Andrew Packer has been an avid investor since childhood. Starting with bullion and collectible coins, he expanded into stocks as a teenager. After earning a BA in economics, Andrew has honed his analytical skills while working at various companies, including real estate research and private equity. He has since added options, real estate, and bonds to his personal portfolio. His investment approach is based on value, growth at a reasonable price, special situations, and any other opportunities presented by the market. Andrew has written investment services on small-cap value investing, shorting, and contributed big-cap value investments to a monthly publication.