My name is Larry Isen. I am a serial stock market investor. I am 57 years old. I've been investing in small stocks for over 20 years. I was born in Buffalo, NY and attended college at the University of Colorado. I have bachelor's degree. I publish an investment newsletter devoted to China based stocks with US listings. The newsletter can be found at www.emergingchinastocks.com. The company's business is focused on what I call the "New China"- The old China grew from 1980 to 2000. It grew on the back of exporting very low priced manufactured goods produced at thousands of hastily and cheaply built factories spewing out pollutants. The "New China", which has been exploding over the past five years, is fueled by the largest Emerging Consumer Class in the history of the world. In EmergingChinaStocks.com, we identify the best growth companies in China that cater to the new massive emerging consumer class, and trade with US listings.
Although retired from active trading, I am still interested in tracking markets and stocks. I am working on a book about ways to do fundamental research for people like Seeking Alpha readers; I seek reader feedback. The industry I am the most familiar with is Paper and Packaging. I worked on the Buy Side (Investors) and Sell Side (Broker/Dealers and research publishers) for over 30 years. Sell side employers included Kidder Peabody, Drexel Burnham Lambert, BZW, Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal. Buy side firms included Citibank, John A. Levin, and Xylem Global Partners.
Xylem Global Partners, where I managed $100+ million in assets, was a market-neutral sector fund specialized in paper, forest products, packaging, building materials, and related industries. I have also researched stocks in a number of other industries. I have applied for tuition refunds from Stanford Graduate School of Business, which taught me Efficient Market Theory, now disproven, and Harvard College, which taught me Behaviorism, a now-discredited school of Psychology. Did I mention my odd sense of humor?