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Proprietary trader and hedge fund manager with many years experience of trading and portfolio management in global derivatives. Formerly a prop trader with a large Wall Street bank.
BQ started his career more than a decade ago as a trading algorithm developer and later became a research analyst. He currently manages a fund of family and friends, and is pursuing an entrepreneurial opportunity in the financial domain. Found the hard way that investing tended to return healthier and sustainable returns than day trading. He's an Electronics and Communications engineer, holds an MBA in Finance and writes mostly about Technology and Telecom companies.
I am a former investment advisor and owner of several businesses, and consequently everything related to business - including investing, macro-economics, and emerging products and services come under my research and interests radar.
The most interesting and important to me are the entertainment industry, commodities, BRICs, and the impact of loose money policies on businesses and investors.
These days I invest only for myself, while continuing to write on a variety of financial and economic topics.
Focusing on ETF analysis (ranked 4th) , growth stocks and unloved names. Logic and fundamentals are the key to my success.
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I am currently studying at the University of Bath for a Masters of Mathematics. I now see the opportunity to share my research as a way to learn more about the interactions within the markets. As a result of the exam system, I am proficient in analysing complex and abstract data, reporting on outcomes and providing strategic plans in order to reach a desired result.
Majority interest in long term low risk holdings but now and again I enjoy a small-size speculative play.
Active retail currency trader and passive equities investor.
Author of Diary of a Currency Trader (Harriman House - 2013)
Lives in the UK.
I currently help students understand fundamental analysis of equities and how to explore the use of Bloomberg terminals for doing meaningful research. Recently I've been covering cryptocurrencies more because the field is exciting and not well researched. I've slowed my writing on stocks due to the nature of my investment process. I look at earnings transcripts, do ratio analysis and sentiment analysis, and look at price action before I buy. These are often not enough to fill a detailed article like the ones I was writing and I would rather not publish weak pieces. I still hope to give my insights on equities occasionally (likely through blog posts), but will be moving to cover the CryptoSphere more. If you're interested in cryptocurrencies, even just to learn more, I hope you'll stick around!
Author of Beyond the Hype, a leading and comprehensive emerging technology stock analysis and discussion service on Seeking Alpha Marketplace. Currently, we focus on identifying and investing in emerging technologies in the renewable energy, storage, EV, and autonomous vehicle industries. Beyond the Hype is different because it is dedicated to cutting through management and Wall Street commentary and providing fresh and insightful perspectives from a mid-market M&A consultant specializing in the technology and energy industries who's also been an individual Investor for over 25 years. Growth oriented investments primarily in market leaders and technology leaders. Investment philosophy is long term buy and hold with average holding time of several years. I have a keen sense of cutting through management and Investment banker commentary and seeing true value of companies. A lot of my views tend to be controversial for that reason but at the same time remarkably accurate. To get a feel for my writing, readers can puruse a few of my recent against the grain calls:- with extremely high success rates. http://seekingalpha.com/article/3547796-is-it-time-to-buy-sunedison-yet http://seekingalpha.com/article/3545056-8point3-energy-not-agreeing-with-management-commentary http://seekingalpha.com/article/3536926-public-utility-commission-decisions-will-determine-the-future-of-investor-owned-utilities http://seekingalpha.com/article/3507896-sunrun-growing-like-a-weed-and-likely-as-valuable http://seekingalpha.com/article/3501386-solarcitys-gigafab-is-increasingly-looking-like-a-white-elephant http://seekingalpha.com/article/3482766-terraform-power-is-it-time-to-buy-this-yieldco http://seekingalpha.com/article/3474206-hanwha-q-cells-continues-to-underperform http://seekingalpha.com/article/3473136-implications-of-the-interim-net-metering-ruling-in-nevada http://seekingalpha.com/article/3464626-is-there-any-validity-to-solarcitys-claims-that-its-loans-are-not-subprime http://seekingalpha.com/article/3460056-is-the-arbitrage-value-on-vivint-solar-appropriate http://seekingalpha.com/article/3457486-jinkosolar-ignore-the-market-and-buy-the-stock http://seekingalpha.com/article/3451596-canadian-solar-may-suffer-from-yieldco-market-malady http://seekingalpha.com/article/3440646-one-more-chink-in-residential-solar-lease-ppa-business-model http://seekingalpha.com/article/3436436-what-does-bursting-of-the-solar-asset-bubble-have-to-do-with-solarcity http://seekingalpha.com/article/3394615-trading-the-solar-earnings-season http://seekingalpha.com/article/3401145-sunrun-ipo-run-for-the-hills http://seekingalpha.com/article/3357975-insanity-thy-name-is-terraform-global http://seekingalpha.com/article/3208776-arbitrage-play-with-solar-industry-etfs http://seekingalpha.com/research/9110881-casual-analyst/3987216-warning-lights-flashing-brightly-at-rec-silicon-asa http://seekingalpha.com/research/9110881-casual-analyst/3968286-enphase-energy-headed-for-lower-growth-trajectory http://seekingalpha.com/article/3133006-when-will-solarcity-stop-misrepresenting-its-financials
Have made bundles in rust belt. Have made-- and lost-- bundles in high tech.
