to invest successfully you must find the long term trend of the market. Then you need to find which are the strongest sectors, or industries in that trend. I use technical analysis to find the long term trend. Basically long term moving averages, and dead and golden crosses to find reversals. Once trend is found, using same technique to find strong stocks in strong sectors. I further use candle sticks to find entry and exit points for trades. I use fundamental analysis and information to study macro view.
Since I have no formal training in business or economics I feel inadequate to do fundamental analysis of individual stocks.
I am a student of the markets, and a voracious reader, to keep up to date. Reading books and articles on the internet.
The following books helped to firm up my education
1) The Great Wave by David Fischer
2) The Origins of Wealth by Eric Beinhocker
Profiting from Bull and Bear Markets by Stan Weinstein
The Fourth Turning by Stauss and Howe
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Value investor running a long-only partnership/SMAs, as well as a Marketplace subscription for objective buyside research. Pseudonymous to protect my IR access but I’m always up for a conversation with anyone interested in value investing or mental models. I also collaborate with a few well-known hedge fund managers and am open to swapping notes if we're looking at similar names.
My Marketplace subscription service, called “Outsourced Analyst,” provides small-mid-sized funds, family offices, or high-net-worth investors the workflow of an analyst for a hundredth of the price. I write objective coverage of high-quality, underfollowed small-caps that I'm working on / following. Subscribers also have early (sometimes exclusive) access to writeups of some of my best ideas like those I've posted on LQDT, CRAI, FC, LGIH, BOOM, CSWI, and so on. Bonus material is thought pieces - I place a lot of emphasis on learning and getting better - so if/when I make mistakes, I'll write up postmortems with what I learned, and maybe they'll help you as well... Membership will be limited to the first 250 subscribers.
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Bumbershoot Holdings L.P. is a private investment partnership launched in Oct-2015.
The partnership uses a fundamental investment strategy as a “quality over quantity” approach to identifying and evaluating great businesses. It primarily invests in small- and mid- capitalization public companies which are headquartered in the U.S. and listed on a domestic exchange. It maintains a relatively concentrated portfolio with approximately 60%-75% of assets in its top-15 holdings. The partnership utilizes low levels of leverage and hedges net long exposure through various short positions and equity derivatives, as dictated by overall market conditions.
I am a Special Situations/Value Investor, I invest in Relative value arbitrage situations, Bankrupt and Distressed situations, I have 20 years Experience as a bankruptcy/ legal consultant, Financial/ White Collar Fraud Investigator.
Best investments include (GGP) General Growth Properties (HPY) Heartland Payment Systems (WMIH) Washington Mutual Inc. (NFLX) Netflix. I am currently Long Fannie Mae (FNMA) (FNMAS) (FNAMT) Sears Holdings Inc. (SHLD) Sears Holdings Inc/Warrants (SHLD.WS) Sears Canada (SRSC) Pershing Square (PSHZ) Fairholme Funds (FAIRX) I am short Herbalife (HLF)