Self taught individual investor working as a practitioner in the medical field. 36 years old and currently managing 7 figures of my own money. I am constantly seeking new investment opportunities although finding it hard to find investments that beat good, boring, dividend paying stocks. I look for stocks with excellent cash flow, share holder friendly management, and for long term investing, stocks that pay a dividend. Valuation must be appropriate, if not must wait.
Young investor looking to learn as much as I can by using Seeking Alpha as a forum for discussing potential investment ideas. I typically seek out easy-to-understand businesses, trading at valuations that indicate a significant margin of safety. Influences include the usual: Graham, Buffett, Klarman, Greenblatt and others. I welcome any comments or criticisms on my articles.
My job has nothing to do with the financial world, on the contrary - I have a college education and a Ph.D. in science and I work for a large cooperation in the German industry. I bought my first stocks almost 20 years ago, starting with investments in DAX companies (the German large cap index) and have continuously broadened my horizon geographically and to other equity classes since then. My main ambition is to obtain financial independence and the admittedly challenging ultimate goal is to retire at the age of 50 (or at least in the mid-fifties). Let’s see how this turns out…
Retired and actively managing family assets. Took a while to learn to quit chasing big returns and instead take the "slow and steady" path. Now my primary interest is solid companies with reasonable dividends and good dividend growth mixed with some higher returns found in telco, utility, and MLPs. Am very interested in articles which address strategies for tax advantaged accounts as nearly all my retirement assets are in Rollover and Roth IRAs.
I am a busy surgeon with a particular interest in personal finance and investing. My father, a retired financial advisor, taught me discipline and the power of dividends and compound interest. I do not feel it is necessary to employ expensive, self-motivated brokers or managers to invest one's money.
I am a retired Pharmaceutical executive with 40 years of experience in the industry ranging from sales and new drug development through clinical research and global strategic marketing. Earned Master's degrees in both Biology and Business and worked for both large American & Foreign Pharma companies.
I am an individual investor in a quest to minimize portfolio rotation.
I am agnostic in terms of growth vs value, but lacking the time, the resources and (most importantly) the brains, I tend to look more among the latter set of opportunities.
I am professionally versed in the European upstream O&G arena, but skeptic on its future (and optimist about the clean-tech momentum of California).
One could argue I should have an edge in European stocks: I am from Spain and based in the UK, but like Buffett says, it's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. So my portfolio is OW US and UW Europe.
N.B. If some of my comments are overly cynic, don't be offended, just an invitation to look after your $ more carefully.
This is a pseudonym. Individual investor. Started my career in structured finance, moved into corporate debt, and now equities.
Former CFA charterholder. I'm too cheap to pay hundreds in fees every year - already paid too much for that fancy MBA degree. Plus I have no stable income.
But I have the dream job. I sit at home and philosophize about the world, play armchair CEO and make money.
The author works at a long horizon multi asset class investment management organization; and has been in the markets professionally for two decades. Avocation is unusual situations, as well as instruments with embedded options. Has a bias toward misunderstood, illiquid, potentially "yieldy" types of securities that have lost their narrative, and thusly, their holder constituency. Likes securities which have a "hard" net asset value that can potentially be used as a safety net if circumstances do not cooperate with the intial analysis. In most cases, prefer to find investments where time is in the holders favor - whether it means value is being recognized by a slow moving liquidation, or a legal process that is being ground out, or even the demise of control shareholders / management. These "thin file" investment ideas mean that most of the leg work has to be done by the investor themselves, rather than relying on sell side analysts, or external third party firms. Primary sources of research include corporate filings as well as competitor and peers filings, and an understanding of management's incentives/motivations for certain outcomes.
Current focus areas include most of the unusual wrapper yieldy vehicles that would not go into conventional capitalization weighted indices such as FI CEFs, BDCs, MLPs, REITs, mREITs, Royalty Trusts and so forth.
Tim Weintraut CEO of Alpha Wolf Trading an educational site for new or struggling traders and investors, stocks are my passion and I'm living the dream.
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