Full-time Pastor, part-time retail investor, focused primarily on Income-Dividend, Biotech and technology companies. I subscribe to a buy & hold philosophy, with the caveat that investing requires patience, vigilance, maintenance, and never resting on "your laurels". I believe we are constantly learning, growing, and evolving - or we have given up. Hence, I am constantly reading through the many fine articles on Seeking Alpha and other sites, trying to learn as much as I can. As Robert Heinlein once wrote (paraphrased); "Get the facts! Over and over again, get the facts. We travel always into an unknown future and the only thing we can rely on are facts".
Besides my fascination with stock markets, I am a politics junkie, sports enthusiast (I bleed Cubbie blue!), family man, and an Elder/Pastor, working as the Associate Pastor for my local church.
Author, online media, paid content and ecommerce industry analyst, financial blogger and co-founder of of eReports, a leading aggregator of instantly delivered market research, industry analysis, business insights and company valuation reports.
Chief Revenue Officer for Wonder (askwonder.com)
Former Director of Business Development for Seeking Alpha, started my career as an analyst and private wealth manager at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley; have always enjoyed analyzing companies bottom up.
"Know what you own and why you own it." - P.L.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
Background in corporate finance at multiple Fortune 200 companies including real-estate, media, and banking. Believe strongly in detailed analysis of company balance sheets and income statements, going into deeper detail than the average investor. Look to identify companies whose fundamental financials or outlook, differ significantly the the market value afforded to that company at a particular point in time. As a rule, beginning May 2013, I very rarely will hold any position in a stock that I cover on Seeking Alpha. This is done solely to protect the integrity of my research and opinion expressed in any article contributed to the site. In the rare case that I do hold a position in a stock I discuss, it will be clearly noted in the customary disclosure as well as the article itself.
Product manager and strategist.
Formerly at Seeking Alpha, where I worked on product design for integration with third party websites, retail and professional investing and trading platforms, and media companies.
Prior to that, headed up product for Seeking Alpha's comment and community features, and managed the moderation team and Seeking Alpha's customer service department.
Interested in macroeconomic trends, tech stocks and how technology is shaping culture, art and society.