Professionally licensed but commenting as an anonymous individual investor for informational and entertainment purposes only. Experienced in the industry since 1997 with an education in finance and economics. Prior to financial services industry, was a veteran of the armed services experienced in engineering and nuclear power operations.
Full-time investor searching for talented operators, clean capital structures & scalable growth. No cigar butts or conventional wisdom. My investment philosophy is similar to how I live my life: acquire a few prized possessions at the right price, minimize clutter and maintain flexibility. Twitter: @indievestments
Building wealth intelligently and patiently is the most logical and tested route to financial independence.
That is my plan and so far, so good!
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Christopher M. Begg is the Chief Investment Officer, a Portfolio Manager and Principal of East Coast. Chris brings over fifteen years of investment experience to the team. Prior to co-founding East Coast, Chris was a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Moody Aldrich Partners, LLC. Prior to Chris's time at Moody Aldrich Partners, he was a Principal of Boston Research and Management where he served as a Portfolio Manager.
Chris received his BS degree from the University of New Hampshire and currently holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Chris is a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society, the CFA Institute, the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) and the Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC). Additionally, Chris is involved in land conservation and is an active supporter of the Trustees of Reservations as a Corporate Trustee and was a Co-Founder of one of their giving societies, The Conservation Council.
I am a professional investment manager and the founder/CEO of Kuma Star Capital, LLC.
My background is in chemistry and materials engineering. My investing specialization is in growth stocks with an emphasis on short-selling, US technology stocks and Chinese ADRs.
Greg Weston is a San Diego-based attorney specializing in complex antitrust and real estate litigation, including class actions. For the last ten years he has consistently beat the S&P 500 with a strategy of buying undervalued technology stocks combined with shorting companies whose weak fundamentals are not reflected the price of their stock. He received his economics degree from Ohio State University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he had rare honor of being accepted to study at the age of 19.
At first glance many situations appear obvious. Rigorous examination may reveal that the obvious is in fact impossible. My focus is on companies that unethically sell the impossible and thrive only with financial slight of hand. I am a retired businessman living near Austin Texas and I both delight and profit from shining some light on these deceptions.
Absaroka Capital is a private investment manager that catalyzes on special situations, event-driven, and deep-value opportunities. Absaroka Capital primarily focuses on the global natural resources sector.
I look for opportunities to invest where the expected value is sufficiently greater than the cost to invest and look to invest the appropriate portion of the total funds available. To make a gambling analogy, a highly favorable investment would be one where you could invest $1 on a flip of a coin and receive $10 if it flipped heads and lose only $1 if it came up tails. However, you would not want to invest all of your funds because you would be broke if the coin turned up tails. Thus, the goal is to find investments where the edge is sufficiently large and then invest the appropriate portion of the funds. The Kelly formula provides a theoretical basis for the appropriate percentage of total funds to invest in a single opportunity.
However, in the real world, the precise odds are rarely known. Thus, I seek to develop the ability and obtain the knowledge to calculate the odds with a degree of accuracy, and conservatively enough, to be able to make intelligent invesments.
With regards to equities, which I have primarily invested in, I seek to understand the economics of the business so as to evaluate its potential for long term success or failure. I seek to use this understanding, along with an examination of its financial statements, to determine if the company is undervalued or overvalued. I may then decide to go long undervalued companies and I may decide to short overvalued companies. My preference is to find companies to purchase, rather than to short.