Former registered rep, business degree, doing vc and private company investments, while looking for stock picks on a regular basis.
WHO IS AVFA
Financial Controller for one of the largest Italian listed companies, with several years of corporate finance experience under my belt. Investing passionate, former semi-pro chess player & at risk of becoming a ski bum. I write here to organize and share my investment ideas.
Started with cigar butts and picked up from there. As a private investor, my strategic goal is to achieve a substantial dividend stream from my income portfolio and boost results with capital gains from tech (growth) picks. My focus is US equities, but as an Italian native and Korea long-term resident, I invest and may write some articles about companies in these markets.
INVESTING STYLE AND FAVOURITE PICKS
Primarily tech and REITs. For income also MLPs and financials. For growth at a reasonable price, industrials. I try to apply GARP investing rules to tech and a mixed style for REITs (oversimplifying: low relative P/FFO+FFO growth). Long-term oriented. If you like what you read, please hit the follow button and stay updated with my articles! Thanks.
The “Growth & Value” blog focuses on companies that are undervalued with respect to their intrinsic value. Rather than focusing exclusively on fundamentals, I also draw upon years of experience in the start-up world to evaluate qualitative aspects that determine the real value of a stock. A BSc in Economics and Business help me to navigate through annual reports, while my MSc in Statistics allows me to draw the right conclusions wherever there is complex data involved.
A former stockbroker who became licensed in 1986. Later opened a small hedge fund and managed a modest amount of assets during the 1990s tech boom. Our marketplace resource is called Trader's Idea Flow that provides several actionable ideas monthly. These trading ideas are both long and short from the broader market. We also provide some trading ideas / coverage on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Please join Trader's Idea Flow in the Seeking Alpha Marketplace.
Mike is currently the Investment Analyst for a major union, and contributes to Seeking Alpha on tech related issues, particularly areas like gaming and virtual reality. He previously covered the technology sector for eight years with Evercore ISI in sell-side equity research, conveying investment strategies to Wall Street institutional investors. While covering tech broadly, Mike specialized in consumer tech, specifically growth areas like video gaming, virtual reality, Internet, social networking, and wearable tech where he's developed deep knowledge. He focused on companies like AAPL, Samsung, FB, GOOG, MSFT, LNKD, TWTR, ATVI, EA, FIT, SNE and several others while developing strong relationships with corporate executives and IR departments, becoming a trusted source of sell-side research on tech companies with readership of thousands of unique institutional investors. He has frequently appeared in national media for his tech expertise, including The New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, Forbes, Investors Business Daily and many others.
Mike gained additional sell-side research experience at FBR covering banks, as well as buy-side experience at E*Trade and Raymond James. He has an MBA from Georgetown University, a BS in economics and business administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a CFA charterholder. He currently resides outside of Washington, DC with his wife and three children.
An accounting and finance graduate from the University of Kent. I have been building my portfolio since 2010. I invest not by looking at the market but at the business. The tech sector has been a natural draw as it is an area that I am familiar with.
