U.S. financial analyst. B.S. in Business and Accounting and M.B.A. Equity investment mainly centered around mutual funds for years until starting a self-directed portfolio in the second half of 2012. Interested in companies with strong balance sheets and exceptional CEO leadership that are well positioned for unconventional growth. Other factors considered are company mission, strategic market position, and unique product value. Many thanks to Seeking Alpha for this forum and to all my fellow traders and investors who frequent it.