I choose to analyze stocks based on their cash flow potential, relative value and economic moat. My belief is with value investing and the ability of individual investors to uncover overlooked companies with attractive risk/reward profiles. In my idea generation process, story-telling must be always backed up by quantitative analysis to pin down the upside/downside potential. I tend to turn down numerous ideas before narrowing on few compelling stock ideas per year. The closest investment style I follow is contrarian, since saying something is mispriced is contrarian to some extent. To me, investing is more of an art than a precise science. It takes a lot of effort and judgment to identify and evaluate a stock for mispricing, especially for a one-man team like myself. I work independently and like this freedom of not being tied to any opinion or being pressured to say something in particular. I thoroughly enjoy uncovering companies that the market either overhypes or throws into the “garbage” pile. That is where I come in and start searching for potential mispricing. For this reason, I mainly focus on writing top ideas. I also write educational articles on different financial and accounting issues that affect companies' valuations and help investors make more informed decisions. I have five years of financial accounting experience at Ernst & Young in the Washington DC area where I was promoted to audit manager and worked on financial audits of private equity (the Carlyle Group), technology and real estate companies. I hold master's degrees in accounting and economics along with a CPA license (currently inactive). After leaving public accounting, I have studied for five years at the University of Virginia PhD in Economics program where I researched the macroeconomic effects of sovereign debt defaults in monetary unions using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. I also completed an IMF internship program where I worked on a paper about certain aspects of sovereign debt yield spreads. After obtaining an all but dissertation status, I decided to quit the PhD program and pursue other interests in life. Currently, I am investing, programming in Python, writing articles for Seeking Alpha and creating videos/photos/timelapses professionally.