Kerrisdale Capital is a private investment manager that focuses on value and special situations investments. We manage investment partnerships and separately managed accounts.
I spent many years working in various analytic jobs and trading on Wall Street. For nine of those years, I traded junk bonds for a large bank. I have an MBA from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in accounting and finance. Currently I co-manage a precious metals and mining stock investment fund in Denver. My goal is to help people understand and analyze what is really going on in our financial system and economy.
Avi Gilburt is founder of ElliottWaveTrader.net, a live trading room and member forum focusing on Elliott Wave market analysis with over 3000 members and over 450 money manager clients. Avi emphasizes a comprehensive reading of charts and wave counts that is free of personal bias or predisposition.
Avi is an accountant and a lawyer by training. His education background includes his graduating college with dual accounting and economics majors, and he then passed all four parts of the CPA exam at once right after he graduated college. He then earned his Juris Doctorate in an advanced two and a half year program at the St. John’s School of Law in New York, where he graduated cum laude, and in the top 5% of his class. He then went onto the NYU School of Law for his masters of law in taxation (LL.M.).
Before retiring from his legal career, Avi was a partner and National Director at a major national firm. During his legal career, he spearheaded a number of acquisition transactions worth hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in value. So, clearly, Mr. Gilburt has a detailed understanding how businesses work and are valued.
Yet, when it came to learning how to accurately analyze the financial markets, Avi had to unlearn everything he learned in economics in order to maintain on the correct side of the market the great majority of the time. In fact, once he came to the realization that economics and geopolitics fail to assist in understanding how the market works, it allowed him to view financial markets from a more accurate perspective.
For those interested in how Avi went from a successful lawyer and accountant to become the founder of Elliottwavetrader.net, his detailed story is linked here.
Since Avi began providing his analysis to the public, he has made some spectacular market calls which has earned him the reputation of being one of the best technical analysts in the world.
As an example of some of his most notable astounding market calls, in July of 2011, he called for the USD to begin a multi-year rally from the 74 region to an ideal target of 103.53. In January of 2017, the DXY struck 103.82 and began a pullback expected by Avi.
As another example of one of his astounding calls, Avi called the top in the gold market during its parabolic phase in 2011, with an ideal target of $1,915. As we all know, gold hit a high of $1,921, and pulled back for over 4 years since that time. The night that gold hit its lows in December of 2015, Avi was telling his subscribers that he was on the phone with his broker buying a large order of physical gold, while he had been accumulating individual miner stocks that month, and had just opened the EWT Miners Portfolio to begin buying individual miners stocks due to his expectation of an impending low in the complex.
One of his most shocking calls in the stock market was his call in 2015 for the S&P500 to rally from the 1800SPX region to the 2600SPX region, whereas it would coincide with a “global melt-up” in many other assets. Moreover, he was banging on the table in November of 2016 that we were about to enter the most powerful phase of the rally to 2600SPX, and he strongly noted that it did not matter who won the 2016 election in the US, despite many believing that the market would “crash” if Trump would win the election. This was indeed a testament to the accuracy of the Fibonacci Pinball method that Avi developed.
Hi I'm Lior, a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Barcelona. My field of research is macroeconomics and monetary policy. I have been a blogger for several years -- mostly focusing on commodities -- and an active contrarian investor. My blog is tradingnrg.com, and I'm also co-hosting a weekly podcast http://www.marketmoverspodcast.com/
You can also follow me on twitter @Tradingnrg
Formerly Chief Market Strategist at Capital Ladders Advisory Group LLC. After the sale of certain of CLAG's retail and institutional assets in October 2015, I have commenced my latest venture in the CPG industry which is centered on the development and licensing of consumer and commercial technology. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAIAAA3lJ9IBNi1rhhFzRWElkJl4MpyNuIiHglQ&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
CooLinX Integrated Technologies develops technologies for the beverage and CPG industry. We are presently effecting licensing agreements with multi-national brands and co-developing products aimed for mass market consumption.
I am business graduate with a professional certification in F&A. I have been associated with the academic field, teaching both short and long courses on Finance and Accounting but my passion is following and writing about good investments.