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Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Prior to founding Rangeley Capital, Mr. DeMuth spent his career as a securities analyst for several hedge funds and proprietary trading... More
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  • Just A Few ?s For… Alpha Vulture 7 comments
    Nov 3, 2013 11:05 AM | about stocks: GOOG

    Alpha Vulture,

    Would you please share a tip regarding how you do your research?

    I don't know how other investors research their ideas, so this is hard to comment on for me. I know what I do though, and that's usually mainly based on the companies' filings with some Google thrown in the mix. I hope for my fellow investors that reading the footnotes isn't an underutilized information source, but maybe it is...

    Could you say a bit about your screen name?

    For the meaning of my screen name we have to go back to my very first blog post on, to quote myself:

    The name of the blog has been loosely inspired by the name of the blog of a friend of mine, that runs the successful blog about amateur astrophotography. Kraai is Dutch for crow, but besides the alleged liking of shiny objects a crow has no place in the stock market. The vulture on the other hand is a scavenger that feeds himself with remains left behind by the big predators, and that's partly how I see myself in the market place. I have to look for alpha in spots where the big boys don't bother looking, hence the name Alpha Vulture.

    If you could be rid of any one topic from SA once and for good, what would it be?

    I have a long list of topics that I wouldn't mind to get rid of, but since you don't have to click on headlines I don't feel the need to ban anything. Wouldn't miss it if everything in the macro category would be gone, although without a doubt there are some gems in there as well.

    Who would you like to hear more from?

    Though one since I'm not following a lot of authors on SA, but I would like to see more articles from Christopher Owens.

    Thanks for your time and I look forward to your next article. You are among my favorite threefers: your ideas are fun to read, have taught me things I didn't know, and have made me a few bucks. If that isn't the basis for admiration, then I don't know what is.

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  • Alpha Vulture
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    Good to hear that someone appreciates what I write :). Looking forward to the other posts in this series on your blog. Very interesting so far.
    3 Nov 2013, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » Thanks. Next up is Mike Winston of Winston Capital Partners.
    3 Nov 2013, 03:43 PM Reply Like
  • Terrier Investing
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    Loving this series, Chris - all the investors you're interviewing are top-notch. (I feel like I'm the least accomplished among them, which is always humbling.)
    3 Nov 2013, 08:57 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » Thank you, Terrier. I'm happy with how it is going so far. It is pretty revealing about my taste in investing and investors.
    4 Nov 2013, 06:16 AM Reply Like
  • Miguel Marecos
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    Keep up the good works Chris. Looking forward to see the other investors.
    4 Nov 2013, 06:54 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. Kris
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    Why don't you clear your "following" category and just follow those you like?


    And why are you following 43,284? And how did you actually do it? Must have taken a long weekend to click on all those profiles...


    Dr. K
    4 Nov 2013, 11:35 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » There is a subset of writers I like but a broader group that I find useful. Fellow travelers are nice but counterparties are essential. As for the number, happily I have a bit of help organizing such things. Also, there are some statistical information that we find useful that relates to investment topics. We measure which tickers come up most frequently in search of fads and promotions. Certain topics hit an overwhelming level of interest and enthusiasm. We like to find points of maximum enthusiasm, ideally with low floats relative to market caps and lock-ups are expiring. Such confluence of events can create interesting opportunities. As analysts, we love data and SA has been a good source.
    5 Nov 2013, 07:34 AM Reply Like
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