Steve Percoco founded Lark Research as an independent provider of investment research in 1991. He has been the publisher of the Income Builder newsletter since 2001. He is a generalist, but focuses on several key sectors, including housing (and the homebuilders), real estate, utilities (electric, water and gas), telecommunications, energy and technology. Lark Research also offers institutional research services, including company and sector reports and market commentary.
Steve is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. From 1994-2004, he chaired NYSSA’s Committee for Improved Corporate Reporting. From 1996-2002, he served on NYSSA’s Board of Directors. He received the Society’s Volunteer-of-the-Year award in 1995, 1996, 2001 and 2002.
Prior to founding Lark Research, Steve was Vice President in the High Yield Corporate Bond Research Department at Salomon Brothers (1987-1990) and investment officer at Bank of Boston (1983-1987).
From 1994 to 2010, Steve chaired the Springfield NJ Investor Education Group of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). He served as a member of the FASB’s User Advisory Council from 2004 to 2006.
Steve is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School.
Full-time investor. Formerly buy-side credit analyst (2yrs) covering Japanese + Asian companies. Before that, I was a cross asset derivatives salesperson at a large bulge-bracket firm, based in Tokyo (4yrs). I use Seeking Alpha to clarify and synthesize my investment thought process and to elicit feedback on my theses; additionally I like to connect with other investors and swap ideas.
You can read my finance-related blog at rapercapital.com (less organized than Seeking Alpha writeups, more my random musings on various finance-related topics).
Going forward I will try to tweet my investment-related thoughts/updates to articles/etc. You can follow me on Twitter, my handle is @puppyeh1
Always looking for new ideas across the board. Happy to exchange ideas/share thoughts/swap notes, feel free to private message me. I currently live in Singapore.
I've been investing full time for over 15 years. I use a proprietary model based on a modified Graham, DCF & PE analysis. Results can be viewed at our website (address below). As a result of past investment decisions I was able to turn my attention to full time investing & research which has always been my passion. This site & website below are the best forums to share ideas and research. I've also developed several financial analysis templates detailed on the IIEX website available to site supporters.
I am not in the brokerage/finance industry & am not a professional at finance or any related field. I have a degree in engineering although I spent most of my career in management & very little doing engineering calculations. Website: https://iiex.sharepoint.com
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Technology entrepreneur with a focus on value investing. Founder and CEO of Listar. I focus my analysis on development-stage companies with novel and emerging technologies as well as already established names still flying under the radar.
A full time investor in stocks, bonds, options, and real estate who previously worked as a financial/investment journalist/analyst. Previous industry stints include privately held SageOnline Inc. - where he held multiple positions - as well as Multex.com, acquired by Reuters, where he was an equity research editor. Aloisi is a cum laude graduate of Penn State University, currently residing in native South Central Pennsylvania with his wife and 2 children.
Income investing has become his focal interest due to the challenges that the ZIRP environment presents. Not an advocate of any single portfolio strategy, he promotes a "go anywhere" philosophy predicated on value, forward thinking, sustainability, and personal objectives. While the past may be instructive, Aloisi cautions on over reliance.
In his free time he likes to talk politics, play the piano, garden, and go antiquing. Mr. Aloisi was recently elected to a 4-year term on his local school board, garnering the most votes out of 6 candidates.
I'm an American (EEUU) by birth, but certainly a mutt by ethnicity. I prefer the Southern Hemisphere nowadays, and I try to spend time on at least 3 continents per year, in more than a few different countries. While there I explore intriguing social, investment, business and lifestyle opportunities.
I've been involved in everything from hydroponic farming operations in the tropics, to Internet marketing. I've tried my hand as a "professional" stock trader, financed start-ups, traded bananas in Peru, real estate in Panama, high-finance in Uruguay and worked with one of the first Vietnamese companies to list its shares publicly.
I enjoy travel, but much prefer the Four Season’s to a hut among the natives – unless they’re friendly. I plan to continue traveling, exploring and digesting as much culture and diversity as I can handle. My next adventure will likely be a small, self-sustaining community somewhere far away from the madness that is most of the world. If you’re lucky I’ll tell you where it is.
"Mogi" Munkhdul Badral, Operator of the Cover Mongolia brand of newswire, blog, Twitter and Facebook newsfeeds covering Mongolia.
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Mordechai Rorvig writes for Seeking Alpha from Madison, Wisconsin. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
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My name is Andrew Jarmon and I'm a consultant in Los Angeles. I am a long term investor that waits for very specific opportunities to arise for the 3+ year timeframe. I also really enjoy trying to spot bubbles and market inefficiencies.
