Individual investor. Background in Investment Banking. Analyzing non-US income stocks for quality, value and sustainable dividend growth. The value of writing for SA (for me) is the discipline of forced objective research.This informs my decision making process. Once published, feedback from readers continues this process.
I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.
I am presently a PhD Candidate in marketing at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada (is.gd/weO3eP). I've been investing since 2005 and am an avid reader of (and occasional commenter on) Seeking Alpha. I think Seeking Alpha and its contributors offer great ideas on and insights into both how and where to invest.
From a research perspective, I am Interested in how investors - on forums such as Seeking Alpha - work together to make sense of and understand (and give sense about) the uncertain and ambiguous movements and signals of the market.
If you would be willing to help out with this research, I would be appreciative of your assistance. I'm interested in interviewing contributors (authors and commenters, such as yourself) to the site about how and why they use, contribute to and benefit from Seeking Alpha (e.g. What role does SA play in your investing? What contributions do you benefit from the most? What goes into making a contribution on the site?). Any interview would occur at your convenience (over Skype or phone) and would last approximately 60-90 minutes. Your responses will be instrumental in the development of research that will be targeted towards a top-tier academic journal (and will help me out with my dissertation!). In order to maintain anonymity, unless you specifically indicate otherwise, any direct quotes reported from your interview will be attributed to a pseudonym.
If you're interested in assisting with this research (or just finding out more about it), please send me a note here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration!
50 year old young investor. I got a late start on retirement investments. Trying to play catch up fast without losing my shorts. My degree in International Finance and Economics for Univ. of Washington. MBA in Management. I work in the medical device field.
Former managing director in the Fidelity Investments group of international companies, with long experience in Asia and Europe, also commodities and commodity-driven economies. Now a private investor in shares and property around the world. May not find bonds attractive again in my lifetime!
Gaudi Schneider is currently a stay-at-home dad with previous exposure to portfolio management and derivatives. Interests include investment strategies and concepts of portfolio construction, as well as back-testing of systematic strategies.
Britt Brooks occupies his time seeking opportunities with controllable risk and outstanding upside in businesses where he has some experience or can call on the skill sets of longtime associates for expertise and management of the opportunities.