First Wilshire’s CEO Scott Hood Speaks with Barron’s

First Wilshire CEO and Portfolio Manager Scott Hood was featured in Barron’s, where he discussed valuations of major internet stocks in the Chinese equities market off the back of his recent trip to the country in July. Article excerpt: When Tencent shares will rise again is harder to predict. For one thing, valuation isn’t particularly […]

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Unemployment Rate at Rare Level

Excerpt from our newsletter:  A headline worth pointing out from the 2nd quarter was the official unemployment rate hitting 3.8%, the lowest level in 18 years. It is interesting to note that the last time unemployment hit 3.8% was in April 2000 and lasted only one month. One would have to go all the way […]

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The Active Advantage

We operate in an area of the market much better suited to active management. There are far more companies to sort through and much less information is readily available. We are true active investors performing in-depth research from the bottom up. Each position is owned because we believe it offers superior upside potential, often coupled […]

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First Wilshire Hosts Client Meeting

First Wilshire recently had the privilege of hosting a client appreciation brunch for our Los Angeles area clients at a historical Pasadena venue. The portfolio managers and analysts discussed the reasons small cap value stocks have historically outperformed growth and large cap stocks, First Wilshire’s hands-on research process, and the outlook going forward. We enjoyed this […]

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First Wilshire Featured in Value Investor Insight

Speaking to Value Investor Insight, First Wilshire Securities CEO and Portfolio Manager Scott Hood exemplified the firm’s intensive research process to support the investment case for Northwest Pipe Co., the country’s largest manufacturer of steel pipes for water infrastructure systems. Rather than focus on cyclical tailwinds, Scott pointed to the company’s fundamentals – a 33% […]

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First Wilshire Profiled in CityWire USA’s ‘Boutique of the Week’ Section

  First Wilshire was profiled in CityWire USA’s ‘boutique of the week’ section featuring an interview with CEO and Portfolio Manager Scott Hood. Scott discussed how First Wilshire’s founding principles have informed current ‘academic’ investment processes, including the firm’s proprietary one-pager and database, started in 1993 to keep a record of every company analyzed. He also […]

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First Wilshire Welcomes Nicole Green

Nicole Green has joined First Wilshire as our new Vice President of Administration. Prior to joining First Wilshire, Nicole was a Principal at a large publicly traded investment management company where she was Head of the Investment Operations and Trade Operations teams. Prior to that Nicole worked at the law firms Morrison and Foerster LLP […]

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Since you Asked About Bitcoin

January 23, 2018 We have been asked several times what we think of bitcoin and crypto-currencies. Generally we just say we don’t think much about it and forward a few good articles we have tucked away. We have no idea where it should trade and believe it has about equal odds of dropping to 5,000 […]

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