Buy and hold long term investor with a high concentration portfolio. Each year, I filter my ideas down to one or two stocks and build large positions in them.
As a student, I'm 75% Graham, 25% Keynes. I don't try to time the markets and rarely trade or sell.
David Sims is the managing member of RidgeHaven Capital LLC. We prefer distressed equities and value investing. The firm was established to manage wealth with an eye on fundamental value, but also an understanding of technical trends and market behavior.
David is a Certified Public Accountant and previously worked as an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm, SEC Reporting Analyst and financial systems administrator at a small private company.
Find the Sims On Finance Investing Podcast on iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Player FM radio.
Ben Strubel is the President and Portfolio Manager of Strubel Investment Management, LLC ("SIM") a registered investment advisor. Strubel Investment Management provides separate account management services for clients and also publishes The Value Investor's Edge Newsletter. Ben Strubel is a Graduate of Drexel University with a Master of Business Administration in Investment Management. After graduation Ben founded SIM. Prior to founding SIM Ben worked for several years in the Information Technology field at a Fortune 1000 company. Ben has a unique three pronged approach to investing. First, seek to lower costs as much as possible by avoiding high fee mutual funds and tax inefficient strategies. Second, diversify client funds across multiple uncorrelated asset classes. Third, maintain a value investing focus. Ben selects individual securities for the equity portion of client portfolios and focuses on buying companies with excellent fundamentals that have fallen out of favor with the market.
I am currently a first-year MBA student at the Kellogg School of Management, seeking for an Equity Research internship position this summer.
I graduated with a master degree of control theory and control engineering from Northeastern University in China. My first job was a software engineer at Lucent Technologies, which fundamentally grew my interest in technology. At the same time I started investing in China‘s stock market. The 2007 stock market crash sparked my curiosity in finance, then I studied for CFA. Next, I transitioned to a business analyst at Thomson Reuters focusing on exchange-traded data across Asia Pacific. I enjoyed my broad exposure to the financial markets, and at the same time made huge efforts understanding the stock market. Overtime I developed my economic intuition and genuine interest in Equity Research. I am here at Kellogg in hoping to get my journey started with a strong platform in US.
Data Center Knowledge - Contributor: writing about data centers REITs -- a new and growing asset class -- attempting to bridge the gap between technology & traditional REIT investors.
Researching and writing at the corner of Main St. & Wall St. where real estate often intersects with trends in: technology, ecommerce, office/industrial, healthcare, cloud computing, energy infrastructure & green initiatives.
Recently covered breaking news and actionable ideas REIT ideas for Benzinga "REIT Beat," now Contributor/Sr. REIT Expert. Select articles featured on Investopedia.com, Seeking Alpha, and published on Yahoo! Finance, Google, MSN, Finviz and many other financial portals. Recent Select Freelance contributor for Motley Fool, writing about REITs and real estate topics for the Financial Bureau.
I have over 25 years of experience as a: developer of institutional quality office and industrial facilities, general contractor, homebuilder, managing general partner for private limited partnerships, and have performed consulting and transactional real estate services for others, including entitlements for planned commercial/office/industrial developments.
Past job experience included: V.P. of Energy Services for a Florida based Mechanical Contracting company, which subsequently was acquired by EMCOR (NYSE: EME). Responsibilities included development and "financial engineering" of projects to reduce energy consumption and total cost of ownership solutions, partnered with the two major Florida electric utilities, and private companies, (including Enron Energy Services!).
Education: UCLA - BA Economics, including graduate coursework in Real Estate Finance.
Masters Degree from St. Thomas University - Miami, FL
I am mostly a value investor in individual stocks. Mostly in great North American companies. I reinvest dividends. I try to hold forever. Sometimes I invest in small to mid cap companies with solid cash flow, balance sheets, and compelling price ratios.
I will occasionally chase quality growth. Higher PEs, but with a justified growth rate. I however disdain companies that don't make a profit.
That said, yes, I use even smaller money to engage in deep risk. I'll play the greater fool theory. I'll ride speculative hype and hope to have a faster finger. Here I do my best to time the irrationality of the herd and the pump and dump collusion of smart money interests.
