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

Daily Litecoin News Update It is ironic that Bitcoin, Litecoin, and all of their counterparts, which are built on a decentralized blockchain technology, today trade on centralized exchanges. But what if I tell you that you could soon trade Litecoin for Bitcoin and vice versa without having to…

One Stock That Makes for a Great Acquisition Target The new year has brought with it good fortune for marijuana investors. Marijuana stocks are on a tear, and there’s a good reason why. For the first time in history, Americans living in the largest U.S. state are getting to enjoy…

Litecoin News Update If you have recently been watching Litecoin descend the ladder of valuation, I can understand your frustration. But, my friend, if you fear that Litecoin is somehow losing to younger crypto-coins, you’re wrong. If we go by the book, Litecoin is now the eighth-most-valuable cryptocurrency…

Why NEM (XEM) Could Double in 2018 Cryptocurrencies had a remarkable journey in 2017. It got bumpy here and there but overall, it was a joy ride for investors. When we look back in the rearview mirror, we feel content that most of our predictions have been on…

Litecoin News Update The “chikun” is getting slaughtered again, and this time, it may be the Koreans feasting on it. Cryptocurrency traders in South Korea may finally have a deadline to get their act together before the government comes hunting down for the speculators. According to some reports,…

This Marijuana Stock Is Worth Watching Christmas may be over but for one marijuana company, the party has just begun. A Canadian medical marijuana company, MedReleaf Corp (OTCMKTS: MEDFF), (TSE: LEAF) is on a tear after closing a major deal in the industry. MedReleaf stock popped 35% last week,…

Litecoin News Update Cryptocurrency prices are once again in the green, in what seems like the “January effect” being in play. Prices of the top 15 cryptocurrencies, including Litecoin, are soaring on the second day of the new year. We can’t, however, be sure whether this is just an…

Litecoin Price Forecast There may be no medical evidence of it yet but I can certainly provide some anecdotal proof that watching minute-by-minute updates on cryptocurrency prices can instill borderline insanity in investors. One second they are up, the other, they are down. I, for one, have lost my cool…

Aurora-CanniMed Fight Takes a Dramatic Turn Two Canadian marijuana companies are in a fight with each other and the market is rewarding them both. This has pushed marijuana stock investors into a tight corner where they face an ultimate dilemma. That is, which stock is the right one…

Litecoin News Update Christmas is over and with it, a reverse-Santa Claus rally has kicked in on crypto exchanges. In case you missed it, Thursday morning is presenting a doomsday scenario in the crypto world. But if you’re a “HODLer,” there’s little to worry about. If it’s of…

Litecoin News Update I hate to say it, but most cryptocurrency investors today are myopic in their investments. For instance, I see them sweating over Litecoin’s recent price slump under $300.00. I hear them complaining that prices have dropped 20% in the past week or so. It's funny…

 Another Bitcoin Crash Coming in 2018? Running a crash filter on the Bitcoin (BTC) price history returns at least two major Bitcoin crashes. Both times, Bitcoin transaction costs had peaked. Right now, we've approached another critical juncture. Transaction costs are at an all-time high, and fears of a possible Bitcoin…

The Game-Changing Year for Marijuana Stocks Is Here If you fear the bull market in marijuana stocks is over, then we urge you to reevaluate that assumption. Because come 2018, we’re expecting a major growth spurt in marijuana stocks. 2016 was the best year on record for marijuana…

This Weed Stock Could Multiply Your Investment in 2018 Marijuana stocks have made waves for creating overnight millionaires this year. But just as the market realized their potential, these stocks began to slip out of the reach of average investors. Yet, there are some valuable gems hiding out…

Litecoin News Update After hitting a little speed bump, the Litecoin price is once again revving up. Significant demand is flowing in from South Korea, where new regulations are about to change the way Koreans trade cryptocurrencies. But for Litecoin, this may be good news. South Korea is…

Litecoin Crash Fears Mounting Litecoin’s moonshot journey has sent investors into a tizzy. Is Litecoin in a bubble? Will Litecoin crash in 2018? What can cause a Litecoin crash? Questions like these are creating an air of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) about a possible Litecoin crash. This "FUD" factor…