Palwasha Saaim, B.Sc

Palwasha Saaim is a Research Analyst at Lombardi Financial where she covers mid- and large-cap stocks, economic trends, and stock market movements. Saaim graduated summa cum laude in Economics and Finance and has passed all three levels of the CFA program. She has worked in diverse capacities in the financial services sector as an analyst, instructor, and writer.

She takes keen interest in politics and is a supporter of numerous social and charitable causes. When she is not writing, she is seen baking, reading or video-gaming.

Get to know Palwasha…

What was your first job and how did you become interested in investing?

My first job was as a bookkeeper for my family-owned business. Number crunching soon became fun and led me to switch my career interest from medicine to finance. The first time I really got interested in investing was during the housing bubble when some immediate relatives reaped hefty returns.

How did you make your first foray into investing and what did you take away from that experience?

My first real experience was investing for friends and family a number of years ago. I made four equally-weighted picks for an immediate family member’s portfolio, which shot up quickly within the first few months. Without much thought, I told them to sell their positions. Turns out, had I been more patient, the investments would have jointly returned over 330% today. Lesson learnt: “good things come to those who wait.”

What is your investment philosophy?

I’ve come a long way since my first investments; transitioning from a short-sighted reckless trader to a more mature value investor. For investment advice, I look no further than the legendary Warren Buffett. Over the years, my investment philosophy has gotten more closely aligned with his. I hope to foster more stability in my investments in the years to come.

Palwasha Saaim's Articles

Picking the Best Technology Stocks as "4IR" Takes Off Steam engine. Electricity. Internet. Do you see the common denominator here? All three are technological innovations, and all three respectively sparked the first three industrial revolutions of human civilization. We're now witnessing the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (4IR), and technology…

Predicting the Future for the Best Pot Stocks Wall Street is getting high on a drug, but this time it's not a sedative with a fancy name. The new popular drug on "the Street" is marijuana, but not for the reason you think. It's because marijuana is getting…

Could AMZN Stock Be the Next Trillion-Dollar Stock? Investment maestro Warren Buffett was on CNBC and lamenting what could possibly be the biggest miss of his investment career. “Obviously, I should have bought it a long time ago,” said the billionaire investment guru. "It is one I missed big…

Is Aphria Stock the Top Marijuana Stock? You've seen unicorns, haven't you? No, not the mythical horse with a horn on its head. I'm talking about the Silicon Valley tech startups that have scored billion-dollar valuations even before going public. But have you seen narwhals?, the unicorns of the North?…

Yahoo! Weed Survey Has Positive Signals for Marijuana Stocks There was a time when it was hated like a sin. Now it is much sought after. America has come a long way since Reefer Madness. Today, more Americans want marijuana legalized than some of us want to believe. That…

All Eyes on Dropbox IPO in 2017! It is the year 2009. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs has invited two young MIT alumni to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Jobs tables an offer to buy their then little-known startup. But the young men refuse it. They are ambitious to grow it…

Marijuana ETF: A Game Changer for Investors? Viva la revolución! That's the slogan jubilant potheads are raising in Canada, as the country is officially going to become the second in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. By July of next year, weed lovers in Canada will freely puff joints. But they…

What Are the Best Blue Chip Stocks? Blue chip tech stocks are the “royal flush” of investing. They are the best you can have in the technology industry. Do you notice my subtle reference to poker here? That's because in Wall Street folklore, the popular moniker “blue chip…

Is It the Right Time to Invest in Solar Energy Stocks? Exactly a year ago, a financial tsunami hit the solar industry—one fiasco big enough to wipe off fortunes. Investors in clean energy stocks saw their investments selling for pennies on the dollar. Green energy enthusiasts are now in…

Bitcoin Basics Explained for New Investors “Now what the heck is Bitcoin?” asked my cousin, bustling into the coffee shop where I sat sipping on my coffee. I'll put it mildly; my cousin is not the savviest of people. Answering that question meant I had to start from the…

Should You Invest in Mobile Payments Stocks? Have you ever mulled over the idea that your great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was probably knitting socks in her small village so she could barter them for a jug of milk? Yes, the same milk that you buy today with a swipe of a…

Is it a Good Time to Invest in Weed Stocks? Easter is just around the corner but for the “Prince of Pot,” the real celebration doesn’t begin until the eve of April 20. That’s the day when America’s northern neighbor lights up reefers to rejoice. Why? Because some…

Investing in Marijuana Stocks Mr. Market is going gaga over his newfound money-making idea. He’s investing in pot stocks ahead of marijuana legalization. There have been hits and misses but his bets have largely paid off well. Marijuana stocks have been some of the best performing investments this…

Hunting for the Best Small Cap Tech Stocks  Markets are off to a good start in 2017. March is proving to be perfect for backcountry hunting. I have been out on a quest for a while now, in search of the best small cap tech stocks. The good…

Scoring a Pot of Gold in Canada’s Green Rush Picture this: over 15,000 miles away from Toronto, Canada, two men are cheering with bottles of champagne. Their wager on Canadian marijuana stocks has just hit a jackpot. They are not alone. Many others have struck it rich overnight…

Instagram vs Snapchat: The Stage Is Set! The Fight Is On! They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say, it’s worth at least a billion dollars! If you don't believe me, just take a look at the valuations of "Instagram" (owned by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)) and…

Where Is Tesla Stock Heading in 2017? There’s never a quiet day at Tesla. The brain behind this revolutionary company is forever busy brewing up disruptive ideas. New developments at the company should get you excited if you hold Tesla stock in 2017. I’ve always maintained that Tesla…

Lithium Stocks to Watch in 2017 Believe it or not, but lithium is now an integral part of the fourth industrial revolution. This light, white metal is seeing growing demand, which points to a promising lithium market outlook in 2017. You might want to keep an eye out for the…

Finding Undervalued Tech Stocks Is Still Possible! Hallelujah! Christmas has come early for Wall Street. Stock indices are reaching for the stars. But the conservative investor community is scared. Markets are abuzz that we may be approaching a tech bubble. Finding undervalued tech stocks in 2017 could be…

Will Trump's Healthcare Act "Make America Sick Again?" Healthcare company stocks have taken their fair share of beatings in the last two years. But President Donald Trump’s proposed American Health Care Act is breathing some life back into them. If you’re looking for the best healthcare stocks in 2017,…