Self-taught investor and trader based in NYC. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University and have lived in Japan, China as well as the United States. I've worked as a reporter, freelance writer, copyeditor, filmmaker, and educator. I believe that investing requires thoughtful analysis (qualitative as well as quantitative) and proper due diligence. As an investor, I am focused on turn-around stories as well as undervalued growth companies. As a contributor, my goal is to provide thoughtful analysis of companies that lack sufficient coverage and are unloved by Wall Street. I believe that understanding the limit of one's circle of competence is one of the most important principles of investing.