David Dierking is an analyst and writer focusing primarily on ETFs, mutual funds, dividend income strategies and retirement planning. He is a current contributor for Seeking Alpha, ETF Daily News, MutualFunds.com and ETFdb.com. He was also included in the panel for ETFReference.com’s “101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts”.
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BA Economics, MS Energy and Earth Resources, University of Texas at Austin; CFA LVL II Candidate, masters focused on the engineering and economics of most advanced oil extraction techniques, particularly extremely viscous oil deposits and steam injection, while building moderate expertise in natural gas and alternatives as well. Took coursework in the MBA program covering derivatives and structured products.
Traded 6,000,000+ shares across the NYSE, CME, and NASDAQ as professional securities trader at two firms; 91% of months were profitable. Specialized and acheived very high consistency in low liquidity securities; e.g. preferred shares, CEFs, Berkshire Hathaway, et cetera. I traded through all of the financial crisis and flash crash.
Currently employed at top 10 broker/dealer as an Analyst specializing in Alternative Investments. While performing due diligence and analysis on REITs, BDCs, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds, I specialize and lead energy related due diligence which is primarily oil & gas.
I have managed my personal portfolio >10 years which has at one time or another included most types of securities offered to the general public including REITs, MLPs, CEFs, debt instruments, muni bonds, equities, and warrants.