Asif Suria is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on event driven strategies including merger arbitrage and insider trading. He publishes a weekly post that includes the latest mergers and highlights the largest spreads. He also publishes a weekly post that highlights the top 5 insider purchases and sales of the week. Asif is also one of the earliest contributors at Seeking Alpha and has been regularly contributing content since 2005.
That's what I would like to bring across more than anything. I am not a professional trader/investor. I am not even remotely wealthy. I can not make you rich. I have made some money in short term trading and I have lost some money doing the same. Short term trading has been a wash for me as any profits taken were quickly usurped by idiotic losses.
Why? Because I rushed in to trading in companies that I knew next to nothing about. Maybe I saw a newsletter. Maybe a friend mentioned something. However it happened, in retrospect, it was the wrong reason to invest. It sure felt good when a trade was a winner, but I'd take those profits and either try and chase, or would invest in a stinker immediately afterwards.
Through it all though, I have maintained several stocks that I was long out of the gate on, because I saw potential when I studied the companies. These were companies that I saw as having massive upside with minimal risk. Consequently, I invested more in these longs than I ever risked on the short term plays.
These are the stocks that I would like to write about, as I feel they are worth my time to write about.
Everything I write is, of course, my opinion, and in no way should be taken as investment advice.
I am going to write and I don't care if you read it.