Specializes in Value Investing, Growth-At-a-Reasonable-Price (GARP), Dividend Investing and Market-Neutral/Long-Short Strategies. Although I have been learning to appreciate reading the SEC documents (10-K, 10-Q, Conference Calls, etc.), my methodologies tend to lean towards Quantitative Value coupled with good Fundamental Analysis along with some basic Technical Analysis (Quantitative Portfolio Management). I am a numbers guy who looks to see if the investment story (narrative) is possible, plausible and probable. It is looking at the forest from the trees mentality. There are strengths and weaknesses in either being: 1) a very detailed person and 2) a "Big Picture" guy. I may miss some details along the way. However, this helps me look at the "Big Picture" in broad brush strokes and helps me determine the long-run economics of a company from a high level. I am an experienced professional with expertise in financial statement analysis, value investing, and financial modeling. Past employment with the government (Internal Revenue Service), banking, commercial real estate, insurance, education, and accounting service sectors. In addition, I am also CFA® charterholder and a licensed CPA with individual and corporate tax compliance experience. How am I different? I'm willing to make tough calls when other analysts may shy away. I am a Value Investor at heart, but I created Value Hedging so I recommend both Longs and Shorts. A surprising statistic is 80% of analysts' recommendations are buys. My average is a lot lower because I apply Hedge Fund techniques called Market-Neutral/Long-Short Portfolio strategies a good amount of time. The result is hopefully better risk-adjusted returns. I am not employed by a big fancy brokerage firm, which makes me independent. If this is investment poker, I call an ace-an-ace and a spade-a-spade. I call it like I see it. Like Jim Cramer, I'm not here to make friends-I'm here to help make you mad money!