Sir Perfluis is an individual investor who specializes in special situations, primarily misunderstood securities, non-economic selling, and equity options mispriced relative to risk.
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.
I work in NYC and try to put some of my ideas on Seeking Alpha when I can. I usually look at special situations which involves value plays with catalysts. You can also follow me on my blog, which is - http://valuestocks-kedar.blogspot.com
A retired hedge fund manager with over 20 years of experience in financial markets.
Audited returns before fees of my hedge fund beat the S&P 500 by over 9.5% per year for over ten years.
I have earned the CFA designation and am formerly a CPA.
I managed large box retail stores for 30 years. I then retired from retail, studied for several years and opened a financial services firm. I was a registered representative for ten years and recently sold my financial services business. Core holdings: EPD, AGNCN, APTS, BIP, CII, CINR, CMO-E, CNNX, COR, CYS-B, EVA, DEA, CELG, CHCT, CII, AMGN, GMLP, GPMT, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, MPW, NEP, NEWT, NLY-F, MIC, NRZ, OHI, OTCM, PFLT, RNP, RTN, RVT, SEP, SIR, STAG, T, TCPC, TSLX, UTF, UTX, VTA, WPC, and BIF as well as QLENX. As a former Registered Rep, I now own zero mutual funds after seeing how they were destroyed in 2008. My investment goals currently are a total portfolio return of over 10%/year with an average yield of over 6%. I am now paying myself 80% of all dividend income and reinvesting 20%. I am completely retired.
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"
Bruce Berger for 25 years has been both an investor in publically traded turnaround stocks and a buyer/operator of distressed and underperforming companies. He provides investment opportunities among pubically traded turnaround stocks to members of his website located at www.turnaroundstockinvesting.com
His Free EBook "How To Create Wealth Investing Investing In Turnaround Stocks," is available at https://www.turnaroundstockinvesting.com/ebook/
"One of the best ways to do well in this business is to go to areas that have been unexploited by research capability and work them for all you can." -Julian Robertson
Bram de Haas lives with his girlfriend and baby son in The Netherlands/Nijmegen. Living in a city once a Roman settlement later bombed by allied forces in WO II he is aware of the vulnerability of Empires and the impact of the unexpected.
His investment style can be summed up as safety first. Once safe: be agressive.
I seek stocks that are of little interest to institutional investors due to their size but offer outstanding value to the individual investor. I would describe my investing style as an extreme value seeker.
I work in the field of psychology and have Bachelors from Wake Forest University and a Masters from Johns Hopkins. Stocks are a hobby of mine.
Fundamentally a value investor with an interest in special situations and catalyst driven plays.
"Finally, you have to be intellectually honest with yourself and others. In my judgment, all great traders are seekers of truth." Michael Steinhardt
I am a seeker of truth (and hopefully a great investor someday too, still much to learn though).