Michael Loftis is the founder of Ridgewood Capital Management LLC. His primary focus is value-oriented equity investing in the small and mid cap sectors. Michael is a former investment banker (Lehman Brothers and Barclays) and former M&A and securities law attorney (Mayer Brown and Keating Muething & Klekamp).
Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
I'm a 38 years old consultant from Antwerp, Belgium. My investment style is comprised of many influences in the areas of (deep) value investing, small cap value, special situations, dividend growth and growth stock picking.
I have 20 years of practical experience in the stock markets. Throughout my professional career, I've done ICT and finance projects for 5 government-owned corporations, 4 banks, 3 investment newsletters, 3 high-tech companies, 2 start-ups, 2 fund managers and one in-house bank.
☀I am dealing in Stock Market since 1992.
☀My Mom Dad are in Stock Market since 1972 & are very much active till today
☀Dealing with Indian Stock Market & Nasdaq
☀I also deal in crude, gold & silver.
☀I am an Investor , & Trader.
☀I Follow major companies in bseindia.com or nseindia.com
☀My Passion for my MomDad, God & stock market, keeps me alive from 9:00 AM IST till 2:00AM IST.
☀I Charge Flat $300/year for my research with stock market.
☀I was following Nasdaq very closely since last 2 years..
☀I also deal with Nasdaq stocks.
☀I don't have any CFP licence
☀I have learned the Art of Stock Market Trading from My Mom Dad & Almighty God.
☀You can follow us on Twitter @murphydevani
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.