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I am a fundamental investor who enjoys performing due diligence-based equity research.
  • An Awesome 2013 So Far 0 comments
    Aug 3, 2013 11:18 PM | about stocks: GT, BBY, HGG, NEM, BBRY, XOM, POLR, PNRA, AIG, V, LULU, GE

    I started writing for Seeking Alpha on January 21. Since then I have published 41 articles and made some 37 stock picks (long, short). In this table I have the date of the article, what the stock was selling for then, and what it is selling for now and the percent change. (click to enlarge(click to enlarge)

    Awesome picks include long Leap Wireless (LEAP) which was taken over for a 100% premium about 2 weeks after my article, short Polar Petroleum (OTC:POLR) which was frozen by the SEC and has shaved over $200 million off the market cap since it was unfrozen, and a short of Blackberry (BBRY) which has yielded 46%. Other good calls include Goodyear Tire (GT) up almost 40%, short Pultegroup (PHM) and Lennar (LEN) both down ~20%, and long South Carolina Bank & Trust (SCBT) which is up over 15%. Bad calls include shorts of Best Buy (BBY) which is up 55%, a short of hhGregg (HGG) which is up 115%, and a short of Pitney Bowes (PBI) which is up 34%. As you can see some of my shorts have been great, while others not so much. It's obviously been a horrible market for shorting, but I have had several excellent shorts. Read the rest of this at my blog here.

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