I'm an investor and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). I have been investing since I was a teenager. I love my work. I manage a private investment company and I specialize in business valuation.
I'm a huge skeptic by nature. If you had to put me in an investment category, I would fall under "contrarian/value" investor. It's not an investment style that I picked but one that reflects my personality.
Regarding my articles, I think to present my ideas present in a neutral light, without any hype or promotion, which is a rare thing these days.
Please note that any articles or comments on Seeking Alpha are not linked to my work, and the opinions or content mentioned are mine personally.
I am the President and Portfolio Manager at Motiwala Capital LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of Texas. I employ a value oriented investment philosophy. I look for quality companies that have strong balance sheets, produce stable free cashflow and generate above average returns on capital. We purchase at attractive discounts to their intrinsic value.
I started managing separate accounts in 2011. Currently managed $5.4million in assets. Please find presentations, interviews and client letters at www.motiwalacapital.com
Jeffrey is a small time landlord and investor living in Lexington, KY; he recently graduated with a BA in general studies. As a die hard value investor, he finds micro and nano cap companies to be of great interest (and increasingly, the most undervalued). Check out his blog at www.ragnarisapirate.blogspot.com.
I am a full-time value investor with longer time frames on both long and short ideas. Much of my stock research is focused tech and small-cap. The opinions in my reports are those of my own and should not be relied on for investment advice. The facts and figures in my reports are intended to reflect my best efforts and attention to their accuracy. That being said, I have been wrong once or twice even with the best intentions.
My stock opinions typically reflect the holdings in my portfolio. These opinions and holdings are subject to change without notice. Anyone reading reports or articles on the internet should always assume these two things to be true about the author.
Readers should always conduct their own due diligence, double check facts and form their own opinions before investing. Heck, even open up a SEC filing once in a while! Buyer (and seller) beware.
Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Opus Capital Management. Opinions I express here are my own and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of my employer.
I run long-only family office assets with a focus on small-cap deep-value securities. In many cases value is hidden below the surface of simple financial metrics and screenable criteria. I'll publish notes on Seeking Alpha when I have something insightful to share that is not getting proper treatment from mainstream research channels. Please note, I'm very busy trying to relax. Writing articles and responding to emails is an after-hours activity. What I lack in publishing regularity, I hope to offset through quality of dialogue. I have met some ridiculously talented and brilliant analysts through Seeking Alpha. This is my true (selfish) motive for re-engaging in such a public forum.
I am interested in security analysis in general. Given my knowledge in financial report analysis, I have successfully invested in several oppurtunities since 2007. In particular, I identified Coach Inc. as an attractive stock in early 2009, and since quadrupled my initial investment. Recently I gained interest in event-driven strategies in small-mid cap stocks. I will start covering several small cap stocks.
Investor, Entrepreneur, always looking for value.
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Long Cast Advisers (LCA) is a Brooklyn based RIA that provides concentrated small cap investing to individuals, endowments and family offices. We do this with the most differentiated approach - individual stock selection - that is apart from and indifferent to the markets.
Our goal is to maximize the long term returns on client funds by allocating an agreed upon portion to small cap stocks balanced against cash. Then we seek to buy great companies that are changing and if we are right, we hold them. If we are wrong - and that will inevitably happen - we sell them.
With +12 years institutional research experience and +20 years investing our own funds, we know that we are not smarter than the market. But we are more patient and that allows us to envision opportunities unfolding over time, beyond the immediate present or next quarter.
Because we focus on smaller companies, we consider ourselves part owners of the businesses we invest in. We tend to engage with management at least minimally (and occasionally more), we also engage with customers and competitors, and notably, we won't invest in companies that sell products or services we would be ashamed to discuss: As best we can, we avoid businesses that drop bombs on people’s heads, despoil the environment, profit on suffering or await a bigger fool.
We are not market prognosticators. We view prognostication as Marx viewed religion; it is the opiate of the investment masses. Apart from using a benchmark for comparative purposes, and unless there is a direct corollary to a company or its valuation, we are generally indifferent to the overall market.
LCA is licensed and state registered. We use Interactive Brokers as a platform and third-party custodian for separately managed accounts. We describe our business as "the food truck version of a hedge fund" in that we select stocks and manage the portfolio like a fund, but the costs are lower and the approach is completely transparent. We manage appropriateness by allowing the client to select the target allocation between cash and stocks.
