I‘m an economics undergraduate student of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
I got into investing at age 17 after reading the intelligent investor and other books about Warren Buffet.
Previously spent 8 months interning at a bottom-up, long-short, value based hedge fund. Attracted to boring businesses with compelling risk/rewards and impressive value creators trading at significant discounts to a cash-flow based view of intrinsic value. For three years now, I’ve learned all I could about the approaches of investing gurus such as John Templeton, Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. I’ve been investing for almost a year now, learning from my own mistakes and using what I thought was the best from them, I arrived at eight criteria for that I use in investing. As a student, I do not have the resources a professional would so the following approach reflects a mindset around capital preservation – my investing philosophy is about being in control and limiting capital losses when mistakes happen. Out of the eight criteria, I identified five which must be met and maintained for initial and continued ownership in a company. 1) The business meets a clear economic need, 2) the company has a sustainable economic moat, 3) the company has a long history of strong profitability and operating metrics, 4) the company generates high levels of free cash flow, and 5) the stock is available at a margin of safety to the intrinsic value. The other three criteria I identified are a management history of shareholder friendliness, a strong balance sheet, and healthy insider ownership.
Independent investor managing personal capital with investments in US and Canadian public equities. Former investment committee member at a well-respected independent Canadian wealth management firm. I am a long-term value investor focused on fundamentals and high-quality companies. Will explore opportunistic shorts in overvalued companies with deteriorating fundamentals in areas where other investors are likely making mistakes (e.g. retail/momentum stocks). Concentrated portfolio approach.
I am interested in small capitalized companies with a high optionality to the upside compared to the relative downside risk. I am grounded in a value based approach but will also explore special situations. I am a trained CPA and continue to practice in industry.
Warning: my twitter account is very random but will have a lot of economic and business items sprinkled with Green Bay Packer comments.
I am an independent trader. I have been trading my own money for over 20 years.
I am focused on finding growth stocks that are priced like value stocks or stocks that are misunderstood or under followed. Generally, I buy stocks where I feel like my chances of losing money are low, but still offer the possibility of large gains. This almost always leads me to small and microcap cap stocks.
I joined Seeking Alpha to share some of my ideas with others. I hope they are profitable.
Please do your own due diligence and do not blindly buy stocks on Seeking Alpha articles alone (including mine).