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

Could Google Waymo Hurt Tesla Stock? When it comes to self-driving technology, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), aka Google, is cited as the undisputed leader. Yet, we must credit Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) for bringing this technology to the mainstream auto industry before Google. The reality is that the two companies…

New Advertising Initiative Is Great News for Facebook Stock Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is a rare gem in the technology world. Its brilliant “economic moat” has its competitors losing sleep. It's fascinating how CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s peculiar ways of doing business are continuing to bolster this moat. Zuckerberg has undertaken…

Top Marijuana Penny Stock with Great Upside Potential Early marijuana investors got lucky with marijuana penny stocks. But sadly, for those who missed the early-bird discount, these marijuana penny stocks have now graduated into the higher ranks. However, I’ve hunted down one top marijuana penny stock in 2017…

Bitcoin Price Forecast 2018 Can you fathom a measly $50.00 investment turning into a whopping $2.0-million hoard in just under eight years? I can’t! But it happened! The earliest investors saw a staggering 40,000% gain in Bitcoin prices since this cryptocurrency first went into circulation in 2009. If you're…

Investing in a New Wave of "4IR" Technologies Technology stocks have delivered stupendous returns in the first half of the year. Analysts are now making some bold tech stock predictions for 2017. But in just seven months, we'll bid adieu to 2017. Opportunities like these rarely knock on the door…

Three Best Tech Stocks That Could Split in 2017 Technology stocks are on a tear in 2017. Naturally, investors are scrambling to get their hands on the best ones. But I'd understand if you're part of a certain segment of the investor community that's feeling left out. For…

Is IBM Stock Split 2017 a Possibility? Jinxed! That is how I’d define IBM stock today. Maybe it was the bad omen of the "Ides of March" but ever since peaking in March, IBM stock has been tanking, day after day. Investors are in utter shock. Could an…

3 Great Tech IPOs Beyond Snap Inc Year 2016 was annus horribilis for tech IPOs. We were left with a dearth of good technology stocks to invest in. But this year is already turning out to be a bonanza for fresh tech IPOs. Three of these new tech IPOs…

The Three Underdogs of Silicon Valley Technology stocks largely delivered the best performance through 2016. Their winning streak has continued into 2017. So what better place to find them than at their home ground in Silicon Valley? Here I bring you three of the best Silicon Valley stocks to…

Three Great Lessons from Peter Thiel's Portfolio Rookie investors have traditionally looked up to veterans for investment advice. But where do they go when the veterans get it wrong? (I’m looking at you Mr. Buffett!) Well, I say, forget the Buffetts and Mungers of the past. Instead, look at…

Hunting for the Best Marijuana Stocks in 2017 One shot, one kill. Some luck, some skill. If you’re a Call of Duty fan like me, you’ll get the reference. In this game of wits, one accurate headshot will boost your stats. Investing is no different. Hit a bullseye on one…

Best Renewable Energy Stocks That Beat Trump Politics For clean energy proponents in the U.S., Germany's new world record on May Day was a sight for sore eyes. "Sore" because politics is continuing to cast a shadow over clean energy stocks in 2017. And yet, scoring some of…

Marc Andreessen’s Portfolio Reveals Great Investing Lessons Technology investors are rejoicing for a good reason. In just under a decade, their investments in technology stocks have doubled, even tripled. So if you’re as awestruck as I am and want to try your luck in the tech sector, then why…

Investing in Small Cap Stocks Made Easy Small cap stocks are, metaphorically speaking, diamonds in the rough. If you find the right one and polish it up nice, it can sell for a fortune. But one wrong cut, and it will be rendered worthless. So finding the best…

Should Tesla Stock Split in 2017? Tesla stock bears are living a nightmare. Every morning they wake up to see Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock crossing a new price milestone. It’s a joyride many of us yearn to take now, but regret having missed the early chance. But don’t cry,…

Facebook Stock Is Poised for Triple-Digit Gains Figuratively speaking, the phrase “recession-proof” has sedative properties. Add it next to the major money matters of your life (job or investments) and you may sleep soundly at night. The only hitch, however, is that recession-proof tech stocks are elusive. And yet,…

Calling for an AMZN Stock Split in 2017 Fifty, just 50 bucks! As of May Day 2017, that's how short Jeff Bezos is from beating Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man. Confused? Well, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has to advance by roughly $50.00 to cross the $1,000 mark. Once…

Global Payments Stock Is Top Dog for Fintech Investors I have to say it: soft-serve cones are a guilty pleasure I can't pass on. So here I am, standing next to an ice cream truck, looking for some change, only to realize that I stopped carrying cash a long time…

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…