This is a pseudonym. Started my career in structured finance, moved into corporate debt, and now equities. My investment style is focus on the fundamentals and figure out what the company is worth. Writing is a way for me to gather feedback and information, rather than convincing someone else to buy or sell. Please feel free to message me. thanks
I am a former oil stock analyst now living in Tokyo. I do not just look at net net Japanese stocks, but rather find companies that have recurring revenues and some kind of competitive advantage, as well as being extremely cheap.
A.J. D'Asaro is a Alternative Strategies Analyst on an alternative manager research team, where he covers international currency, hedge fund replication, long/short equity, and market-neutral strategies. He co-manages a small-cap value investment partnership with the Chicago Investment Association during his spare time. Prior to that, D’Asaro worked at Parallel Advisors LLC, a San Francisco based registered investment advisor.
D’Asaro holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration from the University of California-Berkeley and the Haas School of Business. During his time at Haas, he managed an investment pool of more than 200 investors using a bottom-up fundamental value strategy.
All articles reflect my personal opinion only and not the views of my employer or any of its subsidiaries.
I am a value-investor that looks for opportunities to exploit market inefficiencies to make outsized profits. Intense research, intelligence, and patience are the keys to having success in this strategy.
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.
Tab Williams is a current student at Columbia Business School and a member of the Value Investing Program (40 student program). He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in addition to earning a Masters in Accounting from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to business school he worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP where he focused on private equity funds.
My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.