ValueCatalyst has 20+ years experience conducting research in and managing a long-short private portfolio of small and mid-cap public equities. ValueCatalyst looks for special situations that are misunderstood by the mainstream investment community. Sector focus is retail. ValueCatalyst holds the CFA designation.
I am a scientist in drug development who believes in managing my own money. I follow the value investing principal of margin of safety for most of my investments. Dividend growth investing is a key component of the strategy for my successful retirement. My goal is to generate an 8 percent increase in dividend income for the next 30 years by owning well-capitalized companies with a distinct competitive advantage run by ownership-oriented management.
I have more than 7 years experience investing in commodities and hard assets such as gold and silver miners, exploration companies, oil and gas producers, MLPs, and various other sectors.
Novice value investor, using excel and gut instinct to make attractive buys mostly in tech, natural resources, and precious metals. My best profits in the last few years have been GOOG, TPX, JCOM, and RGR.
Thirty Five year career on Wall Street involved with Risk Arbitrage Analysis and trading and OTC Securities Marketmaking. Specialized in trading Bankruptcy, Litigation, Liquidation, Convertible Bond and Preferreds, Warrants and other Special Situations. Currently consult for Corporations and individuals on Maximizing Shareholder Value.
I have been actively investing in individual stocks for 8 years, ever since I landed a job that offered a 401K. That sparked a passion for investing that is unshakeable. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a heavy emphasis in financial analysis.
I believe in investing in businesses you understand and companies that make products or provide services you use. I believe, as consumers, we have insight that often is not applied to financial analysis because the stock market seems so intimidating.
I specialize in teaching people to leverage the knowledge they already possess to assist them in making sound financial decisions.
Kevin Berk is a strategic investor, entrepreneur and an expert in online media. He helped develop online ventures at CitySearch and Disney, and was instrumental in the merger of TicketMaster and CitySearch and the combined company's IPO. (It is now owned by IACI.) He founded Zeal.com in the online search and directory space. He then led the advertiser products team at LookSmart before co-founding online job search company YorZ and writing his blog, Berk Sure Has a Way (http://www.berksurehasaway.com/). Kevin combines an insider's understanding of online content, search and advertising with an eye for stocks and a clear writing style.
You can follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/kevinberk
I am an independent investor. My investment philosophy stems from the teachings of Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Seth Klarman, Philip Fisher, and Peter Lynch (among others). I tend to favor quality stocks with favorable future prospects that can be acquired at reasonable or cheap prices.
Please note the following disclaimer which applies to all of my writings on Seeking Alpha:
Disclaimer: This article provides opinions and information, but does not contain recommendations or personal investment advice to any specific person for any particular purpose. Do your own research or obtain suitable personal advice. You are responsible for your own investment decisions.