In my experience, investing successfully means taking the long-term view and that requires discipline and continued due diligence. I seek to identify growth companies that are strategically positioned to increase revenues and earnings for many years. I'm here on Seeking Alpha to share my research, engage with other investors and to have fun while making money.
I am an individual investor who began investing in the early 1990s. Professionally, I am a business analyst for a division of a Fortune 500 company. Additionally, I am an adjunct instructor at a local university, where I usually teach Math. I hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and an MBA.
As Managing Editor - Opinion and Analysis, I lead the Seeking Alpha team dedicated to curation of crowdsourced investment research and commentary. My responsibilities are to grow the site's audience, deepen user engagement, and improve editorial processes. I am a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society Washington, DC.
I am a long time buy-and-hold investor from Cleveland, Ohio, with approximately 6 years investing experience.
I primarily target Value stocks, but on occasion am open to "growth at a reasonable price."
Ideally I prefer to invest in Mid-Cap stocks over large-cap or small-cap.
I believe the two best sectors to invest in during the next two decades will be Health Care for growth and Financials for value.
I tend to ignore the opinions of hedge-fund managers or so-called "experts"....rather, my investment philosophy values the opinion of simple minds that come from humble backgrounds.
I am always on a look-out for secular trends; I look for companies that benefit from aging baby boomers, rising interest rates, organic eating, and increased adoption of electronic payment systems.
I tend to pay more attention to a company's qualitative aspects rather than quantitative.
My top 10 stock holdings:
1. PayPal (PYPL)
2. Opko Health (OPK)
3. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)
4. Markel Corp (MKL)
5. Canadian National Railway (CNI)
6. U.S. Bancorp (USB)
7. Visa (V)
8. Wells Fargo (WFC)
9. CVS Health Corp (CVS)
10. WhiteWave Foods (WWAV)
Born and raised in Minneapolis, I'm an Econ double major working to become an equity research analyst. While my formal experience is minimal (e.g. none) I have spent a tremendous effort learning the art of investing, actively and creatively building my own portfolio.
In his youth, Buffett returned 50% annually. Had it not been for his billions in Berkshire, he'd have continued to do so. Therefore, so can I.
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When there is blood on Wall Street, I am the St Vampire that isn't afraid of it.
Jon Chait is a investor that manages his own hedge fund (solely my own money). I have accounts that are short term and other accounts that are long term. i use options to hedge positions and to take advantage of short term swings in the markets.
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