I run a small, private long/short portfolio. I focus on long term value, with a full expectation of showing paper losses in the short-term. Agnostic on the topic of catalysts. Wary of false precision. Usually ignorant of quarterly results and analyst forecasts. Seeking durable insights on business models and industry trends, and general wisdom.
Investing and setting up portfolios for the last 7 years, but full time since spring of 2013. I like to set up a target return amount and work backwards from there with different strategies.
Normally, I like to invest in a portfolio of high growth, marginable stocks, but currently doing the following in the current market rotation:
1) Buying high dividend stocks.
2) Buying tech stocks with high cash flow/income that have been oversold
3) Selling stocks with no profitability
4) Selling puts on stocks prior to earnings
I target a cash return (using margin) of 50%. Currently over 90% return, 65% annualized, since May of 2013.