My professional experience is in investment banking and public sector finance. Outside of work, I manage my own high-conviction portfolio consisting of companies (1) with a strong competitive position, (2) trading at a substantial discount to fundamental value, and (3) with a product offering I can easily understand and evaluate. I am not a trader, and have an investment horizon of at least two years. I am a patient investor, who will research stocks thoroughly and hold out for the best buy opportunities. I hope to contribute to the Seeking Alpha community through sharing (1) professional Excel models with readers and (2) unique insights, that are relevant to the stock's performance, and not over-blogged about
I am an event-based investor focusing on opportunities with hard or predictable catalysts - particularly companies undergoing demergers or mergers, or otherwise able to manufacture high-probability growth due to some quirk of corporate structure, capital structure, accretive share issuance, growth via acquisition pipeline, competitive advantage/reinvestment, or other high-probability mechanism.
I am always on the look-out - especially in context of the opportunities mentioned above - for supply and demand imbalances: forced or uneconomic sellers, predicable (exploitable) behavioral trends, or unusual securities that can't be held by many industry players. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated.
Obsessive learner and reader of books and blogs about pretty much anything interest.
Favorite thinkers are Charlie Munger, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, and John Gribbin. Actively seeking more.
Investment-wise I focus primarily on event-based special situations: spinoffs, odd occurrences or securities in M&A, large buyback transactions, behaviorally-based opportunities, deep value securities, forced/uninformed/sloppy sellers, stupidly-designed instruments, and - when available - great companies at reasonable prices. Trying to obtain a competency in bankruptcy/distressed investing, but not there yet.
Michael Frick is the President of Promenade Advisors LLC, a registered investment adviser (RIA), based in Santa Monica, California.
Michael Frick is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a Master of Business Administration specializing in finance and real estate investments. Prior to working at Promenade Advisors LLC, Michael worked for several years in the information technology field at other private organizations. Michael also served for seven years in the United States Marine Corps as a signals intelligence cryptologic technician, and then worked in the same role as a federal contractor for another four years.
I am an equity analyst with three years of experience. I love the challenge and mental stimulation investing in stocks provides. I enjoy researching and learning about new businesses and technologies. I am passionate about becoming a great investor.
My purpose is to use SA as my investing journal. I will outline my investment ideas, my mistakes, and my successes. I encourage SA users to comment, to critic, and to provide ideas in a constructive manner, otherwise, you will be wasting my time.
I am projecting that the US govt is near insolvent and that we will be facing a new Bretton Woods currency agreement bringing gold back into the monetary system in combination with a sudden fiat currency devaluation (across the board-most currencies) against gold over a long weekend or an outright sovereign debt panic by 2020-2025. The least expected outcome double digit inflation is very likely sometime in the future. The Fed PRO-POVERTY policies are going to crush the poor, fixed pensioners and lower middle class since disposable income growth is limited. Beware middle class and retirees your purchasing power will drop dramatically when everyday necessities absorb a larger % of your income. To spread the word to the brainwashed American drones that this economy is one big illusion ponzi scheme and you are infact broke. Issuing more debt to solve a debt problem is crazy. I am accepting nominations for those that played a major positive and major negative impact on our economy. Inductees: The Hammer Hall of Fame Bill Black Brooksley Born David Walker Ron Paul Robert Rodriguez Peter Schiff David Stockman Janet Tavakoli John Bogle Elizabeth Warren Steve Wynn ============================== The Hammer Hall of Shame Ben MadMan Bernanke Lloyd Blankfein Bush II Jamie Diamond Shaun Donovan Barney Fwank Dick Fuld Alan "The Maestro" Greenspan Tim Geithner Paul king Krugman David Lereah Angelo Mozillo Obama The NAHB The NAR Henry Paulsen Nancy Pelosi Charles Prince Franklin Raines Robert Rubin David Stephens Larry Summers Bob Toll Maxine Waters Lawrence Yun
An experienced senior executive, focused on the entertainment and media industry, with experience in print publishing, content creation, brand management, theme park development, animation production, licensing and merchandising.
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