Results For All Trades

Jan. 06, 2016 10:44 AM ET
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Contributor Since 2010

For the past 30 years, I have been involved in startups, as a founder, and active investor. My first company was purchased by Johnson & Johnson, which set the foundation for future investments. By focusing on startups I learned the advantage of investing in promising companies before they became household names. My interest in startups has never waned, and has become my primary focus today.

Following are results for all trades published on Seeking Alpha since I began in 2011 until December 31, 2016. Results can be validated by confirming the publication date of each analysis on Seeking Alpha, which you can do by going here, and here, then comparing the closing price the day before publication with the gain following publication.

In 2016 I began including results from Tweets and the Trading Network.

2011 RESULTS:

IsoRay: 413% gain.

VirnetX: 234% gain.

Oculus: 163% gain.

Exar: 141% gain.

Kodak: 100% gain.

Average gain for 2011: 210%

2012 RESULTS:

Neuralstem: 515% gain.

MusclePharm: 255% gain.

Opko: 208% gain.

MGT: 155% gain.

Internet Patent Group: 150% gain.

ChromaDex: 142% gain.

Vringo: 65% gain.

Document Security Systems: 54% gain.

Average gain for 2012: 193%

2013 RESULTS:

22nd Century: 487% gain.

Marathon: 200% gain.

Senesco: 133% gain.​​

BioZone: 97% gain.

MedBox: 84% gain.

Oculus: 68% gain.

Pershing: 12% gain.

Average gain for 2013: 154%

2014 RESULTS:

Finjan: 66% gain.

Cynapsus: 58% gain.

uSell: 26% gain.

Drone Aviation: 15% gain.

Average gain for 2014: 41%

2015 RESULTS:

GTX Corp.: 36% gain.

Chanticleer: 84% gain.

MabVax: 21% gain.

Telesta: 150% gain.

Average gain for 2015: 72%

2016 RESULTS:

Amedica: 114% gain.

New Age Beverage: 700% gain.

Cynapsus: 268% gain.

Marathon: 94% gain.

VirnetX common stock: 142% gain.

IntellaPharma: 127% gain.

Catasys: Trading Network: 416% gain.

Acacia: Trading Network: 46% gain.

VirnetX calls: 246% gain.

Titan pharmaceuticals: 221% gain.

Aeropostle calls: $.05 to $.10. 100% gain.

Average gain for 2016: 224.%

ANNUAL RESULTS SUMMARY

2011 average gain: 210%

2012 average gain: 193%

2013 average gain: 154%

2014 average gain: 41%

2015 average gain: 72%

2016 average gain: 224%

Average gain for all analyses: 149%

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