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Founder & Editor of EPB Macro Research
EPB Macro Research: uses macroeconomic analysis to create an easily replicable portfolio of ETFs, specifically designed to limit drawdowns, reduce volatility and improve total return over a long-term time horizon.
Background: I earned my B.A in Economics from New York University. Upon graduation, I worked at Morgan Stanley in Wealth Management and after as an analyst at Panorama Partners, a quantitative hedge fund specializing in equity derivatives.
I married my diverse background in economic analysis from NYU with my computer programming and statistical knowledge, gained from the hedge fund, to create EPB Macro Research in the summer of 2017.
Disclaimer: EPB Macro Research is published as an information service. It includes opinions as to buying, selling and holding various stocks and other securities.
However, the publishers of EPB Macro Research are not brokers or acting as investment advisers and do not provide investment advice or recommendations directed to any particular subscriber or in view of the particular circumstances of any particular person.
All data is supplied by sources is believed to be reliable, and the calculations herein are made using such data, and that such calculations are not guaranteed by these sources, the information providers, or any other person or entity, and may not be complete.
EPB Macro Research does not guarantee that you will out-perform the stock market.
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At various times, the publishers and employees of EPB Macro Research may own, buy or sell the securities discussed for purposes of investment or trading. Eric Basmajian invests his own portfolio primarily in stocks recommended in the EPB Macro Research newsletter.
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Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance.
I am the Founder & CEO at Global Market Consultants, Ltd. I consider myself as a Financial Engineer with an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science degree from Brooklyn Poly. In 1972 I began my career in the financial services industry trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. I became the first long bond trader for Bache in 1978, and formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild in 1981, helping establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. This experience gave me the insights to be an expert on monetary policy, which I feature in my newsletters, and market commentary. I formed Global Market Consultants Ltd at the end of 1988 and expanded on my analysis to include proprietary analytics. While operating Global Market Consultants I was the U.S. Treasury Strategist at Smith Barney 1991 through 1995, was Chief Financial Strategist at William R. Hough in St. Petersburg, Florida 1997 through 1999, and was Chief Market Strategist at Joseph Stevens 1999 into 2008. I began covering U.S. equities in 1997 and began to use ValuEngine as my stock screening tool in 2002 before joining them as Chief Market Strategist between September 2008 and November 2014. I was the Chief Market Strategist at Niagara International Capital Limited between December 2009 and December 2014. In 2005 through 2007 I wrote columns on RealMoney.com and authored TheStreet.com Technology Report. My unique coverage called for the housing bubble to pop in 2005 and for regional banks to collapse in 2006 and early-2007. This is when my proprietary analytics became known as value levels at which to buy on weakness and risky levels at which to sell on strength. I became an Expert Contributor for TheStreet.com in April 2012 and currently write one or two stories a day covering subjects such as: The housing market, community and regional banks, momentum stocks, earnings profiles both before companies report quarterly results and provide scorecards after reporting results. Many of my stories we include moving averages, momentum readings, analysts’ earnings estimates, and value levels and risky levels. Over the years I made frequent appearances on financial TV beginning in 1993 on CNBC covering the U.S. Treasury auctions and as a substitute for John Murphy on his segment called ‘Tech Talk’. I also occasionally appeared on CNN and Bloomberg. On almost every holiday I appeared for an hour covering stocks on a call-in / email-the-expert ‘Talking Stocks’ show on CNNfn. In 2002 I had my own show on Yahoo Finance TV called, ‘Traders’ Club with Richard Suttmeier’. When Fox Business began in late-2007 I was a frequent guest on ‘Money for Breakfast’. I also made appearances on Reuters TV, Yahoo Finance Breakout and BNN in Toronto. In recent years I shifted my focus to making presentations to various investor groups such as: MBA students at the University of Florida and South Florida, The American Association of Individual Investors, Wells Fargo Advisors, The Executive Form at the National Arts Club in NYC, Investors Roundtable of Wilmington NC, The Market Technicians Association, The Information Management Network when they cover Florida Banks in Ft Lauderdale, and the University of Tampa Investment Club. I was president of the Society for the Investigation of Recurring Events in NYC from 2000 into 2009. My background began on Long Island, New York. I graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1962, and was a member of the Honor Society, Golf Team, Math Team and Band. I graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree in 1966, and was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity, the freshmen Golf Team, and was the captain of the Bowling team. I won the South East Regional Bowling Tournament in 1964 and won the National Intercollegiate Bowling Championship in the Doubles Event that same year. I graduated from Brooklyn Poly in 1970 with a Master of Science in Operations Research, Systems Analysis. My first job out of Georgia Tech was with Grumman Aerospace on Long Island 1966 through 1970 with project assignments on the Lunar Module and F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet contract proposal. I was with Bank of New York in 1971, as the Senior Systems Analyst for computer applications for the Bank’s International Division. When I shifted my to Wall Street In 1972 I became a U.S. Government securities trader at Briggs Schaedle, a primary dealer where my father was Vice Chairman and my brother was Sales Manager. In 1977 I joined Loab Rhodes as a U.S. Treasury trader. Then my career advanced as noted above. I have been married to Linda since June 1969 and we are the parents of Stephen and Jason Suttmeier. Stephen has been married to Jennifer since 2004 and we have a granddaughter Emily and a grandson Robert. We have been living in Land O’ Lakes, Florida with Jason and his partner James since June 2009.
