I am a value investor focused mainly on microcap and nanocap companies. I tend to hold about 20-30 stocks but there is no rule binding that. I feel my edge is my attention to detail, patience, and willingness to move away from the pack. I struggle to see how I can generate alpha with large cap companies so I usually stay away.
I got into the financial space starting with a lot of reading in January 2013. Since then I have read many books and will continue on. Oldschoolvalue.com and F Wall Street got me started into value investing and I have never looked back. I've read the classics (Graham, Buffett, Fisher, Greenblatt, Klarman) the non-classics (Kiyosaki, Cramer) and many in between. Lately I've been reading some charting books with my favorite being Ted Warren.
I manage the retirement funds for myself and my wife plus some after tax savings in a brokerage account. My goal is to make 12% annually in our retirement funds.
I am a full-time engineer living in the San Diego area with a wife, kids, dog, and house. My "one year" restoration of a 1967 Pontiac Firebird is now in its tenth year... Investing is my passion and I wish I had more time for it but what can you do. I read company filings, press releases, investment blogs, or investing related books every day while riding on the train and whenever else I can fit it in. I blog in my spare time.
I have created this blog to improve my investing process and skill. Hopefully it will help someone else out there as all the value investing blogs have helped me.
If you'd like to read more about me, you might check out Jan Svenda's interview here.
I have thick skin. Let me know what you think
-- Dan Schum