Investing Methodology: IBD. IBD investor since 2004. I have read read the books "How To Make Money In Stocks" (HTMMIS) by William O'Neil, "The Successful Investor"; "24 Essential Lessons For Investment Success"; "How to Trade Like Jesse Livermore"; "How I Made $2 Million in the Stock Market" by N. Darvas, "How Legendary Traders Made Millions" and "Monster Stocks" by John Boik. I have also attended IBD Level 1 and 2 Seminars. I also attended a seminar by a former IBD employee who has helped me improve my trading further using IBD's system. After several years of trading/investing using IBDs system I have seen the profits roll in since 2005. I was in cash in through the majority of the mess in 2008. Since 2009 - 2011 I raked in several 50%+ gains with my best being a 107% gain from RVBD. I exited out of the market in 2/23/11. Currently - 71% LONG (2/22/12).
Former broker, now an independent analyst/writer on Seeking Alpha and founder and editor of the Growth Stock Forum. Focusing on small-cap, mid-cap and biotech stocks. Looking for substantial sales and earnings growth potential and seeking the best risk-adjusted returns from my stock selection. Taking advantage of medium to long-term momentum.
My articles represent my personal opinion and analysis and should not be regarded as investment advice in any way. Readers and subscribers should do their own due diligence and/or consult their financial advisor before making decisions to buy or sell securities. Trading and investing include risks, including loss of principal.
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Gennady Kupershteyn has been in financial services industry since 1997. Since 2000 he has been a professional trader and serves as a trading mentor and portfolio adviser. His experience includes building and managing four successful trading desks in California, New York and New Jersey. He has trained hundreds of professional traders in day and swing trading. Presently, Gennady utilizes a combination of vast historical studies of individual stocks, technical analysis and market fundamentals to determine appropriate risk / reward ratios for employing optimal equity trading strategies. Prior to becoming a professional equity trader, Gennady served as a Floating Manager in the Domestic and Offshore Hedge Fund Group at Alliance Capital.
Specialties: Equity & Option's Analysis & Trading - Fundamental and Technical
Managing Director, MoKa Investors, LLC
Author: The Gilmo Report, www.gilmoreport.com
Merrill Lynch, Beverly Hills, CA, 1991-1994. Financial Consultant
PaineWebber, Inc., Century City, CA 1994-1997. Senior Vice President Investments
William O'Neil + Company, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, 1997-2005. Vice President, Manager of Institutional Services Group, internal proprietary Portfolio Manager, and Chief Market Strategist. Co-author with W.J. O'Neil of "How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short" (Wiley, 2004).
Sierra Capital Investors, Inc., Shingle Springs, CA, 2005-2007. Co-Managing Director and Chief Portoflio Manager
Gil Morales & Company, LLC, Los Angeles, CA. 2007-present. CEO, Author of The Gilmo Report.
MoKa Investors, LLC, Playa del Rey, CA, 2009-present, Co-Managing Director, Co-Principal, co-author of www.VirtueofSelfishInvesting.com. Chief Portfolio Manager.
Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC, Playa del Rey, CA, 2011- present, Co-Managing Director, Co-Principal
I'm a newsletter author at my new blog www.simplegrowthinvesting.com. For the past decade I've been instructing groups on how to most successfully employ growth stock techniques, and I'm looking forward to sharing these picks here on Seeking Alpha. I also have a free e-book on my site, "7 Mistakes Most Investors Make." I've been influenced by some of history's most successful growth investors, including Jesse Livermore, Nicolas Darvas and the CAN SLIM system.
Andrew Horowitz is a Certified Financial Planner. He is the President and Founder of Horowitz & Company (http://www.horowitzandcompany.com), a Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Horowitz has been managing money and writing about investments since the late 1980's. He has taken his principles of financial and investment management to create targeted investment disciplines. His proprietary models provide a comprehensive methodology for establishing specific investment ideas. The combination of high technology with hands-on expertise helps his clients create the kind of plan needed in today's complex financial world. He has written a book also titled The Disciplined Investor which is scheduled to be released in bookstores throughout North America in May of 2007. Blog author, Podcast Host, Writer and Investment Advisor are the hats he wears daily.
Visit his site: The Disciplined Investor (http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com/blog/)
Listen to TDI's podcasts (http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com/blog/category/podcasts/)
Mark's mutual fund is launching December 15, 2011.
He is a self taught private investor who operates the website Fund My Mutual Fund (http://fundmymutualfund.com); a daily mix of market, economic, and stock specific commentary. Fascinated by the market since an early age, he discovered mutual funds as a teenager in the 80s and moved to equities by the mid 90s. The origin of the website is/was to leverage the power of the internet in developing a transparent track record to attract investors for his potential "long/short" mutual fund.
His equity focus is identifying secular growth trends and the companies most likely to benefit from these macro trends. Stocks are identified through fundamental analysis, although basic technical analysis is used in determining entry and exit points. You can receive Trader Mark's latest posts daily by subscribing free via RSS reader (http://feeds.feedburner.com/FundMyMutualFund) or subscribing free via email (http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=1109639).
With a degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a broader understanding of the economy as a whole, along with interpreting investor psychology, is also a major interest for Mark. To follow on Twitter, username: fundmyfund
Just another bozo on the bus wondering what happens when American Idol goes to reruns and the American people figure out what got perpetrated on them the past couple of decades. Thanks to all who follow my comments and I hope you continue to find value in my observations.
Joshua "MauiTrader" Hayes is CEO, President and founder of Big Wave Trading Inc., a Maui, Hawaii-based stock market advisory service. Hayes is a well-respected stock trader who combines fundamentals, technicals, psychology and money management to trade professionally for his personal, family, and friends accounts for 16 years. Hayes also runs BigWaveTrading.com, an online stock market commentary and stock selection service for intermediate-term investment strategies using CANSLIM and other strategies. Hayes is a contributor to SeekingAlpha.com has been a contributor to Telechart as Sir Aloha, Realmoney.com, InvestorsParadise.com, BestWayToInvest.com, iStockAnalyst.com, and StraightStocks.com.