I'm an 20-year-old value investor from Irvine, CA and current junior at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. I focus on finding great companies going through rough patches and companies that manage to make a name for themselves and create value for shareholders and customers efficiently. I first got interested in value investing when I was in middle school, after accidentally stumbling across Warren Buffett's Wikipedia page and reading about Ben Graham, whose books I've read. I was drawn by the beauty of this style of investing and its ability to gracefully create amazing returns without any of the glitz and the glamour that people traditionally associate with Wall Street and the people that work in it. I started using Seeking Alpha as a resource since I was a junior in high school and also began writing articles for the site around the same time. My articles tend to be more than just news about a stock. I do everything I can to provide as much information as efficiently as possible. My article will typically explain a company's structure, its products, its recent history, its strategy, its recent earning, cash flow, and analysis of the balance sheet, a look at prior price history, and a final verdict about whether the company is a great investment or not. I also try to incorporate analysis of the company's field into my analysis to better help people understand how it should be doing business. I frequently take down previous articles and republish them at a later date to update them with new information and insights as I continue to learn about a company or about investing in general. I've also started to frequently write instablogs. My instablogs don't focus on a particular stock, but rather any kind of intellectual subject I was pondering with relation to investing that I want to share thoughts about. I frequently write and mention Stoicism, which is an ancient Greek and Roman philosophy used by many of the world's greatest thinkers and leaders to weather the storms of life. I find Stoicism to go hand in hand with value investing and of great help with the mental discipline required to get superior returns over time. Thanks so much for reading my articles and instablogs, and if you have any questions, criticisms, or comments, please be sure to put them in the comments below my articles and I'll do my very best to reply. Cheers!