I am am engineer that has spend many years managing different companies in the medical diagnostic and pharmaceutical field. The companies where based in Europe and North America. Currently I have my own consultancy. I have been investing for the last 10 years. I have studied and read a lot about practical aspects of investing through the works of the most famous investors and also studied the academic investment theories that are practiced and promoted by the financial industry. Besides the basic fundamentals that characterize a good business I tend to look more and more to the company management and its shareholder friendliness before considering a companies stock as a potential investment candidate. For the rest I look at value because buying and paying to much for even a very good company is a major and often costly error.
Connor McMahon is a freelance financial and market analyst with BA in business from the University of Saint Thomas ('07) and an MBA from Texas Tech University ('11).
Interests include international retail industry analysis, particularly brick and mortar, advanced quantitative statistical methods, all things 80's, and any work/career opportunities.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
"The lack of money is the root of all evil." -Mark Twain
"Find what you love and let it kill you." -Charles Bukowski
Retired HR administrator.
Financially and politically Conservative
Thoroughly disgusted with the current chaotic economic climate, as well as the overwhelmingly self-serving and irresponsible tax-and-spend whackaloons of every political stripe with whom we are presently afflicted.
Longterm buy-and-hold DRIP stock investor.
Mr. Billings manages three large personal stock portfolios utilizing a unique investment strategy. The strategy is called Invest.Trade Praxis and combines the elements of investing in blue chip dividend stocks, disciplined investing and periodic trading. He has published a book titled "Main Street Stock Investor", which describes in detail the investment strategy. Available at Amazon books.
I'm a founder of finbox.io, an online stock research platform designed for individual investors and asset managers who care about understanding a stock’s fundamental value. The platform provides a quick sanity check so that investors can understand what they’re investing in and why. Our tools have been featured in Barron’s Magazine on multiple occasions (https://blog.finbox.io/barrons-features-finbox-io/).
Prior to finbox.io, I worked for an investment banking group providing fairness opinions in connection to stock acquisitions. I spent much of my time building valuation models to help clients determine an asset’s fair value and believe these same valuation models should be used by all investors before buying or selling a stock.