Yasmine Hayek Kobeissi (1973, Lebanon) holds a PhD in Finance awarded in 2001 by Univerisité Paris IX Dauphine. Over the last 17 years, she gained tremendous business acumen and a clear understanding of the financial industry’s challenges, limits and opportunities. Yasmine aim is to make the financial community aware of the challenges ahead while guiding them through their researches to fine tune even better management tools. “Each cycle, each market, each strategy and each underlying asset requires an appropriate dedicated model. Nothing can be generalized to an entire portfolio.” Her books are dedicated to all those who do not want to fall in the next financial crisis and to those who want to get to the next level to perceive opportunities in markets turbulences.
I'm a 52 year old personal investor who first got into the market just in time to get clobbered in the 1987 crash. That taught me 3 lessons:
1) When everyone, including your mail carrier, is boasting about their stock market returns, start looking for the exits;
2) Don't assume that trend lines will continue indefinitely in the same direction;
3) Keep enough cash aside to go long when people start using the word "Armageddon."
I have a base of dividend stocks, REITs, CEFs and ETFs, and use their proceeds to go long on stocks that have been beaten down to value levels, such as CRZBY, EAD, SRHGY, VOD (positions now closed) and currently IRLBF, PSEC, and MCQPF.
Over the years, I have performed equity research and portfolio management for both long-only and long-short diversified fund offerings. I received my MBA from an Ivy-league business school and worked at several tier-1 investment management firms for a number of years.
Stock selection is both my passion and my profession, and I look forward to many good exchanges with my fellow bloggers at Seeking Alpha.
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Caiman Valores is a Colombian based independent investigations and risk management consultancy. It specializes in South American listed companies and conducting regional economic and risk assessments. The principal of Caiman Valores "Matthew Smith" has over a decade of experience in the investment industry. During that time he worked in investment and risk management, investment advisory and corporate strategy. Over the years, he has spent considerable time analyzing investment solutions as well as designing and implementing risk management frameworks for two global banking institutions. Prior to embarking on a career in financial services he built a career in the field of risk management for government security agencies. He has travelled extensively through South America, speaks Spanish and enjoys learning about new cultures and languages as well as travel and adventure. Matthew has a Master of Business Law from the University of Sydney as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of New South Wales. Please feel free to contact him regarding investments, writing, or speaking opportunities via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
36 year old part time investor and trader. I concentrate on finding inefficiencies in the market resulting from behavioral biases that distort the decision making of individual and institutional investors. I still consider myself to be a novice trader, as my experience spans a over a decade. I've beaten the market substantially over most of those years, but the mistakes I've made in that time have been rather expensive. I'm hoping that I can keep my mind open and learn from reading various viewpoints.