William Trent, CFA has been an equity analyst since 1996, and is co-author of Understanding and Evaluating Prospectuses, Offering Documents, and Proxy Statements. Most recently he was Senior Equity Analyst for New Amsterdam Partners LLC, a $6 billion institutional asset manager. His experience covers all market-cap sizes and is primarily within the TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) and Transportation sectors. Since March 2006 he has been the editor of his blog, StockMarketBeat.com.
William Trent, CFA has been an equity analyst since 1996, and is co-author of Understanding and Evaluating Prospectuses, Offering Documents, and Proxy Statements.
Most recently he was Senior Equity Analyst for New Amsterdam Partners LLC, a $6 billion institutional asset manager. His experience covers all market-cap sizes and is primarily within the TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) and Transportation sectors.
Since March 2006 he has been the editor of his blog, StockMarketBeat.com.
Small-Cap PM and Analyst. I love to be first at bat, hitting the micro/small cap stock home-runs. I'm a portfolio builder and stock picker w/o the fluff, one who likes to avoid the crowds and the stock of the day. I'm not a stock collector (market dynamics have changed, love affairs with stocks are so yesterday)--today, a buy and hold strategy must come with an expiration date. I'm forever a thematic player; I carve out positions with an eye on tomorrow's horizon--what technology or medical break-through is going to define a sector over time. The merits of my investment selection is proven worthy only if other investors (horses) eventually follow my lead and find my watering hole.
Peter Pratt is a 30-year veteran of the telecom industry. He is the Principal of PrattNetworks LLC, an advisory firm focused on the telecom sector.
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Mihai Radu, MBA, MSc, CSC
Capital markets professional - 20 years of experience in Eastern Europe and North American markets; being lucky to be trained very early in my career by Merrill Lynch.
- Investment Manager of pension funds, private debt funds and hedge fund.
- Research/Investment analyst
- Equities trader
- Forex trader
- Commodities trader
I am a strong believer in long term cycles and I tend to be a Contrarian/Value type of Investor. My investment horizons, usually range from 3 to 6 months, but there are exceptions of as little as 1 month or as long as a year. The usual investment vehicles that I use are stocks, bonds, ETFs, currencies, REITs, both LONG and SHORT.
Some of my customers include: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, RBC, BNY, BMO, ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch and ING.
Average Annualized Return: 15.99% over the last 18 years (CAD).
invited as a guest speaker at several investment conferences.
Charles Homs is in charge of the global Oracle Competitive Intelligence team for SAP and application vendors like Salesforce.com and Workday. He's also in charge of the Oracle internal Win-Loss analysis program. Before joining Oracle, Charles was a senior analyst at Forrester Research. His research focused on high-level issues in ERP, CRM, and SCM and included RFID research. He advised on strategic decisions in the selection of solutions, taking into consideration eBusiness and its influence on business processes and IT solutions. He analyzed vendors of enterprise application solutions, and how their solutions impact the IT market. He also advised software vendors on how to develop, market and sell solutions.
ContrarianProfits.com (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/) is a financial news and opinion website with a twist. As investment guru Rick Rule puts it, “You are either a contrarian or a victim.” In the financial world, most people are losers because they just don’t know what game they’re playing. They think they can just get “into the market” along with everyone else, do what everyone else does, and they will make money. Not likely. By the time you’ve paid commissions, spreads, fees, taxes – and suffered the consequences of inflation – you’ll be very lucky just to have as much money as you started with.
ContrarianProfits.com is a contrarian site, in the sense that we provide ideas, opinions and recommendations that often run counter to the mainstream financial press. We do this not just to be contrary, but because we’ve realized that Rick is right. You don’t make money by following the crowd; you make money by leading it.
Why is this so? Well, it’s obvious that if you do the same thing everyone else does you’ll get the same results everyone else gets. On average, and over the long run, real investment returns for the typical investor cannot exceed the rate of growth of the economy itself. Everybody can’t get richer faster than everybody else. Real economic growth in the US today averages about 3% per year; if you don’t make any mistakes, that’s about what you can expect. Few people may be satisfied with 3% per year, but most feel comfortable in the middle of the financial herd and are happy to take whatever that gets them. If you’re one of those people, you will probably not like our site. It will make you uncomfortable.
If, on the other hand, you’re willing to look at things a little differently, you’ll appreciate the views of many of our columnists, contributors and visionaries.
Here, you’ll read the views of:
Porter Stansberry (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/porter-stansbury/)
Doug Casey (http://www.caseyresearch.com/)
Rick Rule (http://www.gril.net/about_us.htm)
Bill Bonner (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/bill-bonner/)
Steve Sjuggerud (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/dr-steve-sjuggerud/)
Addison Wiggin (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/addison-wiggin/)
Chris Mayer (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/chris-mayer/)
Dan Denning (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/dan-denning/)
Dr. Marc Faber
Mogambu Guru (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/mogambu-guru/)