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We hope to buy things for less than they are worth, with the expectation that they will provide an adequate future return. We try to buy quality businesses at favorable prices that are capable of earning high, and incrementally higher returns on invested capital. We do not purchase long-term investments if we don’t believe this will happen, however, when we cant find anything that fits our criteria, we look to special situations or deep value areas where a company can be bought at a discount to asset value, private market value, or sum of its parts. We consider holding cash the same as placing capital at risk; it should be done purposefully. Note, none of the above is original, nor is it new, yet it helps us systematically define our opportunity set, so that we can say no to most ideas. The above, combined with our long-time horizon allows us to be patient in order to achieve favorable results.
I am an individual investor, with about 20 years of investing experience. My articles will generally be backed with research from primary data sources such as SEC statements, company investor presentations, company conference calls, and industry press. My goal is to provide in-depth research that is accessible to other individual investors.
Valens Securities is a boutique research firm with 90+ professionals, housing truly unique, disciplined, and unbiased research systems for equity analysis, corporate credit, and macroeconomic strategy.
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Our focus on "Incentives Dictate Behavior™" has uncovered management incentives and drivers of corporate actions that have been prescient in securities analysis. Our team focuses on the incentives and structures that highlight management’s collective and personal risk tolerance for the company, capital structure inclinations, and propensity for certain corporate actions. This uncovers hidden payout incentives that drive the value and risk of a company’s obligations and ultimate equity value. IDB™ has also been featured in the highly-acclaimed book, DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth.
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I am a Certified Ethical Hacker & Marketing Expert with expertise in Technology stocks.
My investment philosophy aligns only with businesses that have a competitive moat, solid financials, good management, and minimal exposure to macro headwinds.
My ultimate goal is to ensure my readers/investors avoid irredeemable losses on their investments.
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Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from University of Michigan - 1981
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University - 1997
33 year career in nuclear engineering, nuclear facility construction, US government contracting, DOE weapons complex decontamination and decommissioning, DOD contingency response and forward operating base design and construction.
Avid investor for more than 30 years, 25 years of that time with the Vanguard Group.
Married with one 16 year old son.
I choose to analyze stocks based on their cash flow potential, relative value and economic moat. My belief is with value investing and the ability of individual investors to uncover overlooked companies with attractive risk/reward profile. In my idea generation process, story-telling must be always backed up by quantitative analysis to pin down upside/downside potential. I tend to turn down numerous ideas, before narrowing on few compelling stock ideas per year. I also write educational articles on different financial and accounting issues that affect companies' valuations and help investors make more informed decisions. I have five years of financial accounting experience at a Big Four company in private equity, technology and real estate sectors and hold graduate degrees in accounting and economics along with CPA license (currently inactive).
I am a medical professional that enjoys investing in stocks. Recently I have changed my investment strategy and am now focused on technical analysis and in particular Elliott Wave Theory. I have found that my success with this method of investing is much more profitable than fundamental analysis. My medical background I believe has prepared me well for the use of technical analysis as much of the skill of diagnostics in medicine is based on pattern recognition.
I still have a particular interest in biotechs with an ophthalmic (eye) focus as that is where I have developed the greatest expertise over my career and research. I hope over time to share some of my professional insights with those of the Seeking Alpha community in order to help them make more informed investing decisions. I expect to learn a lot from others as well.
Luis V. Sanchez CFA, is a Managing Partner at Overlook Rock Asset Management LLC, an investment firm which manages separate accounts for clients. Overlook Rock employs a hedged systematic value approach to investing which marries quantitative techniques with value investing principles. If you would like to sign up for Overlook Rock's email list in order to receive our quarterly investor letters and other market commentary use this link: https://t.co/7V27P8vXbK
Retired 2011, then started working again in 2015 in alternative public education (largely to help keep 18 year-olds, who are on probation, out of jail). I that regard, I feel like a Peace Corps worker....
I am interested in position trading, and largely holding only value stocks that pay dividends. I am not a day-trader, and do not own any mutual funds or etf's. I prefer only individual stocks. I like to buy out of favor stocks, especially those that have been mercilessly written off as "dead" by the overall market, but those stocks that have verifiable innate value. My favorite sectors: healthcare, energy, and retail.
A veteran of the pharma industry. Specializing in the analysis of small pharma companies with a focus on the pipeline and opportunities for licensing or major deals with large pharma. Financial analysis including burn rate, venture capital funding, and cash flow.