After obtaining his Ph.D., Mr. Sakazaki worked as an investment banker and derivatives specialist at top-tier firms in New York and Tokyo. His writing focuses on long-term market investing, with a smattering of real estate, economics, fixed income, forex, commodities and options. 'I spend the vast majority of my time thinking, researching and analyzing' he says, 'all as prelude to making occasional but (hopefully) optimal buy-sell decisions.' Visit his site: Lloyd's Investment Blog (http://lloydsinvestment.blogspot.com)
Vice President & Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions
Melissa Sanchez is a graduate of York College with a BA in Business Management (2006) with 9 years in the related field. Melissa has previously owned Multifamily investment properties for the past 6 years and has been successful in self-managing her own investment properties as well as her clients. At this time, Melissa is Vice President and Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions for New Rise Investments, LLC and is responsible for the origination, due diligence, financing, asset management and disposition of investments.
ContrarianProfits.com (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/) is a financial news and opinion website with a twist. As investment guru Rick Rule puts it, “You are either a contrarian or a victim.” In the financial world, most people are losers because they just don’t know what game they’re playing. They think they can just get “into the market” along with everyone else, do what everyone else does, and they will make money. Not likely. By the time you’ve paid commissions, spreads, fees, taxes – and suffered the consequences of inflation – you’ll be very lucky just to have as much money as you started with.
ContrarianProfits.com is a contrarian site, in the sense that we provide ideas, opinions and recommendations that often run counter to the mainstream financial press. We do this not just to be contrary, but because we’ve realized that Rick is right. You don’t make money by following the crowd; you make money by leading it.
Why is this so? Well, it’s obvious that if you do the same thing everyone else does you’ll get the same results everyone else gets. On average, and over the long run, real investment returns for the typical investor cannot exceed the rate of growth of the economy itself. Everybody can’t get richer faster than everybody else. Real economic growth in the US today averages about 3% per year; if you don’t make any mistakes, that’s about what you can expect. Few people may be satisfied with 3% per year, but most feel comfortable in the middle of the financial herd and are happy to take whatever that gets them. If you’re one of those people, you will probably not like our site. It will make you uncomfortable.
If, on the other hand, you’re willing to look at things a little differently, you’ll appreciate the views of many of our columnists, contributors and visionaries.
Here, you’ll read the views of:
Porter Stansberry (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/porter-stansbury/)
Doug Casey (http://www.caseyresearch.com/)
Rick Rule (http://www.gril.net/about_us.htm)
Bill Bonner (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/bill-bonner/)
Steve Sjuggerud (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/dr-steve-sjuggerud/)
Addison Wiggin (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/addison-wiggin/)
Chris Mayer (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/chris-mayer/)
Dan Denning (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/dan-denning/)
Dr. Marc Faber
Mogambu Guru (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/mogambu-guru/)