Vatalyst: Value Investing with a Catalyst I am an independent trader originally from Brooklyn, New York. I am mostly a value and commodities investor, but I do use some options based hedging strategies as well. I attended Brandeis University in Boston where I studied International Relations and Middle East Policy. During my undergrad, I also studied abroad in Tel Aviv and London. I have since been working in San Francisco as a sell-side analyst for a large investment bank. Other than investing, I enjoy Scrabble, technology, travel and drinking wine. I have been a long time Seeking Alpha lurker, but I recently decided to try and contribute. I hope you enjoy my work!