Chris DeMuth is one of 25 Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked Chris was how he is positioning himself for 2017. Below is an excerpt from the interview and a summary of his response. http://diyinvestingsummit2017.com/ How Chris is prepping for 2017... Looking for ideas with hard catalysts. As markets get more expensive, investments require harder and more compelling evidence. Has big positions in Rite-Aid (RAD), BNCCorp (BNCC), and Bob Evans (BOBE). Believes that a double digit market decline could be on the horizon and wants to be ready. This is a good time to be comfortable with cash and value flexibility. A good idea to be more liquid than marginal counterparty. This is just a small excerpt of what's covered in the interview. The interview is full of detailed tips on Chris's core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors and specific ways he's positioning for 2017. Enjoy the full interview with Chris and other top investors on Seeking Alpha. Registration for the summit is now open and free for a limited time. Don't like audio/video interviews? If you prefer to read content as opposed to watch and listen, detailed summary sheets have been created for every interview as an optional add-on. These are better than transcripts, they get to the point and capture all of the highlights. Full list of summit contributors: Chris DeMuth, Bret Jensen, Brad Thomas, Eric Parnell, Rida Morwa, Ian Bezek, Richard Lejeune, Richard Berger, Aurelien Windenberger, Doug Eberhardt, Dividend Sensei, Ralph Baker, Lawrence Fuller, Double Dividend Stocks, Mark Bern, Mark Hibben, Dividend House, J Mintzmyer, William Koldus, Damon Verial, Avi Gilburt, Shailesh Kumar, Chuck Carnevale, Adam Aloisi and Colorado Wealth Management. Join Chris at the DIY Investor Summit (free for a limited time) where he shares detailed tips on his core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors and specific ways he's positioning for 2017. Companies mentioned in Chris's interview: Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), BNC Corp (OTCQX:BNCC), Bob Evans (NASDAQ:BOBE), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Valeant (NYSE:VRX), Ocean Shore (NASDAQ:OSHC), Biotechnology (NASDAQ:IBB), S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) Disclosure: This article is for information purposes only. There are risks involved with investing, including loss of principal. Brian and Investor in the Family make no explicit or implicit guarantee with respect to performance or the outcome of any investment or projections made. There is no guarantee that the goals of the strategies discussed by Brian and Investor in the Family will be met.