Shane Skinner has invested in biotech companies for almost 20 years and placed over $2.6 million in biotech stock trades in 2013. He has held various financial leadership positions over the past 17 years throughout the United States and Europe including Chief Financial Officer. Shane graduated from Pepperdine University with an MBA, York College with a bachelor's degree in accounting, and is a licensed CPA. He was a collegiate soccer and rugby player and still plays in recreational leagues in Seattle. He has a wife, son, and one on the way!
Spencer Osborne is founder of Satellite Standard Group [SSG], and a partner of Sirius Buzz (http://siriusbuzz.com/). Sirius Buzz covers the satellite radio industry as well as companies that do business in this sector. Sirius Buzz provides information and opinion to readers with an interest in the sector from an investment, as well as consumer perspective.
Along with his work in the media sector, Spencer covers various equities that interest him and writes about these equities from a unique and "out of the box" perspective. Over the years Spencer has built a network of resources within the sectors he writes about. His opinion and insight is oft referred to and sought after by analysts.
I am an analyst and 2017 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program that has gained experience in the investment industry through positions as a proprietary trader and a portfolio management administrator. I began contributing to Seeking Alpha as a way to share my thoughts on the biopharmaceutical industry. I discussed ways to minimize risk in biopharmaceutical investing through conservative pipeline valuation and balance sheet analysis to identify companies presenting a compelling valuation to potential investors. I also touched on ways to apply knowledge of the markets to improve personal finance. My pieces included either stock-specific analysis or general biopharmaceutical investing discussion through my Biotech Weekly blog. My research appeared on the websites of CNBC, Seeking Alpha, Reuters, Google Finance, Morningstar, NASDAQ, and MarketWatch.
Note: Articles and comments are my own opinions, are not related to the opinions of my employer, and should not be considered investment advice. Make sure to do your own due diligence before making an investment decision. Thanks!
I just started actively managing my 401k in January. I happened to read the Big Short by Michael Lewis, thought that was great, and in there some of the guys he followed mentioned Joel Greenblatt How to be a Stock Market Genius and read that. Had also previously read some books on Warren and the Intelligent Investor. Then in January just stumbled upon Seeking Alpha and this website has taught me so much, obviously still tons to learn though. I would consider myself a value investor.
Continues to devote entire life to public service through not-for-profit enterprises focused on the arts and education. Brand new to investing by way of very modest inheritance in a couple of handsfull of fairly conventional positions. Primary investment goal is to not lose the investment while learning about investments. At the end of the day, it would be a good thing to not be viewed as an idiot.
Full time sales rep with two kids. Used to just google stocks for info, but came across SA in December 2013 and was hooked. Would love to do this full time one day...fascinated with finding those diamonds in the rough, specifically biotechs.
Spent a month learning by reading SA articles/comments and googling terminology. There are a lot of smart folks here, so I have sifted thru the BS and made my first long term investment in $PVCT early in January 2014. Looking forward to a fun ride with more to come!
Got into investing after I bought my first MacBook for college in 2004. I then proceeded to purchase my first stock (Apple)....From there it has slowly become an addiction with all the research involved, gains/losses and the love/hate relationships everyone endures with companies.
I am a part time investor. I am software engineer by profession. Developed a taste for investing from "The intelligent Investor" have been hooked since My style is comprehensive with a focus on long time horizon.
In the interest of openness I track my current portfolio in a virtual portfolio tracker too. ( starting from 6/26/2014 I do all my trades in virtual portfolio too, YTD return till 6/26/2014 =~ 10%)
P.S. If you have an advice / interesting read in mind please do let me know :)
32 year old investor...I really enjoy biotechnology stocks as they are right up my area of work. Was an industrial chemist for preclinical FDA studies currently employed as a board certified clinical pharmacotherapy specialists.
I have a Masters in Computer Science and am a full time Software Engineer for a Financial Company. I love studying and learning. Collecting certificates/degrees is like a hobby to me.
I also have completed all 3 levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam.
Strategic investor/researcher with a primary focus in high percentage gain poised long equity investments. My research areas include the biotech/pharmaceutical sector, precious metals markets, short equities and natural resources.
I am a Master of the arts but am involved in many types of investing and trading. My areas of research are primarily biotechnology and disruptive technology. I am interested in turnaround, contrarian, trend following, and (deep) value situations.
I am developing proprietary, quantitative investment strategies; and I operate a website for investors and others.