Value Investor in Energy, Real Estate, Transport, Retail, Manufacturing, Media, Finance & Insurance Investment Background: 2009-today: Global Partners Fund, Partner 2006-2009: Babcock & Brown, Private Equity Investor for infrastructure & energy assets 1997-2001: UBS Warburg, Associate Director Corporate Finance, Operational Background: 2008-2012: Board Member & Controlling Shareholder Imperial Parking Corporation, parking services, Canada 2008-2011: Board Member Coinmach Services Corporation, laundry services, USA 2011-2012: CEO Gutta International AG, manufacturing of Bitumen Roofing Sheets, Switzerland 2004-2006: CEO & Owner Mewag AG, manufacturing of tube bending machines, Switzerland 2001-2003: COO Obtree Technologies AG, content management software, Switzerland
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
I'm an individual investor that is relatively new to investing and constantly learning. My aim is to generate an additional income with dividends - so I'm in for the long term.
I am projecting that the US govt is near insolvent and that we will be facing a new Bretton Woods currency agreement bringing gold back into the monetary system in combination with a sudden fiat currency devaluation (across the board-most currencies) against gold over a long weekend or an outright sovereign debt panic by 2020-2025. The least expected outcome double digit inflation is very likely sometime in the future. The Fed PRO-POVERTY policies are going to crush the poor, fixed pensioners and lower middle class since disposable income growth is limited. Beware middle class and retirees your purchasing power will drop dramatically when everyday necessities absorb a larger % of your income. To spread the word to the brainwashed American drones that this economy is one big illusion ponzi scheme and you are infact broke. Issuing more debt to solve a debt problem is crazy. I am accepting nominations for those that played a major positive and major negative impact on our economy. Inductees: The Hammer Hall of Fame Bill Black Brooksley Born David Walker Ron Paul Robert Rodriguez Peter Schiff David Stockman Janet Tavakoli John Bogle Elizabeth Warren Steve Wynn ============================== The Hammer Hall of Shame Ben MadMan Bernanke Lloyd Blankfein Bush II Jamie Diamond Shaun Donovan Barney Fwank Dick Fuld Alan "The Maestro" Greenspan Tim Geithner Paul king Krugman David Lereah Angelo Mozillo Obama The NAHB The NAR Henry Paulsen Nancy Pelosi Charles Prince Franklin Raines Robert Rubin David Stephens Larry Summers Bob Toll Maxine Waters Lawrence Yun
I am currently a Computer Science major with Business minor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. My investment philosophy is carefully following the teachings laid out by Benjamin Graham in The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis and also the teachings of Philip Fisher to find good, solid companies trading less than they are worth. The market is almost always efficient (the word almost is key) and it is advantageous to the intelligent investor to find and profit off of the erroneous price quotations proposed by "Mr. Market" on a daily basis.
I am a general partner of an investing club that seeks to put the techniques of security, business and financial statement analysis to practical applications.
Disclosure: I am long: BP, CALM, and TRN