David P. Goldman was global head of debt research for Banc of America Securities and earlier global head of credit strategy at Credit Suisse. He was until July 2008 the strategist for a credit hedge fund, Asteri Capital, one of the few credit funds to show a profit between July 2007 and July 2008. He is now Associate Editor of First Things (www.firstthings.com) and a columnist (under the byline "Spengler") for Asia Times Online.
I am a Business Development/Marketing professional in Sunnyvale, California. My hobby is News and Economics, and when I'm not coaching or fishing or hanging out with my family I like to comment on articles or share my thoughts on my blog.
Tin Lizzy is a semi-retired investor. She keeps life interesting by running a small business as an academic editor for a small group of research scientists. She has a BSc., MSc. and PhD. in Geology. She has expertise in igneous petrology, experimental mineralogy, isotope chemistry and geochronology, and has put these skills to work in academia, government and industry. Her pen name for SA is a nickname given to her by a former boss when she was a tin explorationist for an international mining company, a great job that sadly disappeared when the international tin cartel collapsed. She also enjoyed a second-career in Business IT, working as a programmer and business analyst.
TL has a deep, longstanding interest in education. This interest began almost as soon as the first of her 3 children entered school, whereupon she got an uncomfortable feeling that so many 'best practices' in modern education were really bad ideas. None of her subsequent research has reassured her.
Focused on upcoming retirement (4-8 years from now). Seeking a portfolio balance of stable dividend growth stocks and capital growth potential stocks.
Background: Business Insurance Underwriter (Property and Liability) and University Risk Manager.
Biotech & Health Care: JNJ, CAH, MDT, STK.
Consumer Staples: MO, CVS, KHC.
Consumer Disc: DPZ, FIZZ, MNST, STZ, SBUX,
Tech: AMD, GOOGL, AMZN, FB, MSFT.
Industrial Cyclical: LMT, RTN, BA.
As SA Senior Editor, my task is to make Seeking Alpha the premier destination for financial advisors. I have worked in the FA arena since 1997, and during that time, the New York State Society of CPAs twice awarded its prestigious Excellence in Financial Journalism award to me for a monthly column I wrote on business ethics.
Previously, I reported on international news for Voice of America (where I was awarded a newsroom writing award) and prior to that worked as an editorial assistant at U.S. News and World Report.
I live with my wife and children amidst the verdant and vibrant hills and dales of Jerusalem.