Brian Bleifeld is a CPA who has a hobby of analyzing markets for small inefficient behaviors. Markets Brian likes to investigate Financial, Sports, Social, Political Capital and Internet trends.
Since some of his findings involve financial areas he posts content on Seeking Alpha.
Brian is a graduate from Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University in Texas and holds a BBA in Accounting and a BA in History. He is a financial controller for WorleyParsons an ASX traded engineering firm. Brian also runs the website www.LibraryofTea.com which contains articles and videos about the love of tea.
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Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/in/bleifeld/
Looking for alpha any way I can. I'm primarily focused on investing in growth trends at reasonable valuations, while trying to avoid over hyped stocks.
I do take advantage of trading opportunities opportunistically, but I would have to see some pretty blatant mis-pricing of assets. Mostly, I want to invest in fundamentally sound companies, in industries that are enjoying structural growth.
I generally avoid shorting, unless I have good reason to believe that a business is a blatant scam or fraud.
Author of the critically acclaimed book, "Taking Charge With Value Investing (McGraw-Hill, 2013)" and the premium subscription service "Tipping The Scale" (as seen below). An analyst that ranks in the top 4% on both tipranks.com and Motley Fool CAPS for stock picking performance.
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I am an active option and etf trader. I do have a real day job which pays me decently, but I enjoy playing the markets.
I normally trade options which are 3 to 6 months in maturities and use strategies such as synthetic long and synthetic shorts.
Not real sophisticated. Interested in fundamentals. not technicals. I have a harsh tone, but not an intentionally offensive one. I appreciate substantiated facts and logic. It's unfortunate that much of the SA crowd wants to politicize issues of finance, but there ya go.
Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com
Worked at a $5 billion multi-strategy hedge fund making opportunistic loans to entertainment investors. Worked at a film studio and at an independent film distributor in corporate development. Started career in investment banking.