Merger Arbitrage Forum (Though Any Arb Can Be Discussed)

Jan. 04, 2015 11:09 PM ET491 Comments
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Special Situations, Contrarian, Arbitrage

Contributor Since 2013

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"

Over the last 20 years or so a small number of savvy individuals have shared ideas about merger arbitrage stocks on Yahoo Finance's message boards. I have been fortunate to be part of that group. Last week, the members of that informal group opened accounts here on SA. It is my goal to have all that merger arb talent post here in one place, sharing their years of experience and smarts with each other and the SA community.

There is already one sharp arb that posts on SA from that group.

I always say if you know where to look SA is truly a wealth of information.

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