The Fraud Research Institute ("FRI") specializing in the research and discovery of financial scandals and corporate malpractice in the United States with an emphasis on the small cap markets.
Our business model is to publish the highest quality and most compelling professional research reports that highlight all material information necessary for short-biased traders to identify superior risk-to-reward trade ideas that are primarily a result of market inefficiencies created by the artificial demand from stock promotion (pump & dump) campaigns.
We identify Wall Street's biggest frauds and profit from them.
As SA Senior Editor, my task is to make Seeking Alpha the premier destination for financial advisors. I have worked in the FA arena since 1997, and during that time, the New York State Society of CPAs twice awarded its prestigious Excellence in Financial Journalism award to me for a monthly column I wrote on business ethics. Previously, I reported on international news for Voice of America (where I was awarded a newsroom writing award) and prior to that worked as an editorial assistant at U.S. News and World Report. I live with my wife and children amidst the verdant and vibrant hills and dales of Jerusalem.
Mike King is a full time trader and individual investor.
Disclaimer: Mike reminds investors to always due their own due diligence on any investment, and to consult their own financial adviser or representative when necessary. Any material provided is intended as general information only, and should not be considered or relied upon as a formal investment recommendation.
Espace MicroCaps is a community for microcap investors to share ideas, research, due diligence and trading tips. Our blog publishes investment reports on microcap companies and educational articles.
Individual investor focused on domestic and international microcap stocks. I follow a value investing philosophy and look for companies with attractive prospects that I gauge as undervalued either by investor neglect or temporary problems affecting sentiment. I pay a lot of attention to the competitive advantages of companies and the incentives of insiders - trying to go beyond the numbers to find opportunities not clear to others. I am also constantly looking for special situations - spinoffs, dispositions, management overhauls, etc. - that I feel will cause a company's future to be a lot different than it’s past. I present all my ideas on my blog @ moatology.com
Beyond microcap investing, I am a fitness enthusiast, enjoy a weekend round of golf, and travel as often as I can.
I am not a professional investor (although I would like to be), but I investing my own money as a hobby, as I find it extremely interesting and absorbing, as financial markets often reflect both the strengths and weaknesses of human intelligence and human nature. The psychological aspect is endlessly fascinating to me.
I am particularly interested in ideas that would not interest a big institutional investor or a fund with assets under management of hundreds of millions or billions, simply because the amounts of money are much too small for them to waste their time on them. I have a theory that such situations are more likely to be mispriced because of that, and I am hoping that Seeking Alpha will prove that theory correct. :-)
I am also a big reader of books, especially about finance and economics, but also about many other subjects as well, from history to biography to philosophy. I have a PhD in public policy, and I would welcome any suggestions of books/ newspaper articles/ blogs etc. to read.
I'm primarily a long-term small-cap investor. I try to respond to all comments and messages, so please feel free to reach out. Always willing to chat.
Student at Rutgers University. MicroCapClub member.
I am a full time trader that specializes in Value Micro Caps and the occasional Small cap.. I was a part time investor/trader for about 15 years and over the last couple of years I have been a full time trader. I find that the most undervalued stocks are those with little to no hype or company promotion. Those that few people know about. I make an effort to ensure that others find out about them.
Robert has worked in Corporate America for 25 years in various technical roles including Information Technology, Audit, and Information Security & Assurance. During the time he was building a career and raising a family, he earned a Masters Degree in Information Assurance from a well respected, private military school.
In addition, Robert founded, directed, and sold a real estate investment company in the Texas market. Robert still holds a selection of properties in his private portfolio, though he does not manage real estate for others any longer.
Robert has also, throughout his career, held sales and support positions in Forex and other securities companies, along the way passing the Series 3, 6, 63, and 7 investment advisory exams. Robert is not professionally active in these roles currently, does not sell securities, and does not manage investments for others. All published articles are intended to be used for research and idea generation purposes only.
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I invest with passion and conviction, and I have the strength to stick with an investment until my thesis plays out, hence "Courage & Conviction Investing." My greatest gift is a rare ability to synthesize public information on a stock to formulate conclusions the market hasn't even considered. I share this unique skill with subscribers to my Marketplace service, Market Adventures. High-conviction investing isn't for everyone, but if you're in the market to make serious money and you have an insatiable appetite for risk, and you're willing to wait patiently for potentially big gains, then Market Adventures might be the right fit for you.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” (Author - Patanjali)
“Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. Remain steadfast...and one day you will build something that endures: something worthy of your potential.” (Author - Epictetus)
"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." (Author - Unknown)
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me." (Author - Erma Bombeck)
I am a writer and editor of non-fiction books about literature, performance, and music. In my spare time I invest, primarily in microcaps; investigate investment conundrums; and write about my investigations on Seeking Alpha and on my blog, http://backland.typepad.com/investigations. I am now offering a subscription service, The Stock Evaluator, which sends out weekly rankings for over 4,000 stocks; you can reach it here: https://seekingalpha.com/author/yuval-taylor/research.
I believe that certain factors—fundamental characteristics like earnings, cash flows and balance sheet strength—predispose investments to outperform. These themes transcend asset classes and are applicable at the global macro level as well. Fundamentals matter. I am a student of behavioral finance, as it tends to explain much in markets. Unfortunately, investors are often their own worst enemy when making investment decisions. Clouded by a 24 hour news cycle, an abundance of actionable information, and constant pressure to perform, investors are overwhelmed. I examine investment themes that are informed by deep historical research and are timely given the current market environment.
I am an avid reader, a lover of travel and a proud New Orleanian. I am a Principal at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, CFA charterholder, and am pursuing an Executive MBA at the Yale School of Management.
A self motivated person who likes team work. Like everything related to technology and new media. Like to surf on the web, researching and extracting important information for my daily activities. A hospitable, good mannered person always responsible with people around me, and always in the mood to meet new people and new thoughts.
Value & Momentum Breakouts. If targeting 5% weekly or monthly returns is more appealing to you than chasing 5% annually, please join me as I publish my latest findings in weekly and monthly articles! During my more than 25 years of investing I got bored with low annual returns and began looking to harness well documented financial anomalies for excess risk adjusted returns. I leverage forensic analysis and the latest academic financial models to identify profitable irregularities in fundamental and momentum characteristics. I am a finance PhD and MBA who is always looking for new investments and profitable opportunities in an ever changing market. I am also a certified fraud examiner and investment adviser who thoroughly enjoys testing new financial theories.
Self-taught investor who does not subscribe to any one particular investment philosophy. On the long side, I look for decent companies that the market has kicked unnecessarily to the curb. On the short side, I look for badly managed companies that are essentially being operated for the sole benefit of insiders.