Before making a decision to invest, it is imperative to look for specific financial, competitive and structural characteristics that signal that the problems are temporary. READ MORE +
“Olstein is defined by the people behind the company.”
Where do we find value in the market?We pursue unrecognized value, obscured by economic uncertainty or overshadowed by temporary, but solvable, problems. Ask Us
Clark Thompson collaborates with our portfolio management team to manage prompt, efficient execution of trades.
After serving our country in the U.S. Marine Corps, Clark established a career in the investment management industry defined by high work standards and a disciplined style. Prior to joining Olstein, he held various operational positions with Sun America Securities and Smith Barney (formerly Shearson Lehman), where he had the opportunity to meet and learn from Robert Olstein.
As an avid photographer, Clark enjoys capturing the action at a variety of sporting events. In addition to serving as the photographer for the Westchester Knicks, a G League affiliate of the NBA New York Knicks, he has provided photography for several youth and adult sports leagues. Our Olstein website also features his creative visual work.
It is an investment analyst's job to determine the economic realism of management's assumptions and to eliminate management biases by making the appropriate adjustments to reported earnings data. READ MORE +
A careful reading of the letter not only focuses on what management chooses to emphasize but also what management chooses to omit or minimize. READ MORE +
Only traders and speculators should be concerned about short-term stock price movements measured in months, days, or hours. READ MORE +
Comparing depreciation schedules to economic reality is a must for any investor when analyzing financial statements. READ MORE +
As a result of this emphasis on avoiding short-term volatility, investors have become more focused on short-term price movements. READ MORE +
We read for "heat," looking for subtle phrases or trigger words that, in our experience, may signal a significant change in an industry or company that could unlock or create significant long-term value for shareholders. READ MORE +
A company that communicates effectively with shareholders and other equity market participants can increase the probability of successful turnaround. READ MORE +