What Is Overlooked Alpha?
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According to the OECD there are over 40,000 listed companies in the world with a combined market value of more than $80 trillion USD.
But most investors focus on the same names. Apple, Tesla, Google, Amazon, you know the ones.
These stocks are popular because they’ve done well.
But history tells us the winners of today won’t be the winners of tomorrow. Go back 20 or 30 years and you’ll find the list of top companies has completely changed.
It’s critical to find winning companies before they become huge.
Welcome To Overlooked Alpha
A weekly research service that delivers high quality investing ideas.
Each week, we search the world for misunderstood companies, under-the-radar stocks and hidden opportunities.
We believe financial markets are not completely efficient. You can find alpha if you put in the work.
What You Get
When you subscribe to Overlooked Alpha you get:
✔ Weekly deep dives on the most promising stock ideas
✔ Our weekly investing column ‘Research Notes’
✔ Access to all author portfolios & chat room
✔ Access to our full archive of investing research
✔ Regular discussion threads with likeminded investors
✔ Our idea tracking spreadsheet for total transparency
Our latest research is delivered to your inbox every Sunday morning at 6am EST. We aim to provide you with our best investing ideas in a timely and concise format.
Every Wednesday or Thursday you’ll be sent our weekly Research Notes. Research notes includes interesting (often thematic) info that has cropped up in our research.
Overlooked Alpha is read by ordinary investors as well as professionals from around the world including members of the following organizations:
Who’s Behind Overlooked Alpha?
Overlooked Alpha is made up of Vince Martin and Joe Marwood.
Vince Martin is the lead analyst and writer. He got his Series 7 and 63 back in 1999 and has been writing and researching stocks for over a decade. He’s a prolific equity researcher and one of the top financial analysts on TipRanks with a 5 star rating.
Joe Marwood is the editor and founder of Overlooked Alpha. He has been investing in the market since 2008 and previously worked at a proprietary trading firm.
Join Our Community
You’ll be invited to participate in discussion threads and our private chat room of investors. You can ask questions, make requests and join the discussion.
You’ll be part of a community that values independent, original equity research and abductive reasoning; looking at the facts from all angles.
As Peter Lynch reminds us ‘in investing, the person who turns over the most rocks wins the game’. We turn over the rocks to save you time and give you inspiration.
Importantly, we don’t discriminate.
An idea can come from a tiny micro cap that no-one has heard of.
Or it could be a mega cap that has been misunderstood by the market.
The key is to find those areas where the crowd has got things wrong.
Hype, exaggerated claims and clickbait sell newsletters but they don’t do you much good.
Overlooked Alpha aims to provide original analysis without hype. We aim to contribute not only to your wallet but your mental bank account as well.
We want you to make money and we want you to feel good. Good writing does that.
Our core values are authenticity, integrity and generosity. In other words, we do our best to bring you valuable and unbiased opportunities every week.
It isn’t easy to come up with so many ideas and beat the market but that is what we strive to do.
Skin In The Game
When we write about an investment in Overlooked Alpha you can be assured that we have looked at it from all angles.
We’re not your financial advisors but we do eat our own cooking. If we think an investment warrants a position we have no problem backing it with our own money.
Sometimes we will write about stocks we’re not investing in. As usual, we will tell you the reasons why and give you full disclosure about the stocks we own.
In other words, we aim to save you money as well as make you money.
We will never write about a stock that we have been paid to promote or give you opinions that we do not believe to be true.
What Is Our Edge?
I’d love to say that our edge comes from a clever formula or natural talent. In reality, our edge comes from carefully examining the facts and not doing anything stupid.
By refusing to chase hyped-up stocks and by ignoring the daily noise from financial media we can get ahead by following our due diligence.
Years of experience in analyzing companies has given us an ability to feel when a company is ‘overhyped’ and when a company is ‘overlooked’.
That’s not to say we won’t ever invest in a ‘hot’ company. It simply means the hype needs to be justified before we open our wallets.
“Worth subscribing to this one: it focuses on the same kinds of misunderstood, overlooked, and hidden opportunities I love. ”
Chris DeMuth Jr, Vale Tudo
The Most Important Thing
Some investors make the mistake of focusing only on stock picking. But the most important part of investing is the process.
Success comes from being disciplined. Regularly saving money and investing into quality opportunities.
We don’t believe in labels such as value or growth. We believe in finding opportunities that offer asymmetric risk to reward.
Stick to the process and don’t get smart with your portfolio.
Not Financial Advice
Nothing we write on Overlooked Alpha is intended to be personalized investment advice. We are not financial advisors and we do not make recommendations.
We also make mistakes in our analysis from time to time and we do not know your risk tolerance. The aim of Overlooked Alpha is to provide you with useful research which you can use as part of your own due diligence. Please remember that our newsletter is for information and educational purposes only.
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