I am a personal investor and an attorney. I have extensive experience in the consumer credit arena as well as commercial real estate as an investor and a lender. I co-manage a commercial, hard money mortgage fund and also have experience with the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.
My name is Phil Mause. I am a Senior Advisor with the Pacific Economics Group, focusing on energy, regulatory and valuation issues. I retired from 40 years of law practice earlier this year. I am a yield oriented investor and in the last two years, I have done reasonably well in junk bonds, BDCs, mortgage REITS, and dividend paying blue chip stocks. As an avocation, I dabble in stand up comedy.
I mainly trade mean-reversion strategies, specifically in the deep value space, but my fund is unconstrained and explores the entire asset class universe, looking for unexplored and underpriced opportunities across all investible sectors.
My life was changed when I read Ben Graham's "The Intelligent Investor". Buying low and selling high, what could be more logical? Hedge your bet by including a margin for error(ie. margin of safety). Yeah my transformation to a value and contrarian investor started with that book. Current member of StockBuz (stockbuz.net), a trading and investing oriented social network. On market days I can often be found in the chat room there, doing my best to annoy the technical analysis practitioners and day traders by pontificating the virtues of value investing.
I am an experienced individual investor who has been trading merger arbitrage stocks and options since the 90's. I am a writer with a Master of Science from Northwestern University and I truly enjoy writing articles about the stock market. I try to look for opportunities where the odds are in my favor and there is a definite edge. On Seeking Alpha my articles will aim to provide insight and favorable risk/reward for the readers.However, I am not an investment advisor so any recomendations or ideas I write about in my articles, blogs, or comments shouldn't be taken as investment advice. I recommend using my writings as a starting point to which you should add your own research or that of an investment advisor.
"Any time you make a bet with the best of it, where the odds are in your favor, you have earned something on that bet, whether you actually win or lose the bet. By the same token, when you make a bet with the worst of it, where the odds are not in your favor, you have lost something, whether you actually win or lose the bet."
-David Sklansky, "The Theory of Poker"
New York University Business School Graduate with specialized analytical and communication skills relating to all facets of the investment process in investment consulting and management. Areas of expertise are risk/performance of investment portfolios, SEC compliance, client communication, and individual company research and analysis. Always thinking out of the box!
Back in year 2007, I was an angry kid at my university graduation ceremony who realized after studying and working hard for 4 years, I was making less money than bus drivers, while analyzing mining samples in a boring laboratory. While having a conversation with my lab manager, she said, "Why don't you study accounting? My daughter makes $140,000 as an accountant." After hearing this, I quit my job at the lab and registered to study accounting. After graduating again, and working about 7 months without pay in an accounting firm, my current boss saved me from this painful "jobless" condition. I do not have as high an income as other people do, but one of my strengths in investments is that I am not materially attached to goods as other people, and this allows me to save more than others. My goal is to have annual $50,000 income in dividends or other investments because my definition of a "rich" person is someone who makes a $50,000 income without working. Working as an accountant, this opportunity allows me to learn about various operations in different industries, management, and taxation. I am hoping to continue to develop my knowledge in accounting, as well as to build up my confidence, so that I can manage my own business in the future. Besides investment and accounting, I am interested in I'Ching - the book of changes. One of my life goals is to thoroughly understand all the changes in events, relations, etc, and write a book or thesis about "time". If you are also interested in I'Ching, you can always contact me.
I am Seeking Alpha's CEO and Editor-in-Chief. My love for the stock markets goes back to when I was a kid. Who else remembers combing through the stock quotes at the back of the business section of your local paper?
I joined Seeking Alpha in 2006 and launched Wall Street Breakfast and Market Currents, our top-of-class short-form breaking news for investors. In 2010 I became editor-in-chief and in 2015 I became CEO.
I live in Jerusalem with my wife and a bunch of exceptional kids. Most days, you'll find me making the commute from Jerusalem to Raanana. Occasionally I get to work from my home-office, from where I keep an eye on the beautiful Judean Hills.
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Semi-Retired marketing executive. I have been actively investing in the markets for 30+ years and manage my portfolio consisting of around a 50/35/15 blend of mutual funds, equities and fixed type assets. I have been following Seeking Alpha since 2009.