I am an independent equity research analyst with a very heavy quant focus and hold an MBA degree in finance from a leading business school. During the day, I work as a finance and strategy manager in an IT major. Previously, I was part of the business strategy and corporate development team at a leading manufacturing company. For my personal investments, I follow the GARP approach with contrarian tendencies. My investment decisions are made based on fundamental analysis and I believe in socially responsible investing.
My field for 30 years has been consulting to corporations, and government on issues related to strategic planning, work design, change management, leadership development and coaching management teams to improve their decision making on critical issues. One of my strong interests is systems theory which I have studied extensively in terms of cybernetics, biology, anthropology, systems dynamics, socio-technical systems. In trading and investing systems thinking concepts can often be mapped across to this domain. For example one concept is at the extremes things turn into their opposites. Also true in the field of human emotions is that when things are just about to turn into their opposites - switch from a bullish to a bearish technical picture or a bearish to a bullish one people in the aggregate are firmly committed to the wrong point of view (the importance of tracking sentiment). The pull to join them in this perspective can be strong, so tools are required to warn one of when the picture is about to change. What kind of tools? Markets move in cycles - trading cycles - 8 -10 weeks, intermediate cycles 18-22 weeks on average, yearly cycles, and longer term cycles. When a trading/investment vehicle gets a certain percent above a 250 day MA risk increases, RSI's of various durations on 60 minute, daily and weekly charts can show positive or negative divergence near turning points. Elliot Wave and Fib retracements can help determine the significance of these other patterns.
Value investor that seeks intrinsic value and the principles of Warren Buffett. Seeking Alpha placing special emphasis to identify risk and lay it off to the capital markets at profit.
Use options to hedge and to deliver a risk adjusted return on investment.
Trading Strategy: Sell puts on stocks I want to own at an attractive discount, when price is at bottom of bollinger bands and 200 MDA and the company has strong balance sheet and brand equity.
Willing to take long term holds for great management team in very big market that offers a strong value proposition.
Seek gurus and following their patterns if I can corroborate ready, simple clear information. Trend is your friend. Books that have influence my investment views Intelligent Investor, by Ben Graham, Contrarian Investor by David Dreman (version one and two), One Up on Wall Street Peter Lynch, and The Complete Option Player 4th Edition by Ken Trester.