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Junc Bond is a nuts & bolts, value based, diligent and skeptical income oriented investor. I was awarded the CFA designation in 2000, hold an economics degree and have been investing since 1989. I have been a buyside analyst/PM for the past 15 years with a focus on high yield bonds.
Current occupation: Instructor in Dalian, China;
Undergrad: UC Berkeley / Columbia; Graduate: MBA and Masters in Education
Current Long or Long Trades: TRQ (IVN) in & out since 2004, CSCO, ARNA, NNVC, NAVB, SUNE (formerly WFR), LYSCF, INTC, others (usually "underdog" companies that mass media does not currently support)
Biggest scores: DNDN 2007 and 2009-- enough "overnight" in 2009 to buy a new home, for cash. CDE-- bought as many Calls as I could in 2011 when it languished below $15 and sold all well above the $20 mark within a year. INTC-- just have happened to time my buy ins at every dip to the $20 range or below (Calls) and sell above $25. INTC's best years are still ahead.
Biggest Losers: BIPH (biopharm gone bad), IVN- TRQ (still waiting with bag in hand and adding on big dips...), MAGR (a wannabe scam miner in Mongolia that led me to focus on IVN). Other scam "shells" that I fell for when I first started online trading.
Investment Philosophy: Go with your gut, but only after as much DD as possible...ignore "experts" who are in the limelight (e.g. Cramer)-- they are puppets. Buy Call Options either in or just out of the money for as far out as possible for pricey shares, buy shares of REAL prospects under $4. Keep a hedge like FAZ (anti-financial accelerated) or NUGT (gold super-accelerated). Today's world economy will not be stopped for long by anything other than an act-of-god (calamitous natural--e.g. comet) or socio-political disaster--e.g. nuclear. There is always another trading day-- do not chase up or down. Only short when convinced to the absolute bone.
Not the best trading scheme by any means-- just the one I am currently using.
I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site:
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I would like to thank Seeking Alpha's editorial staff for giving me a start in this profession. In particular I would like to thank George Moriarty and Eli Hoffman.
I will contribute still to Seeking Alpha from time to time as the opportunity presents itself.
The picture is a young man pole-vaulting a bull in Pamplona, Spain, as part of the festivities around the annual running of the bulls. "Play with the bull, avoid the horns."
Science/medical/IT/business background; grew account these last 14 years by concentrating investments in the sector that was most outta-whack and exiting when sorta outta-whack. Preferred a few investments with a margin-of-safety rather than a so-called 'diversified' portfolio.
Currently invested in 2019 natural gas futures using 2x leverage. To hedge against a severe correction, have shorted an equal dollar amount of EUR/USD (closed forex positions; see below). The US dollar is one of the few assets that will go up in price (vs. most paper currencies) with a liquidity crunch. In the more likely event that we continue to just mosey along, the US economy will likely outperform other developed regions, like the EU, which eventually will drop the Euro by over 10% from the current $1.34 level.
Calendar 2019 natgas trading at $4.45 on 8/18/14.
Note: Closed EUR/USD position mentioned above at $1.18. This ends a long dollar position that started with Yen at 79 (closed at 99); then Euro from $1.36 to $1.18. 1/12/15
Due to flat futures curve, and to give more time for market to get back to something close to the full-cycle cost of production...as U.S. demand ramps, 'sweetspots' deplete and the US$ devalues (vs real assets)...have rolled 2018-natgas contracts to 2019 (7 cent "up-charge"). June'15
Richard Zeits is an Oil & Gas industry analyst and consultant. His background includes fourteen years as Energy industry-focused investment banker, portfolio manager and senior investment analyst with bulge bracket firms in New York. Zeits Energy Analytics use elaborate proprietary analytics and data bases to provide in-depth industry research, market intelligence, and forecasting.
JJ Butler (pseudonym) spends his days doing research for investment and writing. As a teen he was inspired by two biographies on Warren Buffet and subscribed to the Wall Street Journal. Today Jeff reads 10-Q filings and takes notes while listening to company conference calls. Jeff resides near Lake Michigan, enjoys spending time with his wife and toddler and coach’s girls’ basketball.
Jiang is not a value investor nor a growth investor. He believes that it does not matter if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.
Jiang has a BSc in Management from Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto.
Chinese Internet/Media: AMAP, BIDU, CTRIP, DANG, FMCN, LONG, JOBS, RENN, SINA, SOHU, SPRD, VNET, YOKU
NA Tech/Media/Telecom: AAPL, AMZN, EBAY, FB, GOOG, GRPN, KYAK, LNKD, NFLX, PCLN, RIMM, T
NA Consumer Staple/Discretionary: CMG, COH, KO, LULU, MCD, SBUX, TIF, YUM
Special Situation: F, TSLA, EDU