Chris focuses on large cap stocks and assets that generate strong cash flow. He favors long term capital appreciation, companies which produce sustainable and consistent free cash flow, and companies which place a priority on returning real value to shareholders with a long term outlook. Chris has been investing in the stock market and corporate bond market regularly since 2008. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering.
As a value driven investor, my investment approach is safe and cheap. I focus on investing in companies with extremely strong financial positions offering future growth at a discount. I take that same top-down approach and apply a synthesis of market implied growth rates in securities to isolate companies where existing assets of the business covers the market price. I closely monitor the underlying fundamentals of financial markets and the global economy.
Where my research typically diverges from convention is - incorporating a volatility based perspective to the fundamental analysis, enhancing the risk control in investing.
I graduated from UCLA.
I'm seeking a job in sales, client relationship management, or anything finance related.
I have a very high interest in tech, banking, and credit services.
My interests outside of stock investing are philosophy, drumming, reading, and jogging.
You can find me on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/socraticbruin
FOR SOME REASON KNOWN ONLY TO THEM, SA HAS DECIDED TO CATEGORIZE SOME OF MY BLOG POSTS AS "STOCKTALKS" ON A RANDOM BASIS RATHER THAN JUST LIST THEM ALL IN THE BLOG AREA. WHAT I WANT THEM TO DO (LIST THEM ALL UNDER THE "BLOG" HEADING BY DATE) APPEARS TO BE IRRELEVANT. SO IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO MAKE SENSE - IE BE IN ORDER - GOOD LUCK TO YOU. (rant over)
Let's trade trade trade, and then trade some more! Love the ladies on FOX business, and Fidelity loves me. OK, well Trish does anyway, some of those other people there maybe not so much. I think that's enough. No book, No paid articles, No premium content, No company, just my own personal hedge fund - dammit. I'm such a failure.
In case you don't GROK "GGjr" - that's Gordon Gekko Jr. A reflection of my net worth being several decimal points to the right of his...
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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.
I have written 2 dutch books on value investing (search bol.com for "ruerd heeg"). As a mathematician (Ph.D.) I use quantitative strategies with statistically extremely high returns: net-nets and companies with low Enterprise Value/Earnings before Tax & Interest (EV/EBIT). When ranking on several metrics the 30-50 best stocks have 20-30% average annual returns. Since such stocks are rare I invest globally. See my article "Use Your Extraordinary Edge With These 2 Investment Strategies" (author's picks left below). Get the free trial of my Marketplace newsletter to learn more.