Welcome to Credit Lime. In my spare time I also contribute to a financial reporting site called www.CreditLime.com which provides in-depth analysis and reporting on news and events in the financial, derivative and credit default swap marketplace. I have over a decade of experience in the financial markets and have traded a variety of equity and fixed income products including but not limited to stocks, bonds and derivatives like credit default swaps (CDS). For the sake of brevity as far as disclosures go, all readers can assume that I hold positions in all the companies I mention or talk about.
You can visit and read some of my other postings or reports at: CreditLime (http://www.CreditLime.com/)
Mike Phillips is a seven-year employee of Power Financial Group, Inc. He is involved in the support and development of PowerOptions, an award winning Internet site for searching for stock option strategies and PowerOptionsApplied, an Internet site providing an option-trading newsletter.
Mike has been trading stocks and options for ten years and has an MBA degree in Finance from Santa Clara University and Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington, respectively.
He was involved in the development of software and semiconductors for electronic equipment for many years and has been involved as a key contributor in the development of several start-up companies. Mike leverages his Engineering expertise and experience gained from the electronics industry and applies it to the analysis and investment in stocks, options and futures.
- Investing style - pure value driven with minimum target returns of 2x in < 1 or max 2 years with lowest possible risk to reward ratio.
- Trading Style - My trading bias is mostly only on the short side . i.e buying puts,shorting calls.
- Market focus - investing in Indian stocks and tracking US stocks Global macro, Currencies, Commodities.
- Role Models in Investing- best of breed guys- Long Only + Short only. Under former - W Buffet and Benj. Graham. Under latter - David Einhorn,Jim Chanos,Mike Burry
PickScout.com tracks stock picks made in the public media. We scour the internet, magazine aisles, and the airwaves in search of stock picks. We then combine the stock picks and place them into easy-to-read portfolios.
Who are we tracking? Stock picks made my Bloomberg.com, TheStreet.com, Marketwatch.com, SmartMoney, SeekingAlpha.com, TheStockAdvisors, MSN Money, Business Week, Raymond James, JP Morgan Chase, BloggingStocks.com, Morgan Stanley, and many others...
In addition to tracking the stock picks, we link our readers back to the original source so you can read the logic behind the stock picks.
Former analyst for Connecticut General and current serial entrepreneur with over 40 years experience building companies. Background includes a masters degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and experience taking several companies public. Educational and professional experience led to the development of a model that has been proven to outperform the S&P 500 for the past 20 years.
I taught my self investing after I got tired of losing money in the hands of so called "professionals" over the years. I figured it's better if I lose my own money - at least I can blame no one else for my mistakes.
I immigrated to Canada from India in the 80's with $10 in my pocket and have not done badly. I am grateful to Canada for giving me the opportunity to succeed and build a good life. I lived in the US for a couple of years but returned to Canada. The similarities and differences between the two countries fascinate me, I have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (I am a Ontario licensed Pharmacist), and was "retired" recently from the R&D department of a major Pharma company. I also have an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Over the last 15 years, through a combination of interest, hardwork and luck, I have accumulated a portfolio which has made me financially independent (at least on paper), while making all the rookie mistakes and enduring two big bear markets fully invested (the last one with leverage) and holding a full time professional job and raising a family. The 2007-09 bear market has taught me that technical's are important and its important to raise cash at the right time. I follow the economic indicators carefully with the hope of avoiding (at least partially) a bear market. I continue to learn from experience and the read economic and financial commentary voraciously. I like to think I am playing the long game which takes guts, skill and patience.
My investing style is value - with a GARP orientation. My experience is that a few home runs make up for a many strike-outs, though now I focus more on stealing singles. I realize that Investing is a "losers game", to win you need to minimize your losses but at the same time, if there is no risk, there is no gain. I like to be highly diversified and routinely follow over a 100 positions. I invest, not trade, waiting patiently for a fat pitch.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck investing.
Author has a degree in Engineering and is an avid investor in the market. Experience in industrial materials and structures. In college studied atomic & nuclear physics as well as material engineering.
OTCPicks.com is a financial and investor relations website committed to covering the micro cap market space including Pink Sheets and OTC Bulletin Board stocks. We publish our Daily Market Movers Digest and Stocks to Watch newsletters which highlight some of the most active micro cap stocks each market day.
During the IPO season Francis Gaskins, editor of IPOdesktop.com & director of research for Equities.com, regularly appears on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, thestreet.com & other financial cable channels. On the day of the Visa IPO he appeared on four cable TV financial shows including Bloomberg & CNBC.
Over the past five years he has been quoted over 500 times by such financial media as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press, USA Today among others. Those quotes are available at IPOdesktop.com.
His varied personal interests include violin playing. For example, he is concertmaster of the Palisades Symphony. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (finance) and an AB from Princeton University (economics).