The Author:

I’m a long-term, value-oriented investor that looks for a comfortable margin of safety when making investment decisions. I don’t discriminate against different investing styles and believe that building a successful investment portfolio is not a black and white process – it is a constantly evolving balance of quantitative skills and behavioral finance. Having analyzed my willingness and ability to take risk, I look to make strategic investments according to risk-adjusted fundamental analysis that takes both a top-down and bottom-up approach to the market.

I have spent numerous hours attempting to delve into the minds and techniques of some of the most successful investors. This includes guys like George Soros, Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarmin, Peter Lynch, and Howard Marks, among many others. I am using this site as a means to put my ideas on paper and track my efforts of applying what I have learned in developing an investment strategy that fits my specific needs. Furthermore, with the intentions of becoming an increasingly well-rounded investment professional, I successfully passed the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams- receiving my charter in 2017. I am on a continuous journey to improve my craft in the extremely unforgiving field of investing, that is both a blend of art and science.

The Portfolio:

I understand that the market is very unpredictable, thus my investment ideas will vary depending on what discounts I perceive to be available. From a financial planning perspective, I take a holistic approach to building wealth and managing risk. My strategic asset allocation includes a reasonable cash balance, exposure to domestic and foreign markets, equities, fixed income, real-estate and commodities. I’m building out both passive and active investment holdings, as well as an allocation to both taxable and tax-exempt investment vehicles. I follow a “core-satellite” strategy in which a majority of my investments will be held in a tax-exempt, passively invested index funds(core). I will look to build out-sized returns and robust cash flow in my actively managed equity portfolio (satellite).

From time to time I will discuss my observations of the current macro-environment that drive my strategic asset-allocation decisions, however, a majority of my writing will be about the actively managed equity allocation. With investing, time is key to success. Given my current age and ability to spend decades invested in the stock market, I am willing to take more risk by being heavily overweight in riskier assets. The actively managed equity holdings are structured to provide diversification and amble liquidity through dividend cash flow that can be reinvested to create more cash flow. The goal? To create a recession-proof portfolio that provides a passive income stream that outpaces Inflation and the growth of my mandatory expenses (mortgage, healthcare, consumer debt, etc.).

Be sure to check back for portfolio updates and the details behind my decision making. Feel free to leave me questions/comments and I will do my best to respond to all. Thanks.