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Seeking Alpha Follower Update

Dear Seeking Alpha Follower,

All of you remember me from my anonymous contributor name Asean Century. I am now writing under my real name.

I apologize for not posting any new articles in 2015, but I've been busy finishing my book Wall Street Joyride: The True Story of the Prodigy, the Playmates and the Missing $50 Million. The book tells the story of how I started as a teenage stock trader, made my first million at 19, and then screwed it all up by the time I was 23. I think it's a good read and I'm happy that I wrote it. It's available on Amazon now.

Now that the book is finished, I'll get back to picking stocks. For those of you that have followed me, I hope you picked up some of my recommendations.

According to TipRanks, I am ranked #81 out of 4360 bloggers and have a 5 star rating. Of the 68 recommendations I have made, 58 have been winners. My average pick has risen 21.3%.

Here are some of my best picks on Seeking Alpha.


Recommended Price

Current Price


Boeing (NYSE:BA)




Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN)




Carter's (NYSE:CRI)




Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI)




Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX)




Gannett (NYSE:GCI)




Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI)




Knoll (NYSE:KNL)




Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)




Prestige Brands Holdings (NYSE:PBH)




Penn Virginia (PVA)




SM Energy (NYSE:SM)








I like everyone else had a few losers. My biggest loser was FXCM (FXCM). I did not expect the Swiss Central Bank move and it hit FXCM hard. In addition, I'm dealing with a loss on Rentech (NYSEMKT:RTK). I plan on doing a follow-up on this pick shortly. It might be time to double down on this one.

I look forward to my research and hope you all continue to follow me if you are not too offended by the book. Thanks again and best of luck to everyone!

Mark Yagalla

Disclosure: The author is long BA, BLMN, DRI, FLEX, IDTI, PBH, PVA, SM, XOXO, RTK.