As an investor, I’m a contrarian who believes in value.
Another way to say something similar - I believe in holding positions for an extended period of time. I think day trading is a great way to sandpaper away value from a portfolio, in taxes and fees. I look at long-term projections for a business, and invest accordingly - without worrying too much about short-term technical aspects of the trade.
And I like to invest away from the herd. Or rather, where I think the herd will wind up next.
This philosophy can be found in most of my personal financial writing. As the senior editor of Unconventional Wealth - a paid newsletter acquired by Laissez Faire Books, a division of Agora - I recommend companies and curate a portfolio based in this philosophy. Many of my recommendations are on next-generation technological opportunities. A great deal are off the beaten track - I recommended marijuana stocks before it was popular.
And my recommendation of Sollensys - a taste and fragrance company - doubled before three months had passed from publication. When it comes to stocks, I have a good idea what I’m doing.
Before being acquired by Laissez Faire Books, Unconventional Wealth was a division of Contrarian Profits, a now-defunct Agora division. Before Unconventional Wealth, I was the senior editor of Small Cap Insider. Within a year of taking over the portfolio, we had three triple-digit winners - including 3D Systems, at one point up over 400%.
However - as successful as my curated picks were and continue to be - that’s not the greatest skill I bring to the table.
I have a great knack for taking complex subject material and making it easily understood by the average layman.
You can see that in all my financial writing. It’s the reason The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha happily gobbled up my contributions.
It’s why publications like Inside Investing Daily and Investment U. - reaching over 300,000 people - have often turned to me for articles and ideas.
It’s why I’ve been asked to write research and white papers for such a wide range of clients - from The Oxford Club to Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin.
In short - while my knowledge of the markets and personal finance has opened many a door, it’s my easy-to-understand, simple, clean, and conversational style that has blown doors off their hinges.
Below, please find samples of my newsletter issues - written and edited by no one but me.