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

Oil Prices Could Hit $70.00 Per Barrel, Says T. Boone Pickens Collapsing U.S. energy production could spark shortages, sending oil prices as high as $70.00 per barrel early next year. At least, that’s the latest oil price forecast from famed energy investor T. Boone Pickens. The one commodity…

Perhaps a Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Dividend is on the Horizon Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is undoubtedly the fastest-growing social media company of this decade. The FB stock has likewise been a success story, having considerably recovered from its beaten down valuation in the post-IPO days. The stock is up…

These Healthcare Stocks Have Decades of Growth Ahead of Them Are you looking for steady dividends with big growth potential? You could do worse than investigating my top healthcare stocks in 2016. Despite deteriorating market performance and a dismal stock market outlook, this year has been relatively good…

Penny Stock: The 10 Top Stocks Under $5 in 2016 The economic outlook for the New Year looks bleak as the Fed’s unpredictable monetary policy and the global economic crises continue to spell trouble for investors at home. Throughout this year and particularly in the last quarter, markets…

Pure Storage, Inc. IPO Could Be the Best of 2016 Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE:PSTG) is an enterprise storage company that develops flash storage arrays as substitutes for old school disc storage and traditional hard drives. The company is set to make its stock market debut in an initial…

Could Weak Earnings Spark a Stock Market Crash in 2016? Weak corporate earnings could result in a stock market crash in 2016, dashing the mainstream belief that the U.S. economy is in a recovery. The Federal Reserve’s uncertain interest rate policies and lower commodity prices have jointly served…

Does Twitter, Inc. Really Need Another CEO? And so, it’s official! Jack Dorsey is the new permanent CEO of Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). The stock soared earlier this week. But when the rumors initially started making rounds last week on Thursday that Twitter’s interim CEO will likely be appointed…

Is SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) a $2.50 Stock? Maybe. Investment guru David Einhorn’s hedge fund Greenlight Capital is losing big money—down by almost 17% this year alone, showing the worst performance since the Great Recession seven years ago. Hedgies are definitely not super humans and often make wrong picks.…

Carl Icahn Reveals the Shocking Truth About America’s Economic Recovery Lo and behold! More reaffirmations of the dreaded stock market crash are pouring in. This time it’s the famous business magnate and investment guru Carl Icahn sending a “Danger Ahead” warning to the market. In a dramatic, documentary-style…

A Stock Market Crash Could Be Bullish for These Gold ETFs If you’re looking for a safe place to stash your wealth, then you will want to consider gold exchange traded funds. Waning investor confidence in the wake of the Chinese market crash sent international markets into a…

Could Twitter, Inc. Be a Flash in the Pan Like Zynga, Inc.? Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ:TWTR) has lost more than 50% in value since this time last year. The company has been struggling with negative earnings since its initial public offering. Post its CEO’s departure, the company awaits new…

Apple Inc. May Be a Great Company, But Not a Great Stock Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released the opening weekend sales figures for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this morning—a whopping 13 million phones in just three days! Sales numbers have surpassed the previous year’s sales of the…