Technical Analysis: An Important Tool for Value Investors

Between 2012 and 2014 I had been researching small oil and gas companies throughout Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and had assembled a basket of stocks and bonds issued by low-cost producers in those regions. Oil had started coming off the highs in the earlier part of 2014, but my analysis had shown that even under much lower oil prices, these companies were able to generate sufficient cash flow to pay an attractive return to the bonds or stocks owned. Despite taking unrealized losses on the positions through the year, I had the conviction that they would turn around based on my analysis of the fundamentals.

Why I am writing this blog: Lessons from a Career Investing in International Markets

Before I get started, the Castaway Capitalist has a confession to make: I am a recovering hedge fund research analyst. Whew, I feel better already!
That being said, you are not here for me; you are here to learn about international investing. You’re in the right place. In this blog, I will impart wisdom through the lens of my successes and many failures—along with a few well-documented lessons from others.