Value investor with about 25 years experience. Im an active trader but don't trade every day. Only when I find something worth buying or selling. Tend to scale in and out of positions. I like stocks below book value, with low PEs, turnarounds & stocks with meaningful insider buying. (Hard to find nowdays) I think MLMs are scams and the country & world would be a better place if most were shut down and/or regulated heavily. I have no position in any of them so my opinion is not tainted by potential gains or losses. Im rooting heavily for Ackman in his quest against the evil & dishonesty of HLF. Apparently, I own a tiny bit of NUS via FBALX. Its less than 1/10th of 1% of the fund. Kind of makes me throw up a little bit.
I have been investing in stocks for over 20 years. Lot of failures during those years. I have been succesful investor for the last few years. I am a Graham & Dod style investor and avid reader of the stock Market. I am an Engineer working in the Auto Industry for the last 20 years.
I'm an individual who runs a long/short and special situations portfolio. Posts here will mainly deal with special situations that I come across including odd-lot tenders, merger arbitrage, CVRs, dual share class arbitrage, SPACs, etc.
As an editor on the SA PRO team my job is to help find the best content for PRO. Seeking Alpha is full of hidden gems and bum steers. Check out some of the authors I follow. And authors, check out "The Elements of Style" by Strunk & White. Stocktalks represent my personal opinion only - links are not endorsements.
My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.
The author works at a long horizon multi asset class investment management organization; and has been in the markets professionally for two decades. Avocation is unusual situations, as well as instruments with embedded options. Has a bias toward misunderstood, illiquid, potentially "yieldy" types of securities that have lost their narrative, and thusly, their holder constituency. Likes securities which have a "hard" net asset value that can potentially be used as a safety net if circumstances do not cooperate with the intial analysis. In most cases, prefer to find investments where time is in the holders favor - whether it means value is being recognized by a slow moving liquidation, or a legal process that is being ground out, or even the demise of control shareholders / management. These "thin file" investment ideas mean that most of the leg work has to be done by the investor themselves, rather than relying on sell side analysts, or external third party firms. Primary sources of research include corporate filings as well as competitor and peers filings, and an understanding of management's incentives/motivations for certain outcomes.
Current focus areas include most of the unusual wrapper yieldy vehicles that would not go into conventional capitalization weighted indices such as FI CEFs, BDCs, MLPs, REITs, mREITs, Royalty Trusts and so forth.
Former Electrical Engineer for the Bell system. Just looking to maximize my retirement income by selecting under valued stocks that are likely to realize large upward movement in a short period of time.
Asif Suria is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on event driven strategies including merger arbitrage and insider trading. He publishes a weekly post that includes the latest mergers and highlights the largest spreads. He also publishes a weekly post that highlights the top 5 insider purchases and sales of the week. Asif is also one of the earliest contributors at Seeking Alpha and has been regularly contributing content since 2005.