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I am a market enthusiast and part-time trader. I started writing for Seeking Alpha in 2011, and it has been a tremendous opportunity and learning experience. I have been interested in the markets since elementary school, and hope to pursue a career in the investment management industry. I have... More
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  • 5,000 Followers And Still Going Strong

    Recently, I hit an important milestone on Seeking Alpha, and that is 5,000 followers. My success here on the site is due to this loyal reader base, and I wouldn't be writing if it wasn't for all of the people that continue to not only read my articles, but comment on them, send me messages, etc.

    So today, I'm here to say thank you to all that have made this possible. Additionally, nearly 600 of my followers are following me in real-time, which is the fastest way to get my articles. I encourage more of you to follow me in real-time to get stuff quicker. Thanks again, and let's continue to get these numbers up.

    Oct 28 9:29 AM | Link | 1 Comment
  • For All ETF Investors: A New Way To Invest In Stock Splits

    If you are an investor that likes exchange traded funds, there is a new choice out there that I recently wrote about. It is called the US Stock Split Index ETF (NYSEARCA:TOFR). This ETF is geared towards names that have split their stocks by at least a 2 for 1 ratio. The theory is that over time, names that split their stocks do better than the market. For a more detailed analysis of this ETF, please read the linked article above. As of September 12th, the following is a list of holdings in the index, which I believe is a representation of what the ETF will hold.

    Copart Inc (NASDAQ:CPRT), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ), Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX), Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA), Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), Holly Energy Partners (NYSE:HEP), ProAssurance (NYSE:PRA), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), Telus (NYSE:TU), Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB), American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN), West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE:DVA), Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI), RLI Corp (NYSE:RLI), Toronto Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD), ITC Holdings (NYSE:ITC), Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI), Allied World Assurance (NYSE:AWH), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP), Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX), Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM), and Amphenol (NYSE:APH).

    Sep 20 11:32 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 3+ Years, 1000+ Articles, A Tremendous Experience

    September 2014 has been a milestone month for me at Seeking Alpha. Some of you may have noticed that I crossed the 1,000 article level, but it's also the three year anniversary of my time at Seeking Alpha. Throughout that time, I've been fortunate to have such loyal followers, and I'm approaching a milestone at 5,000 in that respect rather soon. Remember, to get my articles in the fastest manner, you must follow me in real-time.

    So today, I'm here to thank everyone - those who read, comment, follow, help contribute, even SA editorial and support staff - without you, I would not be here. It's been a tremendous experience, and one that I hope will continue to grow.

    Sep 10 2:41 PM | Link | 1 Comment
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