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Alan Brochstein, CFA


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I can answer all types of questions about stocks , especially those that have a market cap in excess of $100mm.

Experience in the area

I was a portfolio manager/analyst at a firm that invested in companies with market capitalizations primarily between $1 billion and $15 billion from 2000-2006. I currently provide research and consulting to institutional investors and manage the highly successful Invest By Model model portfolios for individuals to replicate in their own accounts (


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B.A. in Economics and Math from Northwestern University Chartered Financial Analyst

Past/Present Clients

I consult to 4 investment management firms that manage from $50mm to several billion dollars.

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Recent Answers from Alan Brochstein, CFA

2013-06-25 Sprint:

Thanks for the questions, Torrey.  On Sprint, this is something I don't follow that closely, but it's not a complete merger.  Softbank will be acquiring the majority, but not all.  Sprint will remain a

2012-11-05 small cap stocks:

Your question could be answered with a book!  Let me try to give you a few brief suggestions.  Small growth companies trade very expensively - don't pay so much attention to the valuation but rather focus

2012-06-08 Penny Stocks:

Ever?  Yes.  Likely?  No.  The liquidity and level of SEC disclosure are two major differences.  Also, penny stocks tend to have limited institutional ownership or Wall Street analyst coverage.  Small-Caps

2011-12-28 stock value, if any:

Tom, Fresensius did apparently change their name.  It's quite possible that your stock is worth something, but this actually falls outside my domain of expertise.  It's also possible that the equity was

2010-07-14 Short Term Trading:

That's an even better question for me to answer, as I believe that I have a very well defined process, though it's constantly evolving.  By the way, you can learn more about my approach by visiting my


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