Hello, my name is Diego Cortes and I am expanding my interest in investing so I have long been planning to begin my duty as an aspiring influential contributor for this site and other finance/investing sites. It has been a passion of mine for the past year to dig deeply into investing and learning the roots of economic theories along with day to day market trends. I currently hold a portfolio based on value, dividend, long and short picks. Although I am new at writing, I am looking forward to sharing my views on the financial markets. This is a new challenge for me and I hope not only to catch your interest but also to gain some useful feedback. I am currently studying Finance at Sheridan College, Canada, and plan on joining The University of Toronto thereafter for the Finance and Economics program.