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Derek A. Barrett  

I buy established, good companies with strong management, solid balance sheets, free cash flow, growing earnings, and increasing dividends. This is a long strategy, which buys value situations, combining the fundamentals of Growth at a Reasonable Price, with Dividend Growth Investing. This style has been coined as "I-GARP" by Clay King.

To further reduce my risk and enhance my returns, I enter positions by selling puts, also known as short puts. I practice Teddi Knight's strategy of using option premium capital to build positions, and use technical analysis, (Bollilnger Bands, 10-20-30 moving averages, and earnings misses) to enter trades, as practiced by Teddi and Dr. Samir Elias.
  • Description: Full-time Investor. Trading frequency: Weekly
  • Interests: Bonds, Commodities, Developed International Markets, Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Options, REITs, Stocks - long, Tech stocks
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Fully Informed by Teddi Knight About the Author of Fully Informed: I am a Canadian, who has been investing since the early 1970′s. When I was younger I bought a variety of stocks and mutual funds and found that overall I was not getting the return I had hoped. There were many years when my portfolio showed negative gains. I found that the ...More
Generate Thousands by Dr. Samir Elias Samir Elias has a Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in economics from the University of Technology in the UK. He worked as a research engineer developing new products at two different private companies in the US. In 1994 he raised venture capital to start his own ...More
Sold $NLY puts, January at 11 Jul 1, 2014