Occupation: Private Investor
Interests: Commodities, Economics, Gold, Property, Stocks
I am a mathematician, Chartered Accountant and experienced private investor who is passionate about preserving and growing capital through successful investing. My website www.valuablegrowth.com details my portfolio as well as the rationale behind each investment.
My approach consists of two parts; quantitative (numerical analysis) and qualitative (subjective analysis).
Quantitative - my system uses a stock screen to sift through the investment universe to identify a smaller subset of quality stocks that warrant further research. I have set criteria based on the following fundamental performance measures: Price, Earnings, Growth, Net debt, Cash-flow.
Qualitative - subjective analysis which isn’t rule based and requires subjective decision making. If I have any doubts, even if I am not sure why, then I won’t invest (gut feelings are often the result of unconscious competence).
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