During my collegiate and graduate career, I became very interested in the financial markets and investing in general. Since then, it has become one of my greatest passions. While staying true to the teachings of the greats, such as Peter Lynch, Benjamin Graham, and Warren Buffett, I have embraced additional methodologies and ideas which I believe can only enhance my skills as an investor. I have a BBA in both Business Administration/Finance and Computer Science, as well as an MBA in Business Administration/Finance. All degrees were obtained at Millsaps College located in Jackson, MS. I am currently studying for the CFP exam. For more personal and professional info, check out my social network profiles. If you follow me, I'll follow you back -- a growing network is important in any field, but especially so for us investors! Facebook (New Business Profile): https://www.facebook.com/UltimaFinancial Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/propeller1990 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/zach-cunningham/44/ba3/857 Twitter: https://twitter.com/propeller1990 Here are some of my principal investing guidelines: 1) Strong Potential for Growth -- This can be internal or external. Small Cap or Large Cap. Many people believe in the hot "growth" stocks in the smaller cap spaces, but overlook a larger, more prominent company's prospects for growth. Never overlook an opportunity. 2) Financial Fundamentals -- Just I preached not overlooking a larger company for the preconceived notion of no-slow growth, don't overlook a smaller company on the notion that it is not a "safe" investment. While no stock can be classified as truly safe, many small companies with solid fundamentals on their financial statements (liquidity ratios, Cash Flow generation, etc.) can be even more "safe" then their much larger counterparts that could be drowning in debt. 3) Look for the Ratios: I strongly follow undervalued companies using ratios such as the PEG, P/E, P/C, and P/B to help me identify companies that are trading at a discount. As such, I am typically a long term player -- however, I do not hesitate to make neccessary updates to my portfolio as a change in fundamentals takes place. 4) REMOVE EMOTION FROM THE EQUATION. By far the most important lesson in investing. Don't panic in a bear run and sell, and don't get caught up in a bull run and buy. 99% of the time you will wind up buying high and selling low if you let your emotions get the best of you.
Hi, I am new to investing and I have just learned the basics of financing. I am a follower of Warren buffet who is one of the best in the financial world(in my Opinion). I am 26 years old and I started my journey after reading articles on Warren buffet. I am here to help you find value and improved investments from all around the world. Hope you guys will enjoy reading my blog.
"Not many can always have adequate reasons for buying and selling stocks daily - or sufficient knowledge to make his play an intelligent play."
A French writer, Gustav Flaubert, once said, "The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe". By putting my thoughts into words, I am forcing myself to be intellectually honest with myself. In the process I get a better understanding of the business and, equally important, I get a better understanding of my subconscious biases driving my decision making.
My articles will only be long-recommendations.
My username means 'fortunate' which reminds me I've to partially count on luck given my lack of finance education. It also refers to the fortunes that can be made in stock markets. The apostrophe prolongs the pronunciation indicating the patience required in investing.
My logo reminds me that I've to focus on numbers rather than wishful thinking. It also tells me to avoid complex math and to look for hidden value like the missing '1' in the logo. The missing '1' also represents 25% gain on $4 investment which is the target to keep in focus.
I've no education or training in finance or accounting. Recently got interested in investing; put my entire liquid net worth in stocks to make it a major undertaking for me. I write to benefit from critique and to expose my mistakes so others can learn.
Currently a private technology investors, who was involved in the software technology industry starting in 1981. Experienced technology fundamental analyst for a private hedge fund.
Performing Artist in Ballet and Contemporary Dance since 1983.
Co Founder of Scorpius Dance Theatre
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Invest / Trade: I started in 2011