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

Now is the time to dump Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock. At least, that’s the chorus from analysts these days. Shares of TSLA stock have tanked over 15% in less than a month. All the hype about these “Tesla Killers” from competitors is only making matters worse. Not…

This Could Crush the Euro in 2016 The European Central Bank’s (ECB) Mario Draghi is no longer dovish in his tone. He has all but confirmed that a rate cut is in the cards, which could depress the EUR to USD exchange rate. Three defining factors are at…

This Could Send Gold Prices Soaring While the Chinese market crash has spooked equity investors, one group is rejoicing. Gold bugs. The recent global market upheavals put a firm bid under gold prices. The question is this: is it just a dead cat bounce or a real gold…

Don’t Blame Amazon for Thursday’s Mayhem Thursday was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). AMZN stock shot up eight percent on Thursday, only to tank 11% after-market the same day. They are saying it’s over for the Amazon FANG stock (an acronym that also…

What Apple’s Cash Reserves Could Buy Blimey! Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is once again under fire! Even after reporting another stellar quarter of earnings, AAPL stock tanked close to year-lows for guiding lower-than-expected future “iPhone” sales. But wait—there remains one thing that can save AAPL stock from this mayhem.…

Amazon.com Shareholders Need to Watch This Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was, hands down, the biggest growth story of 2015. But can the run continue into 2016? That’s the question bothering the loyal investors who witnessed a steady drop in AMZN stock since the beginning of this year. My one-word…

Tesla Stock Outlook 2016 Some recent developments are raising concerns about the future of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Nervousness is pervading investor quarters, as investors are now questioning if TSLA stock’s growth story is over. Allow me to assuage all that stress with one positive development that bears…

FB Stock Could Pop on Thursday’s Call Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is one growth story made for the books. Some of the new developments hint that the company’s performance this year will be nothing short of last year’s. Here’s why I’m positive that FB stock investors are in for…

This Could Be Huge for GPRO Stock It won’t be wrong to say that GoPro Inc (NYSE:GPRO) has been one of the worst-performing investments of 2015. Even though the company remains profitable, slowing sales are a question mark on its future. GPRO stock may rebound only if this…

Warren Buffett’s Portfolio Losing Billions Legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffet lost more than $1.7 billion dollars on two of his biggest investments in just two days this week. On Friday, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) stock, one of Warren Buffett’s top holdings, shed 11.5% of its value on the…

Apple Stock Set to Gain From New iDevice Tim Cook is covertly and quietly working on something behind closed doors at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and it could very well change the fate of AAPL stock for good. Apple has been getting badgered on the market since the beginning…

MU Stock Has More Upside Than Bears See Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) stock has tanked about 30% since the beginning of this year, but the fall had little, if anything, to do with the company and more to do with the global market headwinds. Nonetheless, there are two…

SUNE Stock Could Soar If This Happens Wall Street darling, SunEdison Inc (NYSE:SUNE), has had a rocky market ride all through the last half of 2015 and sadly, for the company’s stockholders, the rout is continuing this year. The question: will SUNE stock ever rebound to last summer’s…

Jim Rogers’ Latest Long and Short Bets Billionaire investor and legendary fund manager Jim Rogers is almost certain that the global market upheavals triggered at the beginning of this year will spark a U.S. stock market crash in 2016 that will likely be worse than the global stock…

The Real Reason Why BBRY Stock Plummeted Christmas time was felicitous for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), as the company ended the year on a winning streak. Come 2016, however, everything went topsy-turvy again. But if you think this recent decline in BBRY stock had anything to do with the…

Has TWTR Stock Finally Bottomed? Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has been on a perennial decline since Dick Costolo bid farewell to the company. While the worst for TWTR stock was witnessed at the beginning of this year, there’s a piece missing in the puzzle here that once in place…

The Solar Revolution Is Bigger Than We Imagined! Will our transport system ever become so fast that we will be doing our daily commutes at the speed of sound? One man thinks it is possible. Back in 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, was the man who…

3 Top Penny Stock Picks No other investment offers the potential for triple-digit gains quite like penny stocks. Traditional investors usually steer clear of penny stocks because of the perceived high risks. But the recent market fluctuations on the back of the Chinese stock market crash have blurred…

This Could Be Big for AMD Stock Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMD) fourth-quarter 2015 results will be reported after the closing bell. Here’s what owners of AMD stock need to know ahead of AMD’s Q4 results release. Before I get down to discussing the earnings forecast, I must…

FB Stock Could Soar on This Deal Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) may lack the charisma that the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs enjoy, but he certainly holds a vision that grants him a position up there at the podium. Owners of FB stock must…