TDI Podcast: Silent Barks (#827)

Bank of Japan spooks investors.

DJIA breaks it winning streak – almost had the all-time record.

News to use, valuations to value.

Guests, David Gaffen (Reuters) and Vitaly Katsenelson (IMA)

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David Gaffen is the U.S. breaking news companies editor at Reuters, where he has worked for 14 years. He also did stints as the U.S. energy editor and U.S. deputy markets editor and has been a business journalist for more than 20 years.

In that time he has covered the 2008 financial crisis, the oil-market meltdown in 2020, and was nominated for a Loeb Award for a series of articles on the growth of stock buybacks in 2015. He lives in New York with his family.

Born and raised in Murmansk, Russia (the home for Russia‘s northern navy fleet, think Tom Clancy‘s Red October). Immigrated to the US from Russia in 1991 with all his family three brothers, father, and stepmother.

His professional career is easily described in one sentence: He invests, He educates, he writes, and he could not dream of doing anything else.

He is Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates, Inc (IMA), a value investment firm based in Denver, Colorado. After he received his graduate and undergraduate degrees in finance (cum laude) from the University of Colorado at Denver, and finished his  CFA designation, he wanted to keep learning. He figured the best way to learn is to teach. At first he taught an undergraduate class at the University of Colorado at Denver and later a Sideways-200-284graduate investment class at the same university that he designed based on his day job.

He found that the university classroom was not big enough, so he started writing. He writes a monthly column for Institutional Investor Magazine and he has written articles for the Financial Times, Barron‘s, BusinessWeek, Christian Science Monitor, New York Post, and the list goes on.

He was profiled in Barron‘s, and has been interviewed by Value Investor Insight, Welling@Weeden, BusinessWeek, BNN, CNBC, and countless radio shows.

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Vitaliy has authored the Little Book of Sideways Markets (Wiley, 2010) and Active Value Investing (Wiley, 2007).

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 Stocks mentioned in this episode: (GLD), (USO), (AAPL), (QQQ)