I am currently a marketing specialist for a biotech company. In the past I have been a chemist for biotech and pharmaceutical companies, working mainly in manufacturing science and production. My education consists of a B.S. in Chemistry and am progressing towards an M.B.A, expected graduation is 2016. My concentration is on business statistics and marketing analytics. I started investing in 2010. After some time investing I realized that the stock market is too chaotic in the short term, and while I believe anything can be modeled correctly given enough computational power, my current life situation calls for a more passive investment strategy. By passive investment, I simply mean that I do not track the day to day prices of my stocks, I believe I would go insane if I did that. Instead I prefer to analyze the long term historical trends of a company and compare this to their piers. While this is simplified explanation of my investment style, it covers the gist of it. My time frame is years. In addition, because of my background in science I like to take long positions in biotech companies that I believe are undervalued. For development stage biotech stocks, the value can vary dramatically depending on who you ask. I try to have a method to my madness. Does the reward outweigh the risk? The answer to this question is many times personal. I hope to explain my reasoning for my picks in my articles.
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Would you do if your were already wealthy? If you could do whatever you wanted for your career, what would you want to do?
This is what I would do. This is my self-actualiziation. There is nothing like analyzing an inefficient sector of the market and calling out the failures.
Over 25 years individual investment experience in stocks, bonds, options, and Forex trading. I have developed my own model to find out of favor stocks, stocks with high short interest, and developing technologies for high value investment opportunities.
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Stanford University Tech Trades Manager
I am an independent equity research analyst and consultant. I focus on finding small-cap biotech stocks where I believe there is favorable risk / reward because of misinformation, lack of information, or a potential fundamental turnaround. I provide detail analysis for investors and investor relations companies. I also provide due diligence and advisory services to companies. Some names I write on I invest in personally and will disclose my position. Names that have hired me to provide due diligence or advisory services I will disclose a business relationship. I previously worked for Zacks Investment Research from 2003 to 2015 as a Senior Biotechnology Analyst. Prior to Zacks, I spent 1999 to 2002 managing money with Eastover Capital in Charlotte, NC where I focused on large-cap equities, specializing in healthcare, energy, and technology. Prior to joining Eastover, I worked as a research scientist for TechLab, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing diagnostic kits and vaccines for infectious diseases, between 1995 and 1998. I also spent a year working at the Fralin Biotechnology Center, and a year working for a cancer researcher while at Virginia Tech. I have a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, with a B.A in Chemistry and a minor in Math. I have a M.B.A. in Finance, with a concentration in Securities Analysis, from Wake Forest University. I hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
I started investing while getting my Ph.D. at McGill University. My research was on behavioral correlates of neurological control of cardiovascular function. After 25 years as a Professor, I quit to do something more exciting and more difficult: live off of my investments. For quite some time, I specialized in Canadian Oil & Gas Trusts, other high income opportunities and special situations. In 2005, I founded the Trust Intelligence website to provide research and guidance to investors trying to wean them off of relying on sell-side analysts and to understand how to do due diligence from the point of view of an investor.
My personal investment focus, and that on my website, is still on special situations and income investments in Canada and the USA. I am focused on looking at relative value and great managements with businesses that have the characteristics to give them superior potential. While I retain interesting in the petroleum & income sectors I not focus on a few biotech special situations because they can be transformative for people's health and their net worth.
I am Semi-retired as a consultant (40+ years) in the fields of applied Pharmacology/Toxicology and Occupational Health & Safety, dealing with the role of drugs and chemicals in disease pathology and its treatment, complex exposure situations (use of medications, drugs of abuse & addiction and exposure to toxic workplace chemicals), toxicity and drug/chemical interactions and related management challenges.
I am now delving into the investment world for hobby and to increase retirement resources using my own capabilities and the many resources available. I am a novice investor and looking to learn at my pace and with assistance from others. I have strong scientific (pharmacology & health) and analytical training, experience and perspective. I have formal Risk Management training and experience and will use that to guide my investing decisions.
From an investment perspective, I am looking for a combination of stable and proven income generating companies, balanced with managed risk associated with biotechnology equities with large upside potential, ones leading the charge into research and development of ground breaking biological solutions to society' needs. I plan to focus on the biotechnology sector as that is where my strength lies. I look forward to learning from the SA contributors and where appropriate making a contribution with my perspective and views.
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I have worked for both sell-side and buy-side firms (equities and fixed income), with the largest percentage of my working time spent in med-tech. At this point I am now effectively in a "working retirement".
I write because I find that the process helps me take better notes, be more disciplined about modeling, and come up with a more coherent investment view for my portfolio management needs. If I'm writing about a stock, it's generally because I'm interested in it as an investment prospect or I think there's an interesting story to tell.
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I am an independent trader originally from New York. I am mostly a value and commodities investor, but I do use some options based hedging strategies as well.
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I am an American trader and a Vanderbilt University alumnus currently living in San Francisco. I'm mostly interested in income investing using dividends, preferred stocks and other debt instruments, and pair trading.
I fundamentally analyze every business from the top down.
In my personal life, I have a strong Jewish faith and enjoy playing Scrabble and entrepreneurship.
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