Carol Flake Chapman is a well-known journalist and book author who was one of the founding editors of Vanity Fair Magazine. She’s written for national magazines and newspapers like the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and the New Yorker. She’s turned her skills for investigative reporting and trend spotting to investing and helping other women learn how to invest. Her moment of truth came as she was on her way to sign away her life’s savings to an unscrupulous broker and got a traffic ticket for speeding. She realized she needed to slow down and learn about investing with the same tenacity she had used to earn a Ph.D, to win medals for road racing, and to work her way to the top of the journalism world. As she not only survived but thrived in the stock market, she soon realized that she could share what she had learned with other women. Woman with Portfolio: The Smart Woman’s Online Guide to Investing (http://www.womanwithportfolio.com/) is the result of her dream to build an online community of women investors. Her motto is “Investing without losing your shirt, your sleep or your soul.” To her surprise, several men have also joined the site.
I have been a dividend investor since my retirement in late 2003. I diversify by sector, domestic vs. international, and by cap size. I do not invest in stocks that don't pay dividends. I am risk averse and limit my investment in a single equity to 1% of my total assets or less. As a result of this 'rule', I have more than 100 equities in my portfolio.
Mordecai Rosenberg has been interested in trading for seven years and has been trading for the last six. He trades stocks, futures, bonds, options and currencies.
He lives in Ireland with his wife and four children.
Graduated third in my class at NYU School of Commerce in 1962, tops in Public Accounting;
non-practicing CPA, former corporate manager, now sole owner of a publisher of magazines for stamp collectors, and a small investor.