Benj Gallander + Ben Stadelmann
Benj started investing during the 1970s and manages the President’s Portfolio. Back in the day, he specialized in starting businesses and corporate turnarounds. Once upon a time, he also taught at the college level. He co-founded Contra the Heard in 1995. Over time, he has refined his approach to investing and has achieved one of the best track records in the investment industry.Benj is a regular guest on the Business News Network, writes the Contra Guys column for The Globe and Mail with Ben, and writes for a number of magazines. Over the past few years, his speaking engagements have taken him across Canada, to various locales in the United States and to South Africa. He has travelled to over 30 countries, working in about half a dozen. His best-selling books include: The Uncommon Investor III: How to Earn Superior Returns in the Stock Market Despite Everything, The Contrarian Investor’s 13: How to Earn Superior Returns in the Stock Market and The Canadian Small Business Survival Guide.Ben manages the Vice-President’s Portfolio and started investing during the 1970s. Prior to starting Contra with Benj in 1995, he was a software designer with over 25 years of experience working in industries ranging from accounting and healthcare to petroleum and transportation. After years of successfully co-managing the President’s Portfolio, he started the Vice President’s Portfolio in 2010, adding diversification for Contra subscribers. Ben writes the Contra Guys column for The Globe and Mail with Benj. Aside from stock picking, he is an avid curler.
Articles by Benj Gallander + Ben Stadelmann
Analysts are expecting this tech licensing company to generate growth of 20% annually, over the next five years. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.21%, paid quarterly.
This Western Canada oil producer is a low-priced stock, so will most likely prove fairly volatile. It has some interesting prospects, and some new catalysts that look promising.
Rising rates should help this global insurance company continue to post double-digit growth. The shares have a current dividend yield of 5.39%, paid quarterly.
AEGON N.V. (AEG)
From Contra the Heard
We are going to stick with last year’s choice, Aegon N.V. (AEG). This hefty Dutch that...
Partial Sale: Iteris (ITI)From CONTRA THE HEARDUpdated from WSBI 747, July 24, 2013
Today Ben joined Benj by reducing his stake in Iteris (ITI). In all, 5,000 of the 7,000 shares were sold. While quarterly revenue hit management´s projection and the backlog was a the...
Wall Street’s Best Editor’s Note: Consensus estimates forecast that this little software company will grow its revenues at a 20%+ clip this year, and close to the same for 2017. And while the price has increased, it doesn’t reflect the promise of this tech...
This Top Pick has been an underperformer, but our contributor believes it has the ability to quadruple. Meanwhile, the company just announced a 29.3 million share buyback. The shares have a current dividend yield of 7.84%, paid twice yearly.
Aegon (AEG) From Contra the Investment...
The average analyst target price for this bank is $22--more than double its current price.
First United Corporation (FUNC) From Contra the Heard Investment Letter
First United (FUNC) has moved up about 20% since first chosen to begin 2015. This year it has only held but...
This European insurance and asset management company beat analysts’ estimates by five cents last quarter.
AEGON (AEG) From Contra the Heard
4.78%, paid quarterly
AEGON (AEG) is a large Dutch enterprise that provides life insurance, pensions, and asset management services both in Europe, the Americas, and has...
This Northeastern bank has had some nice appreciation, but the shares still look attractive for growth in the New Year.
First United Corporation (FUNC) From Contra the Heard
First United (FUNC) has had a wonderful run since it was chosen last year, up about 19%. this...
Contra the Heard is an information service for independent investors. The goal at Contra is to profitably invest while sharing with subscribers the whys and wherefores of the investment choices that they make. Fortunately, these selections have worked exceedingly well; Contra’s 15-year annualized of...
This bank’s shares are discounted; it may benefit from consolidation in the financial sector, and recently insiders and institutions have been increasing their holdings, by 1.9% and 5.04%, respectively.
First United Corporation (FUNC)
from Contra the Heard
The stock price of FUNC has been pretty flat...
A reverse stock split prompted profit-taking, although our contributor remains positive on the shares, long-term. The shares have a current dividend yield of 3.1%, paid quarterly.
First Busey (BUSE)
from Contra the Heard
The position in First Busey (BUSE) was sold in May when the company approval...