LCA's CIO is Avram ("Avi") Fisher and the firm's investment philosophy is informed by his >10 years experience as a sell-side analyst covering large-cap industrials, business services and E&C's, taking only the best parts - the in-depth research - while avoiding the short-term next-quarter beat-raise insanity. He has additional experience in private equity, as a private investigator and as a former cub reporter and writer. He continues to write, here and on his blog, as a way to organize his thoughts and to share some of his ideas with other like-minded patient, small cap investors.
Disclaimer: All content written on Seeking Alpha by Long Cast Advisers is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any specific security or class of security. LCA's opinions expressed herein address only select certain aspects of the companies mentioned and cannot be a substitute for comprehensive investment analysis. Any analysis presented herein is illustrative in nature, limited in scope, and is for discussion purposes only. The information upon which this material is based was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but has not been independently verified. Therefore, LCA cannot guarantee its accuracy. Any opinions or estimates constitute the author's best judgment as of the date of publication, and are subject to change without notice. Equity investing is subject to various risks including the total loss of capital.
Former analyst at a long/short value-oriented hedge fund now managing a fund of my own. I believe it's important to put your money where your mouth is when investing, so I will generally write only about stocks that I own or am likely to purchase in the near future. For exclusive ideas and real-time access to my full portfolio, consider subscribing to my new service, "Beating the Market with SoF". Returns have been more than 3x those of the market since inception- feel free to contact for more info.
“The way to win is to work, work, work, work and hope to have a few insights.”
– Charlie Munger
“People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times.”
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong."
- John Maynard Keynes
My time frame for looking at an investment would generally be between two to five years.
Brian Harper, CFA is Chief Investment Officer of Harper Asset Management, LLC, which he founded in 2001. Harper Asset Management is a value-oriented investment manager, primarily managing separate accounts for high net worth individuals. Visit us at www.harperasset.com.
Harper Asset Mgmt operates a bottom-up, fundamental, research intensive approach to investing. We focus primarily on value, special-situation, and micro-cap issues.
Hedge fund analyst, 6 years investing experience, mainly looking for special situation opportunities in small-mid cap firms with significantly asymmetric risk/reward profile
I am a freelance business writer. I formerly wrote articles for the Motley Fool Blogging Network, where I won several editor's choice awards. After that, I wrote articles for the main Motley Fool site. I typically focus on restaurants, retailers, and food manufacturers, considering both growth opportunities and valuation metrics. I usually look for long term investment opportunities and plan to hold stocks for several years.
We are a research group that consults hedge fund and high-net worth clients. We specialized in identifying special opportunities from both the long and short side. The writer for 3D Analytics has professional traded for hedge funds for 10+ years and specializes in 1) finding hidden, unrecognized value, 2) shorting overvalued stocks, and 3) arbitrage situations. The articles are written solely by him, but has a group that assist him in finding opportunities, basic research, and editing.
Oliver is principal at Huckleberry Investments, a London based investment manager. He invests using a long-term value strategy, aiming to produce low-risk returns far in excess of the market. Oliver achieves this outcome by running a very concentrated portfolio, relying on intensive research to uncover the best opportunities. At Huckleberry, volatility is often elevated, but fear of volatility should never get in the way of low-risk returns. Single name short positions are very rare and are only initiated if conviction is high.
@todd@alphatree I am long-term value investor currently working for a value-based asset manager. My articles attempt to identify companies with unique competitive advantages, hidden value, and special situations.
Troy Racki, DDS is a private practitioner located in Northern California. Entering college at 17, he graduated with a BS in biology and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University. He has been a personal investor since age 14, opening his first brokerage account on the Monday following his 18th birthday. Additionally he serves as Vice President on the board of directors for the non-profit organization Redding Writers Forum which is dedicated to serving authors of Northern California.
Spencer Grimes is a former sell side equity analyst and private equity investor who now serves as principal of Twinleaf Management LLC where he focuses on sub-$3 billion market cap equities primarily in the technology, telecom and media space that he believes may be undervalued, out-of-favor, misunderstood or mispriced. He also teaches a post-grad Media Economics course at The New School in New York City.