I invest for myself and my husband. I'm a realtor in Phoenix, AZ and work with the snow birds that come enjoy our sunshine!! I love the downtown Phoenix area and the urban lifestyle.
Take a look at my website www.azrealestatebydaisy.com to search the MLS and find your "lock and leave".
John has been focused on emerging and high growth companies for over 20 years. He currently designs and executes marketing strategies for a variety of tech companies. John was the GM of a consulting firm that utilizes a network of affiliates and relationships in media, internet, advertising, legal and financial services to develop business alliances and revenue. His duties included intervening COO, CRO and CEO Advisor with U.S. and China based start up and mid-sized companies in the internet, video games, 3D film/TV production and advertising businesses. His business development relationships include Sony, Electronic Arts, The Walt Disney Company, MTV Networks, PepsiCo, NBCU, among others. John’s digital media experience started when he was recruited, pre IPO, to join RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) as an “internet video pioneer”. He was the VP who opened and managed the Comedy Central (HBO/Viacom) office in Los Angeles. He was also an executive with Turner Broadcasting in those “early days of cable TV”.
My career has centered primarily on economics, finance and education. In addition to experience in commercial banking, the securities industry and teaching I pursued advanced research in economics.
I also began to take a long-term interest in the analysis of the dividend-paying capacity of firms. Hence the idea for "dividend support reports" which are intended to examine support for dividends from a longer term historical perspective in a concise format. At present my geographic interest is Asia.
The question arises what kind of analysis is necessary for companies that pay no dividend. For companies that pay no dividends, it may be still be useful to examine whether dividend payments could be supported in the future.
I also have a lifelong interest in languages, art and learning in general, and have been a long-term resident in Asia, having resided in Japan and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). My book "Japan's Internationalization and Other Essays" gives a perspective of Japan from the experiences of a foreign resident as well as observations on political economy.
I am curious about a variety of industries, economies, economic policy and theory and may consider commenting on these topics from time to time.
The reports are for informational purposes only and are not to be viewed as investment advice or recommendations.
The analytical methodology is not necessarily a constant and may be periodically modified. In addition, while averages may be noted, they may be less meaningful if there are large swings over the period examined. While measures of dispersion such as the standard deviation can be used to capture such movement, I am hesitant to automatically assume that the underlying probability distribution is normal. This concern originates from my experience in finance and economics that insufficient understanding of the underlying probabilistic nature of the data and models can produce significant forecasting errors. A case-in-point might be default probability models that may have erroneously predicted the extent of loan losses in bank portfolios.
Rebecca Weiss is happy to be a part of the contributor relations team at Seeking Alpha. She has a BA from Cornell University’s School of Arts & Sciences having majored in American Studies, as well as a concentration in foreign languages. Previously she's worked at The Onion, the self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source", as well as the Cornell Daily Sun.
She can be reached at rweiss [at] seekingalpha.com.
I own a german motorcyle in the midst of the hallowed American motorcycle birthing place. I prefer good beer to American packaged goods (also born here). Does that make me unAmerican? MAybe just a contrarian.
Systems Analyst for a medium-sized, midwest healthcare system. Recovering moderate Republican.
Small time dabler in real estate investment.
Currently admining with a bit of web maintenance @ SLLF Queen Mary, Uni of London.
Born in Iran moved a few times, UAE, Spain, France, and now I'm in Aylesbury England. I am fascinated with the market and have been for far to long now!
First stock purchases went on GOOG, LON:ARM & LON:MRW through TD Waterhouse who took great care of me as an amateur.
I find the prospect of making good investments whether in shares or with everyday situations exciting and necessary.
Michael DelGaudio an independent design and technology consultant. He is motivated to develop innovative design and technology solutions by learning how people interact with technology systems in their day to day lives. Michael has a fundamental belief in the User-centered approach to design and considers it to be one of his core design values. Michael has a strong background in visual design including typography, composition and information architecture. Michael's technical background has made him fluent with Rails application, Flash development and user interface engineering. As an independent consultant Michael has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to venture backed startups. Michael is adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York where he lives and works.
Troy Jensen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of nxVenture Capital Ltd, a private investment management firm based in New York City. Jensen founded nxVenture Capital with a proprietary investment model that includes the deployment of an extremely advanced financial technology; operating multiple highly-autonomous investment operations groups with defined, non-correlative investment models; a robust active risk management group with total integration across all of the Firm's operating groups; and finally, nxVenture Capital's private investment firm business model.
Jensen is a lifelong entrepreneur, having founded his first company, Rent-A-Kid, at the age of 12. He was trading from home utilizing two modified Tandy 1000 personal computers by 16, and was an active trader before the term "day trader" came into existence.
Troy received his MBA in Finance from Northern Arizona University's College of Business. Upon graduating, Jensen, who was a very early adopter of digital technology and the Internet, made the decision to take his finance background and enter the then-exploding World Wide Web in 1996. Jensen spent over a decade in Digital Media, ultimately successfully launching three startups.
Jensen successfully migrated to the Clean Technology segment starting in 2009, launching an advisory firm with services and solutions focused on CleanTech startups.
Troy continues to trade actively today. While Jensen utilizes a private, proprietary trading model in his capacity as CEO of nxVenture Capital (which as a rule does not disclose any information to the public beyond the few mandated by financial regulatory agencies), his public commentary on finance and investing focuses on segments that he is passionate about, and has both operational and investment experience in: emerging technologies, specifically digital media, mobile technology, clean energy technology, and unconventional oil & gas production technology; entertainment, media, marketing and communications segments; derivatives; global geopolitical and macroeconomic event-driven trading; and various alternative asset investments.
nxVenture Capital was founded in 2010, and remains a privately-held firm. nxVenture Capital is organized into multiple internal operating groups: private equity, real assets, venture capital, proprietary trading, and alternative assets. nxVenture Capital also operates several consolidated operating subsidiaries globally, across the financial services segment.
Troy's personal passions include flying (he holds a multi-engine high-performance private pilot's license, and flew his first "solo" flight on his 16th birthday), world travel, the literary arts, is a collector of rare books and manuscripts, coins and currency, and is a voracious studier of history. Troy resides in New York City.
Troy has worked with several financial media outlets as a contributing author, and has been a speaker at several financial services and technology industry events.
About nxVenture Capital:
nxVenture Capital operates as a "Private Investment Company" as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940 (as amended). The Firm underwent a strategic reorganization in 2015, and today only manages and invests the Firm's own investment capital. nxVenture Capital does not manage nor does it solicit outside investors or investment capital, and the Firm does not act in any Investment Advisory capacity to the public.
The Firm's investment philosophy and its business model rely heavily on the Firm's private investment operating model, which allows its investment decisions to remain free of the inevitable pressures that are inherent with the common industry model of managing multiple multiple investment funds capitalized by outside investors. privately held, as well as managing multiple strategically-focused private investment funds. Because all nxVenture Capital investment management operations are capitalized only with the Firm's funds.
nxVenture Capital relies heavily on its advanced and highly-proprietary Financial Technology. As part of the Firm's August 2015 strategic reorganization, the firm's internal FinTech Group was spun off, with nxVenture Capital retaining a large stake in the new entity.