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"The game taught me the game."
- Jesse Livermore
When I find an edge, I bet to win. This confidence and conviction has kept me in business during good times and bad. To me it makes no difference if the market is going up or down. The only important thing is that it exists. I have learnt that to consistently beat the street, I had to radically change the way I looked at things. For instance, when looking at a company, I evaluate the people and their motivations even more carefully than I analyze the fundamentals. My research is meticulous and I try to leave no stone unturned in my obsessive pursuit of alpha.
Just another guy with a day job and an obsession with stocks... goal is to find stocks that are TURNING THE CORNER, where a good story and an interesting stock chart result in a high probability of large % gains. These stocks can typically achieve such momentum that alpha is generated in both bear and bull markets. I generally stick to under the radar growth and turnaround ideas, some of which may give investors time to establish a position. Ideally, I prefer to hold these companies medium to long term, but am not averse to selling shares if they become extremely overvalued or my thesis changes.
I continue to refine my strategy and risk management through sharing my ideas publicly and closley monitoring my positions. I rely on strong fundamental analysis, high conviction ideas (mainly long/a few shorts are possible when they meet my criteria), and preplanned allocations (% of portfolio) to avoid overconfidence, as the market eventually humbles us all from time to time. I also have a smattering of macro calls and contrarian positions as well. I have several screens that I use to come up with under the radar ideas, focusing on mainly growth and turnaround stocks with multiple upcoming catalysts.
Best Call: Celldex (established position between $2 and $5 and sold at $25 netting over 500% gain and bought my condo with proceeds)
Worst Call: Lpath (lost >80% after rec) ... a humbling reminder that my next call can always be a dud. This spurs me on to do the best DD that I can, while cutting losses and admitting my mistakes when wrong.
I am a private investor based out of Toronto, Canada and I have been investing since 2003. After 8 years in Corporate Finance with a Canadian Telecom company I have decided to dedicate myself full-time to the capital markets. I write on Seeking Alpha to demonstrate my financial analysis and writing skills across a variety of industries and to take advantage of any story-based trading opportunity that may arise. My passion and greatest depth of knowledge is on Canadian small cap stocks and I consider my blog posts to be some of my best work. I am interested in any freelance opportunities that may arise outside of Seeking Alpha on Canadian or American listed stocks.
Wall Street Forensics - Chief Research Analyst www.wallstreetforensics.com Instavest Lead Investor - You can follow my personal trades and invest your own money with me via Instavest www.instavest.com My focus is on ground breaking technology and the companies that will deliver them in the future. I have managed a family portfolio since 2008 that has been focused on growth and income generation. You can follow me on twitter @WallStForensics
My Wall Street Forensics weekly newsletter provides in-depth and analysis of tech companies. Individually stock picks are recommended portfolio weightings and price targets. Investment picks may range from emerging technology companies that are highly speculative stocks and come with very high risks and very high rewards or momentum stocks that are more mature and come with downside risks but potential explosive upside potential. Stock picks are held captive for Wall Street Forensic subscribers for weeks or months before they are released to the public. This gives subscribers an advantage to get in early before the general public is alerted of my investment picks.
I am a strategic leader with over 13 years of experience in Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance and independent investment research for multi-billion dollar corporations with a demonstrated record of achievement and understanding of business processes, corporate strategy, financial month end close and forecasting.
I have a financial oriented mind with the ability to understand technology, operations and the financial impact of change on an organization’s income statement. My research efforts are focused on technology and the relationship of various data inputs to assemble conclusions and various scenario outcomes. I have been recognized as an independent research expert in technology specifically related to Apple and Intel by various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today and CNN Money.
My general area of focus is on technology companies. Specifically, technology companies that will help improve and are improving and impacting our daily lives. I enjoy taking a deep dive into up and coming tech companies or companies that are enduring product or industry transition.
Former Investment Advisor for 7 years
Focused on the Big Ideas or Great Value for my Investing dollars
I believe stocks are really business, and i'm just looking for a few that i really like, with the understanding that great things sometimes takes time.
i can be found tweeting my favorite tech stories at @ChristopherMav1