Paul Wagner is the author of "The Duly Diligent Stock Investor", a well-reviewed book (available here) written for new investors seeking a fundamental understanding of business analysis and investing strategy. Paul is a seasoned stock investor with a long background in financial analysis and portfolio management. He enjoyed a 25 year career with Heller Financial, a Chicago-based international secured lender to middle market companies. He left his position there as Senior Credit Officer of Heller's Current Asset Management Group in 1997 to create and manage his own portfolios of publicly-traded securities. Drawing on his nearly 20 years of experience in this "second career" he has contributed several articles to Seeking Alpha members and frequently offers his comments on the articles of other contributors.
Investing for 20 years, emphasizing stock picking for the last ten. Long-only, driven by valuation relative to risk and growth prospects. My contrarian approach works well during periods of volatility, typically trailing market returns during bull runs.