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CASEY HOERTHOccupation Financial writer Portfolio Includes Kinder Morgan Inc., Williams Partners LP, ATandT Inc. and Royal Bank of CanadaThe investor Casey Hoerth is a regular contributor to financial websites such as TheStreet.com. When he began investing in 2007, he chased ''flashy growth trends'' in the technology sector and emerging markets.
THOMAS LOTTOccupation Investment firm partnerThe portfolio Includes shares in Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Oracle Corp., Raymond James Financial Inc., Cedar Fair LP and Extendicare Inc.The investor Thomas Lott has worked for many years as a portfolio manager within the financial industry. He is a committed value investor who has ''read everything written by, or about, Warren Buffett, David Einhorn and Howard Marks.''
NIGEL D'SOUZAOccupation Hedge fund administrationThe portfolioIncludes short positions in the Canadian banks and Tesla Motors Inc.; long positions in gold mining companies and Smith and Wesson Holding Corp.
DAVID ZANONIOccupation Operations supervisorThe portfolioIncludes mutual funds and shares in Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and McDonald's Corp.The investorBesides managing his own investments, David Zanoni publishes stock analyses online.
MARTIN HOFFOccupation Student and entrepreneurThe portfolio Altius Minerals Corp., Eurasian Minerals Inc., Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., Alaris Royalties Corp., Freehold Royalties Ltd. and Franco-Nevada Corp.The investor Martin Hoff is a student and fledgling entrepreneur preparing to open a craft-beer store. A few years ago, he began investing in junior-mining companies. The result was ''substantial losses.''
SHERIF SAMY, 30OccupationFinancial analystThe portfolioIncludes exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and shares in various companies such as RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, BlackBerry and Tweed Marijuana.The investor
GREG MERRITHEW, 60Occupation Insurance claims adjusterThe portfolio Shares in companies with growing dividends, including BCE Inc., Genworth MI Canada Inc., CocaCola Co. and McDonald's Corp.; also owns shares in companies operating in Canada's north, including North West Co. Inc. and Northern Property REIT.
NILANJAN ROY, 27OccupationFinancial analystThe portfolioIncludes Intel Corp., Walt Disney Co., Lenovo Group Ltd., Cogeco Cable Inc. and Yellow Media Ltd.The investorNilanjan Roy has both an MBA in finance and an engineering degree. His ''financial modelling and strategic analysis'' skills come in handy when assessing investment opportunities. He is particularly interested in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries, where his work experience has provided him with ''a good understanding of TMT business models.''
JIM WALLINGFORD, 66Occupation Sales representativeThe portfolio Includes Cameco Corp., Encana Corp., Talisman Energy Inc., Kinross Gold Corp. and TransAlta Corp.The investor In his 16 years of investing, Jim Wallingford figures he has made about every classic investing mistake that can be made. Like buying a quality stock and getting off at the next stop - in particular, buying Apple Inc. at $90 (U.S.) and selling at $97. ''Nothing like leaving $60,000 on the table,'' Mr. Wallingford quips.
DANIEL WARD, 23Occupation Investment professional.The portfolio Shares in Targacept Inc. and a diversified mutual fund of smallcap companies.The investor Daniel Ward bought his first stock in 2008. It promptly plunged by 40 per cent. Then he bought some biotechnology stocks. They recouped the loss within months - in the midst of a raging bear market.