I hold a Real Estate Finance degree from Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) and a law degree from George Washington University. I am a member of the Texas Bar, though I am not an active attorney. I am a minority owner of three car dealerships, representing Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Hyundai. I am the GM at the Hyundai store and was named to the Automotive News "Top 40 Under 40" list in 2012. I have been investing since I was 18, or about 16 years. Investment Philosophy Though initially very liberal with my investment Dollars, I have been a value investor for about a decade. I look for long opportunities and cut them short when I think the stock has increased such that additional upside is limited. I think "technical indicators" are bogus and cannot understand why so many tens of thousands of investors subscribe to this philosophy. How could you possibly know when a double dip is going to become a triple dip? It's nice they have created terms of all of these phenomena; however, I believe it's all extraordinarily illogical.
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Kiran is an independent research consultant in the areas of volatility-based and leveraged instruments, including several proprietary strategies.
His services include hypotheses generation, back-testing, risk/return analytics, and predictive modelling for proprietary trading strategies, as well as research consulting in the above areas. Expected and realized returns for his 2 flagship strategy portfolios exceed 100% on an annualized basis, while maintaining expected and realized Sharpe ratios over 3 times higher than the S&P 500. Kiran was mentored by Wall Street research veteran Mark Gomes. Alongside Mr. Gomes, he brought Wall Street level research to retail and institutional investors through PTT Capital's flagship newsletters.