I dollar cost average into index funds. When I have no alternative, such as with 401k plans. But when possible, I convert to a self managed IRAs. I prefer to do it myself, avoiding fees and the inefficiencies of indices.
I keep an eye on important macroeconomic metrics. The S&P500 PE. The tmc:gnp ratio. Distributions of income & wealth. Employment. Any systemic risk.
Stocks: AA. AAPL. AWK. BAC. CBI. CNI. CSCO. DEO. DNOW. DOW. DVN. FB. FSLR. GLW. IBB. IBM. INTC. JNJ. KO. MRO. MSFT. MT. NOV. RDS-B. V. WFC. XOM.
REITs: SBRA. STWD.
Funds: VWELX. VMMXX. FTAWX. T Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Trust t2.
Annuity Funds: Deutsche Equity 500 Index VIP B.
I work in hi-tech. I am essentially a software engineer. I work in silicon valley & often enough on wall street. I am a former US Army officer, where ironically I was introduced to more formal investing.
I'm always seeking alpha. I'm open to collaborating in identifying good investing opportunities. I'm always learning and welcome criticism.
Professional investor :
Three rules of investing that must be followed:
1. I sell too soon (attributed to Baruch)
2. There are old traders and there are bold traders, but there are few old bold traders.
3. There is always a bid for cash
married 22 years and happy for everyday on this Earth. love my family, exploring, learning and traveling. speak 4 languages and sell on eBay under the name, thesofasurfer. i like the stock market and especially concentrate on the energy space. i believe our future will consist of nuclear (baseload) with solar, wind and hydro making out the rest of the pie and fading out natural gas. i really dislike coal. if you want to follow us on twitter, we are @thesofasurfer2
Licensed CPA for over 20 years. Primarily worked in IT in various industries (as an employee or consultant) including energy, transportation, credit card processing, manufacturing, retail, and insurance.
I'm a well-informed retail investor and post on SA in order to expose my thought process to critical examination and comment from readers. It makes me a better investor.
I'm particularly proud of bullish macro articles posted in 2009 and later, in which I presented ideas that encouraged me to invest very profitably in a rising market. I also did articles on individual stocks, many of which contained insights not available elsewhere. Finally, I wrote a number of thoughtful articles critical of financialism and the lack of ethics on Wall Street.
I do not post for compensation, as I am concerned that editorial policy encourages and pays a premium for articles that invite the reader to speculate on the short term movements of microcaps, penny stocks, and controversial issues. The best way for me to monetize my insights is to invest accordingly.
As a retail investor, I don't give investment advice. I write about what I'm investing in, and the thought process involved in decision making and stock selection. Hopefully some of what I write is of benefit to others, by sharing my experience as I interpret it and helping them improve their investment thinking and process.
Until August 2012, Mr Myers was CEO of Broder Bros from September 2005. Prior to that, he had been a EVP in the New York office of Bain Capital from December 1999.
Mr Myers received his MBA from Harvard, with high distinction (Baker Scholar) in 1975. He was a consultant from 1975 to 1980 at Bain & Company. He was a partner in Booz Allen & Hamilton from 1980 through 1984. He was the founder of Myers & Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm, from 1984 through 1994. From 1994 through 1996, he was EVP and COO of Cardinal Fastener, a manufacturer of giant bolts. From 1996 through 1997, he was a Senior Advisor with The Parthenon Group. From 1997 through 1999, he was the founder of Emanem Partners an international strategy consulting firm.
Mr Myers currently manages family and friends investments at Woodleigh Trust. Inception-to-date annual returns have exceeded 40%.
I am a retired sales-side investment professional, and Certified Financial Planner (tm) certificant, having worked on behalf of my clients with a very large firm, for more than forty-one years.
I began investing when I was college-age, at The University of Texas. After I hated law-school, I explored the financial world. (Perhaps I should have worked on the buy-side, looking back upon where my strong talents lie, but when I was in my 20s one needed to work from Manhattan to be employed as an analyst.) I explored the sales side, because, as a lady, I did not want to make five-hundred dollars a month the rest of my life.
Graduated third in my class at NYU School of Commerce in 1962, tops in Public Accounting;
non-practicing CPA, former corporate manager, now sole owner of a publisher of magazines for stamp collectors, and a small investor.