Value investor seeking investment opportunities in which I can exploit my durable competitive advatanages of both a small capital base and patient long-term investment discipline. From a strategy perspective, I primarily seek out the rare situations where there is a positive expected value to an explicit near-term catalyst and the odds of realizing that value are generous in my favor. By taking advantage of these pricing inefficiencies, I believe I can compound wealth at an above-average rate over a long period of time, while incurring a below-average probability of permanent capital loss. Or perhaps it's just better to say I look for 50-cent dollar bills.
Former buyside analyst now running my own fund. Things to know:
1) I research a lot of companies, but invest in very few. My goal on SA is to provide analysis, particularly of small and underfollowed companies, that readers can use as a starting point for their own research. When you read my articles, please understand that I try to present a high-level look. It's up to the reader to determine if it's the sort of situation that is worth monitoring. Note that I usually try to err on the side of conservatism, so just because I'm not enthused by a particular investment candidate doesn't mean you shouldn't be.
2) I appreciate comments whether you agree with me or not - especially in cases where I might be wrong, I'd like to know why! If you happen to be a particular expert on a topic and are interested in discussing it further, please shoot me a direct message. I would love to chat. Or if, you know, you're just a lonely value investor who wants a friend. Jokes aside, I've made lots of great friends through SA and am always open to talking.
3) If you enjoy reading my work, in no particular order, you might also enjoy reading fellow SA authors Vince Martin, Stephen Simpson, Brendan Rose, Brian Grosso, Adib Motiwala, Jeremy Raper, Investing 501, and Ted Barac. Most of them have professional investment expertise and the ones who don't are equally insightful. Like Amazon recommendations, not all of these will be perfect, but if you're new to SA, it's as good a place as any to start!
All the usual disclaimers apply... articles are provided for entertainment purposes only, interpret everything as opinion rather than fact, do your own due diligence, this is not an offer to sell securities, forward looking statements are not made using a crystal ball, etc. Most importantly, I will reiterate that everything I write is an opinion; analyzing stocks is inherently subjective and two reasonable people can come to different conclusions.
Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
Started investing as a teenager and never looked back.
All my investing knowledge is self-taught by reading books, company filings, blogs, financial websites, forums, magazines and newspapers. Additionally some moocs were helpful, too. I especially like the class about valuation by Mr Damodaran despite having quibbles with the capm (risk=past volatility).
My academic background is in industrial engineering with a German university diploma.
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I am a Fundamental Analyst working at a full-service consulting firm for corporations, endowments, foundations, wealthy families, and Taft-Hartley Funds.
I enjoy hearing other investor's ideas, because only then can you find your own path. I have always found that if you think you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
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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).
This is a pseudonym. Started my career in structured finance, moved into corporate debt, and now equities. My investment style is focus on the fundamentals and figure out what the company is worth. Writing is a way for me to gather feedback and information, rather than convincing someone else to buy or sell. Please feel free to message me. thanks
I make concentrated investments in companies selling at a significant discount to my estimate of intrinsic value. My goal is to discuss attractive investment ideas or to present information that encourages readers to critically assess their own investing ideas from a new perspective.