Brad Ferris is the author of Triage Investment Blog and President of Triage Capital Management Incorporated.He is 30, lives in London Ontario Canada and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Marketing as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Brad is also a practicing Registered Nurse.Brad has been investing independently over the past thirteen years and has developed a truly unique perspective on equity markets, security analysis and fundamentals of portfolio construction that combine his education, personal and professional experiences into a productive and successful approach. His ability to critically assess companies can be seen both in his writing and professional experiences where he applies his knowledge for the benefit of his readers and clients.
From my early to mid working years (1980's thru 2000's), I was told and sold on the idea from 'financial advisors' that mutual funds were the way to go for retirement. The 2000's came and any gains I had, were gone. I kept a few of the funds, eventually selling some. I was never interested in dividend-paying companies, their stock price never seemed to move, they were too slow for me and I was too cool. So I started trading individual tech stocks, then solar stocks, then ....and piling up more losses in those volatile years. In 2011, I guess you could say I had an 'epiphany'. My interest peaked as I began reading article after article on dividend growth stock investing, leading me to doing research and formulating a plan. This made a lot of sense to me, clear thinking. I have set out on building a dividend growth portfolio of individual stocks for future retirement income and growth, with a few funds and ETF's mixed in. I wish to thank the many great Seeking Alpha authors and contributors for their inspiration and ideas.
I am a value investor at heart and measure my portfolio against a standard asset class mix for moderately aggressive and against the Wilshire 5000 sector diversification index. Having said that, I find it necessary to use technical trading principles and options to generate some extra performance to meet my goals of averaging 8% return on my full portfolio by beating the S&P each year. Since 2004 I have failed to beat the S&P twice but my average performance over the S&P since 2004 is 3.8%.
When I first subscribed to SA Pro I ran a test of selected recommendations from an account I funded for that purpose. My average gain showed that the returns would easily cover the cost of the subscription.
I have an MBA in Finance and Marketing.
I also get a kick out of the process of evaluating and investing!!
Ad sales executive with over 13 years experience in the cable and Internet industry. Specialty in the verticals of auto, entertainment, gaming and travel.
Jeannie has been in the business since 1998 where she started her career at MTV Networks in cable ad sales as Jeannie Galassi. Continuing in the cable ad sales field, Jeannie held positions at Family Channel and Discovery Channel before moving over to the agency side to work at Ogilvy & Mather.
In 1998, Jeannie began her foray into online ad sales at CBS MarketWatch. Most recently she worked at maniaTV, an Internet startup selling live TV on the Internet to the automotive, gaming and entertainment industry.
Mrs. Abraham is Seeking Alpha's Senior West Coast Director of Ad Sales, respsonsible for introducing Seeking Alpha ad partnerships to western region clients.
Value investor interested in mid-to-long-term view. Experience: equity research focused on media/entertainment sectors; strategy consulting; corporate development/investment for mobile/internet media/advertising companies; spent 12 years in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Education: MIT engineering and economics; CFA level 1; FINRA Series 7, 63, 86, 87; Hong Kong Securities Institute: Papers 1 & 5.
Vice President Corporate Communications for Great Panther Silver and am responsible for all aspects of corporate communications including the strategic direction of investor relations, social media, regulatory compliance and best practices. I have effectively designed and coordinated investor relations programs, industry and media relations, investor products, reputation management programs, presentations and special events for many energy sector public companies over the past 18 years. I currently serve on the Board of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Alberta Chapter and am Chairman of the Communications Advisory Board at Mount Royal University.