Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
Netherlands based non-professional stocktrader with a private portfolio; good at stockpicking; not good at options. I prefer companies with a good ROI, ROE, PEG-ratio, good and inspiring management, a durable competative advantage. BUY AND ACCUMULATE (B&A) is my approach. I'm in the market for the company's profit, not the stockprice in the first place.
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Prescient Investment Analysis is a person. BA, Boston College, Philosophy.
-I am no longer writing for Seeking Alpha as of 10/2016 but may resume contributions in the future.
-I manage a small but growing sub-account for an investment partnership with $800mm under management. I am a deep value investor and am very open minded and opportunistic in the hunt for bargains. My interests often include the esoteric - international developed and emerging markets, the smallest of small public companies, stocks that do not trade daily, net nets, stocks selling for less than net cash, etc. I am trying to become better at identifying good businesses and find my place in an age of artificial intelligence and informational disadvantage. My core competency and passion is making evidence-based, well-researched financial decisions with a bias (sometimes to a fault) for paying extremely low prices. This can take many forms - for example one of my joys outside of investing is finding bargains on personal purchases through thrift shops, Chinese e-commerce websites, craigslist, etc.
-I passed the CFA Level 1 Exam this past June and plan to finish the program over the next few years.
I have written 2 dutch books on value investing: "Aandelen selecteren als waardebelegger" and "Beleggen in bull- en bearmarkten". See bol.com (search for the titles). As a mathematician (Ph.D.) I am most interested in investment strategies with statistically favorable returns. In particular I invest in net-nets (20-30% average annual returns). I find companies with low Enterprise Value/Earnings before Tax and Interest (EV/EBIT) and strong balance sheets (20% average annual returns) also very interesting. Since such stocks are rare I invest globally. Send me a message with your email address to get example articles of my premium research on Seeking Alpha.
Since construction jobs haven't been plentiful in Las Vegas, I studied information management at the prestigious College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. My previous financial background is in the field of hanging drywall, where I learned absolutely nothing about the concept of compound growth. I started trading/investing after taking a finance class and watching Mad Money on CNBC.
I have spent 20 years in and around the capital markets. I began my professional life as an attorney, and then spent a number of years as a senior corporate executive. Eventually I decided to concentrate all of my time on investing hobby. I have now spent 10 years managing my own money full-time as well as managing money for friends and family.
My succinct investment philosophy -- identify mispriced securities, buy cheap quality, and short overpriced mediocrity.