Professionally, I have done a bit of everything in my long life, from playing rock and roll, to developing software, and running a successful entrepreneurial business. But I am best known as a writer of bestselling books about business and health. I write under a pseudonym here on Seeking Alpha because that way I know readers will evaluate my work strictly on the basis of what I actually said rather than who I am. I write on a lot of different investing topics, so if you decide to follow me, drop me a line to let me know what topics you'd like me to write about more.
I am retired from Stanford U where I was a Financial Analyst. I looking to preserve my wealth and also generate income from my portfolio for living expenses. I am looking into dividend growth investing which shows promise to provide some insulation from the schizo fluctuations of the stock market.
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My profile: Mixture of buy and hold equities and higher risk securities and LEAP calls. The picture is James K. Polk; one of our most successful and underrated presidents. Ran for office stating he would accomplish 4 things. Accomplished all four, died shortly after his term completely exhausted.
I use value investing methods of analysis to search out undervalued companies using a combination of financial analysis and a qualitative assessment of management, industry & company fundamentals and circumstances to evaluate the odds of a successful investment. Emphasis is currently on consumer non-durables with strong brands and market shares, but there is no limit to such investments only. Past investments have included oil companies, consumer retail and consumer durables.
----->Top Idea #1: Zooplus, publ. Oct. 24th 2014, return since: +116.3%
----->Top Idea #2: Coca-Cola Bottling Co., publ. May 20th 2015, return: +72%
(calculated as of Sept 30th 2015)
I try to generate a couple of high probability ideas (2-3) every year and take very concentrated positions based on those ideas. Over the past 8 years this strategy has generated a 22,87% compounded average return net of all costs and taxes on my investment portfolio, with the strongest returns mostly during the past five years.
Current sectors under coverage by me at Seeking Alpha:
-personal & household goods
Disclaimer: all investment analyses and information written and published by me, as well as all comments, should not be considered as investment advice or used as such. All readers are strongly urged to perform their own research and due diligence on the equity shares and other investment products I have written about. I have no business or any other forms of relationship with the companies featured in my analyses, unless explicitly stated so in the article disclaimer.
After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Federico pivoted to pursue his interests in finance and technology. He founded Elepago, a mobile payment company in Mexico. He has now moved to San Francisco, where he leads a team of engineers at Zillow Group and continues investing on the side.
His interest in finance began early in high school. He works to understand the core concepts such as investing, valuations, debt, mortgages, inflation, macroeconomics, amongst others. Always learning through books, articles, and applying first principles, he looks to understand how and why things work.
Federico is a value investor with an inclination towards growth.