I am a contrarian, and I often look to invest in opportunities that may not be popular with the mainstream investing crowd. I typically invest in small to mid-cap stocks that may be especially volatile, but ones that I believe offer a combination of price momentum and strong fundamentals. My goal is to find companies that offer unique products or services in industries that I believe are going through positive thematic or economic changes.
My portfolio is long only and sometimes uses leverage. I attempt to cut my losses early in an effort to preserve capital. I often hold positions for short periods of time, although I may hold my “winners” for a longer period.
I keep in contact with various friends in technical fields to keep my eye on not just what is cutting edge, but what is cutting edge and profitable. I read quarterly reports religiously. Cash flow impresses me more than earnings.
I travel a great deal and am always on the lookout for new trends and interesting companies.
I typically hold 5 or 6 stocks, in an effort to concentrate on my best ideas.
I attempt to choose stocks with smooth price charts, in an effort to take advantage of trends and to avoid being stopped out unnecessarily. I often cut my losses short and let the winners run.
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