NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With several thousand equities in the U.S. alone, opportunities always await to be uncovered. Easier said than done, though. During periods of broad overvaluation like the present, identifying hidden gems can be tough and doing so requires a unique point of view.
My point of view stems from a unique foundation of investment knowledge: Growing up in Silicon Valley during the Tech Bubble while simultaneously studying the lessons of Peter Lynch.
Reading Peter Lynch's books in high school and studying his investing methods made an impact on a young student of the market. I appreciated his simple approach to stock selection, such as walking through a shopping mall to see what's selling well and to simply invest in what you understand. The contrast of Peter Lynch's growth and value approach with the frothy speculative tech environment provided me with a robust and eclectic foundation of investment experience and knowledge from which to build upon.