A full time investor in stocks, bonds, options, and real estate who previously worked as a financial/investment journalist/analyst. Previous industry stints include privately held SageOnline Inc. - where he held multiple positions - as well as Multex.com, acquired by Reuters, where he was an equity research editor. Aloisi is a cum laude graduate of Penn State University, currently residing in native South Central Pennsylvania with his wife and 2 children. Income investing has become his focal interest due to the challenges that the ZIRP environment presents. Not an advocate of any single portfolio strategy, he promotes a "go anywhere" philosophy predicated on value, forward thinking, sustainability, and personal objectives. While the past may be instructive, Aloisi cautions on over reliance. In his free time he likes to talk politics, play the piano, garden, and go antiquing. Mr. Aloisi was recently elected to a 4-year term on his local school board, garnering the most votes out of 6 candidates.
I'm a income oriented investor. I earned a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Economics from Mount Union College in Ohio. I've worked in Insurance, Consumer lending, subprime auto lending, collections etc. My goal is to invest my way out of the rat race over time. I save 50-60 % of my net income on a normal year all in a taxable account, knowing that living as far below my means as possible will provide me with a better life in the future. I focus on the unloved. It comes with many caveats and pitfalls coupled with volatility but volatility is your friend; for it teaches you hard lessons about the market if its engrained in you that everyone is a teacher in life that you encounter. Seeking alpha is a melting pot of information and capitalistic freedom that makes our country great.
Gary retired in March 2012 after 38 years in Information Technology and Global Software sales. He has an MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Gary has self managed his investment portfolio since the early 80s with the goal of a mid 50s retirement. His primary objectives now are income stream and capital preservation. Gary hopes to stimulate discussion with his retired colleagues with an emphasis on Bonds.