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For the past 30 years, I have been involved in startups, as a founder, and active investor. My first company was purchased by Johnson & Johnson, which set the foundation for future investments. My level of trading escalated after graduating from college, primarily as a result of my... More
  • 2011 And 2012 Trading Results 2 comments
    Jan 2, 2013 12:43 PM

    Following are trading results for articles published on Seeking Alpha. Results are calculated based on the closing price the day before the article was published, and shareprice gain following publication.

    2011 trading results

    IsoRay: 413%

    VHC: 234%

    Oculus: 163%.

    Exar: 141%.

    Kodak: 100%.

    Average gain for all 2011 trades: 210%

    2012 trading results

    Neuralstem: 515% gain.

    MusclePharm: 255% gain.

    Opko: 208% gain.

    MGT: 155% gain.

    Internet Patent Group: 150% gain

    ChromaDex: 142% gain.

    Vringo: 65% gain.

    Document Security Systems: 54% gain.

    Average gain for all 2012 trades: 193%

    All trades can be validated by confirming the publication date of each analysis on Seeking Alpha, which you can do by going here, and comparing the closing price the day before publication with the resulting peak price following publication.

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  • bazooooka
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    How do the results change if you go off the next day opening price after publishing. Are you moving the market?


    "My calculations are based on the closing price immediately prior to when the article was published"
    8 Jan 2013, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • John H. Ford
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    Author’s reply » I haven't done calculations based on that metric, but if you take a look at short-term historical prices, you should be able to see a pattern.
    9 Jan 2013, 11:15 AM Reply Like
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