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Alessandro Bruno BA, MA

Alessandro holds a BA and MA in International Relations all at the University of Toronto. Alessandro has been published extensively and is a frequent guest on television news programs including the BBC, CBC, and CTV. Alessandro has worked as an industry analyst, lived and worked abroad extensively, and served as a United Nations officer in North Africa.

Alessandro was also an analyst in the global investment banking sector for a leading international advisory group responsible for putting sustainability and corporate responsibility on the finance map; specializing in aerospace, transportation, energy, and mining sectors.

Alessandro speaks many languages other than English and his native Italian, including Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Persian, Russian, and Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic, and German.

Get to know Alessandro…

How did you invest your first dollar, and what did you learn about investing?

I invested a fair bit after returning from my UN assignment in Libya. I had saved up a few dollars and cents thanks to low living costs and the lack of any entertainment over which to spend and enjoy my international official’s salary. As a result I had some success investing in aerospace and airlines, among others, though my inexperience caught up to me and I eventually lost quite a bit for my standards.

Since then, I have invested in mutual funds and also learned to consider more factors thanks to my experience in analyzing various sectors and new parameters such as sustainability and reputation risks. These, when addressed properly, serve as an indicator of good management. I invest only in what I know and understand or what I like. For example, I look forward to buying Ferrari shares after the IPO in October!

What has been the most memorable moment in your investing career?

When I lost a good chunk of my savings and when I read Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness. I was happy to finally find a risk specialist who did not trust the new financial engineering approach to stock analysis. And of course, I also remember tripling my money on Canadian Airlines in 1998, after stubbornly holding on to the belief that the airline was better than Air Canada, based on service. Of course, we all know what happened a year later; Canadian Airlines exists only in the annuals of aviation history.

What is your investing philosophy?

I tend to shun technical analysis. Numbers fail to tell the story. And even when they do, they are merely a measure of performance rather than a predictor of one. Give me the facts, the background, the context; I don’t need the graphs. Also, I invest in a company rather than a market, both of which I must like, understanding the macro factors that can influence its performance.

Email: [email protected]

Alessandro Bruno's Articles

The Walmart Black Friday Tradition Has Just Lost to Cyber Monday

Walmart Black Friday Loses Out to Cyber Monday Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), the parent company of Walmart, has generally enjoyed a...

CAD to USD: How Far Will the Canadian Dollar Drop?

CAD to USD: Canadian Dollar Could Drop to 70 Cents  Several analysts have suggested that the Canadian dollar, now worth...

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) : Here’s How Trump Threatens Tesla Stock

Trump's Global Warming Skepticism Could Hurt Tesla Stock President-elect Donald Trump could reverse the United States’ commitment to the Paris...

Trump’s TPP Stance Could Hurt Nike (NYSE:NKE) Stock

Nike Stock Could Suffer from Trump's TPP "Sneakeromics" Donald Trump’s presidency might change sneaker economics. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) would have fared...

VW Stock Could Suffer Despite Recovery Plan

Is It Too Little, Too Late for Volkswagen Stock? Volkswagen AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS: VLKAY), a.k.a the Volkswagen Group, got into...

Here’s Why the Bulls Are Wrong About CAT Stock (NYSE:CAT)

Despite a Solid 2016 Performance, Caterpillar Stock Is Full of Risks Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P) has downgraded Caterpillar Inc....

Analysts Delivers Grim Prospect for AAPL Stock (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Wall Street Analyst Notices Weaknesses in AAPL Stock's Armor Andrew Uerkwitz, an Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. analyst, has warned that...

Fashion Retailers May Suffer Another Black Friday of Red Ink

Black Friday 2015 Was Tough for Fashion Retailers. Black Friday 2016 Is Not Looking Bullish Either A recent survey conducted...

Canopy Growth Stock (CVE:CGC) Might Be Hot but Investors Should Remain Cautious

While Canopy Growth Stock Has Attracted Market Attention, It Has Risks Uncertainty or not, some analysts have hailed the legalization of marijuana,...

Will Marijuana Stocks Be Rolling in Good Times in 2017?

Recreational Marijuana Should Be Legal in Canada and Many Parts of the U.S. in 2017  It’s no longer a question...

After Trump and Brexit, Will There Be Frexit Next?

A Frexit Could Bring Economic Collapse for Europe After Donald Trump’s election and Britain’s vote in favor of leaving the...

Alessandro Bruno BA, MA

Alessandro holds a BA and MA in International Relations all at the University of Toronto. Alessandro has been published extensively and is a frequent guest on television news programs including the BBC, CBC, and CTV. Alessandro has worked as an industry analyst, lived and worked abroad extensively, and served as a United Nations officer in North Africa.

Alessandro was also an analyst in the global investment banking sector for a leading international advisory group responsible for putting sustainability and corporate responsibility on the finance map; specializing in aerospace, transportation, energy, and mining sectors.

Alessandro speaks many languages other than English and his native Italian, including Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Persian, Russian, and Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic, and German.

Get to know Alessandro…

How did you invest your first dollar, and what did you learn about investing?

I invested a fair bit after returning from my UN assignment in Libya. I had saved up a few dollars and cents thanks to low living costs and the lack of any entertainment over which to spend and enjoy my international official’s salary. As a result I had some success investing in aerospace and airlines, among others, though my inexperience caught up to me and I eventually lost quite a bit for my standards.

Since then, I have invested in mutual funds and also learned to consider more factors thanks to my experience in analyzing various sectors and new parameters such as sustainability and reputation risks. These, when addressed properly, serve as an indicator of good management. I invest only in what I know and understand or what I like. For example, I look forward to buying Ferrari shares after the IPO in October!

What has been the most memorable moment in your investing career?

When I lost a good chunk of my savings and when I read Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness. I was happy to finally find a risk specialist who did not trust the new financial engineering approach to stock analysis. And of course, I also remember tripling my money on Canadian Airlines in 1998, after stubbornly holding on to the belief that the airline was better than Air Canada, based on service. Of course, we all know what happened a year later; Canadian Airlines exists only in the annuals of aviation history.

What is your investing philosophy?

I tend to shun technical analysis. Numbers fail to tell the story. And even when they do, they are merely a measure of performance rather than a predictor of one. Give me the facts, the background, the context; I don’t need the graphs. Also, I invest in a company rather than a market, both of which I must like, understanding the macro factors that can influence its performance.

Email: [email protected]