I am a Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba though I was born in England and came here in 1963 with my parents. I have degrees in both Computer Science and Business Information Systems. I have worked in the technology industry for 25 years and 2 years ago decided to start my own company. We deal with all forms of telephony and IT services. I am not an investor but a source for other investors when it comes to tech stock. I have written for many newspapers and trade magazines over the years. I am married with 3 teenagers, all of them fluent in technology. My computers are all Windows based. My families smartphones are 4 Blackberry's and 1 iPhone. I have managed 50 million dollar system manufacturers as well as 3 person start-ups.
I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.
I am an engineer that has been pulled into the world of finance and investing. My main focus sectors are technology, energy and precious metals. My interest going forward is developing good options trading knowledge.
retired but not retarded!!!!!bought my first stock when 23 hit it big with my 2nd stock avg cost 50 cents to 27 dols and change with 300shrs . have been in the market since then , made and lost money all along self directed . doing much better now that i have access to all the info and data on the internet . making money is my hobby. lots of fun when i win OFTEN in good times and bad .best wins ford ibm dtv gld hathor worst losers the bomb maislin bros nortel some calls and futures . best thing i learned if you dont know or understand the business do a warren on it .have many other hobbies wood working built 2 self designed band organs and i modified kit organ .and designed and built carts for 2 of them also wrote 6 programs for my chip organ along with the hardware. love my mining stocks my stratagy has always keep 10 pst in hi beta and seculative stock that look to have a good possibility to win
. not always but more wins big than losses . then invest profits in investment grade stock. this is
the best way i know to go from nothing to real money. BUT YOU MUST DO YOUR HOMEWORK ALL WEEK LONG NOT ON THE WEEKEND WHEN THE MARKET IS CLOSED!!!!! OR YOU WILL JOSE YOUR MONEY CAVIAT BUYER . LOVE TO HEAR YOUR TAKE ON MY THOUGHTS.JOHN KELLY AT DDO