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Individual investor just trying to do my best. I started reading about finance and investing in January 2013. I began buying stocks in Apr 2013 and my eyes were opened to value investing in the summer of 2013 when I found oldschoolvalue.com and read F Wall Street.
When I began reading I knew nothing of finance so I just started with something I'd heard of -- Rich Dad Poor Dad. After realizing that was not for me I moved to Jim Cramer. Cramer is much too fast paced and broad for me so I moved to Buffett books. That's when it began to make sense and I bought my first stocks. F Wall Street was next and finally someone told me when to sell as well as buy so I was hooked. I moved on to Graham, Greenblatt, and Klarmen and I keep on going.
I am interested in any stock and any sector. As long as I can understand the company or situation and explain why the stock is too cheap then I will invest. I prefer micro caps because I feel I can generate an edge with the smaller stocks that isn't available with the large stocks that everyone is looking at.
I am constantly learning and my style is evolving. I believe that children are the ultimate test of patience but owning stocks is not too far behind. I am fine with holding stocks for years or months, it all depends on the situation. I prefer less activity to more and when in doubt, I do nothing.
I post writeups of investments in my personal account on Seeking Alpha. I prefer to focus on small-cap ideas that have limited coverage from the investment community. My approach is bottoms-up and fundamental. I believe value investing works because market participants can be overly enthusiastic or fearful, and so I keep a long-term time horizon with a close eye on valuation.
Gopal Gantayat is the President of The Free Investors ("TFI"), an independent registered investment advisor in New Jersey, and the Portfolio Manager for our flagship Mosaic Portfolio, a long-term, total-return-focused equity portfolio.
Gopal received an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with specialization in Finance, Accounting and Management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance. In the 13 years of his professional career before he founded TFI, Gopal played numerous management and analyst roles in technology departments of financial service firms.
At TFI, we approach investing in stocks with the mindset of a long-term business owner, not as a trader. Before investing in a company, we do a thorough, bottoms-up analysis of the company. When we buy the stock of a company, our intention is to hold it for years and decades to come unless there is a significant change in the future business prospect of the company.
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
Deirdre Kelly PhD is business owner of Kelly Scientific Publications (www.kellyscientificpublications.ie) and provides business and scientific professionals with pharma and biotech industry intelligence. Key interests include emerging markets, personalized medicine, infectious disease markets and the biopharma industry in China. Kelly's professional career was established after completing B.A.(Mod) Biochemistry Hons Trinity College Dublin, M.Sc. Biotechnology (NUIG) and Ph.D. Medicine/Immunology Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She has over fifteen years experience in medical and scientific writing, R&D, biotech/pharma stock analysis and publishing. Follow her on twitter @kellyscipub
17 years of investment experience in equities, bonds and options. A contrarian investor likes buying cheap and selling when the the security becomes "trendier". Very high historical returns. Owns the Israeli investment house Top Alpha Capital.