I graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in May 2012. While there, I majored in Finance and achieved a 4.0 GPA. Also, I was the Valedictorian of my class. I am attending Canisius College for my MBA with a concentration in Global Supply Chain Management, and will graduate with this in May 2013.
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Mr. Williams is a strategic advisor to automotive companies focused on PHEV drive trains, alternative energy grid storage and new battery technologies. He assists automotive companies commercializing highly efficient, environmentally friendly, powertrain technologies for light, medium, and heavy duty trucks, buses, vans and SUVs.
I'm an individual investor. Often, I read about investable brick and mortar businesses on Seeking Alpha and other finance sites; but most analyses are about the intrinsic values, balance sheets, etc... Yes, those are very important. However, you don't really know a business until you've at least used their service, shopped at their stores, or just do a simple drive by.
I want to cover the "drive by" aspect of businesses. Of course, a good business does not mean it's a buy, nor does a crappy business mean it's a sell. I'm merely doing due diligence on the business before deciding if it's even worth my time to investigate further.
Sometimes, you can tell if a business is going out of of business long before wallstreet analysts because most don't do this simple check.
Avid investor with four years experience investing in the stock market, three years experience managing residential real estate property, and 2 years experience as President of an investment club.
I am in the process of earning my MBA at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management with an estimated completion year of 2016.
Light trader interested in dividend growth stocks. I own every S&P dividend aristocrat, and then some. The aristocrats form the foundation. I have ownership of more companies that I have placed on that foundation. I have several general rules about stocks. Rule #1: Do not buy a stock to sell it. Rule 2: Do not sell a stock you bought. Rule 3: If I am unsure if I should sell a stock, see Rules 1 & 2. Rule 4: If I really am going to sell a stock (fundamentals change, dividend frozen or cut, etc.,), then just sell it and do not look back. Rule 5: no foreign tax withholding (I do not want the money back later, I want it re-investing now, There are plenty of US and British dividend companies) and Rule 6: drip. drip. drip.
Relatively new to "active" personal investing. Focus is on accumulating large cap, quality stocks with a combination of both high yield and growth prospects.
Currently own: AAPL. SN, KORS, ACAS, DIS, V
Watching: SBUX, UA, NKE, LULU, DFS, DPS, MA, COP, EOG, PNRA, CMG, FLT, EXR
Ranked #18 overall blogger by TipRanks for 2014.
University of Virginia, class of 2011 B.A. English
I am a young investor focused primarily on dividend growth stocks. Seeking Alpha, and more specifically, the dividend and income community that exists here, has played a significant role in my development as a portfolio manager. I am not a professional, though I do manage my family's finances. I enjoy the process; the research, the decision making, the strategic planning...and not paying a financial adviser to do the work for me. I've built what I believe to be a conservative, diverse, and balanced dividend growth portfolio currently consisting of 48 positions. Thus far, I've been able to meet by goals from income, income growth, and capital appreciation standpoints. I use a wide variety of metrics, both fundamental and technical, when establishing fair value when doing my due diligence on an individual company. All of my methods are discussed in my work here. I hope this work inspires debate, conversation, and education - this is why I write for Seeking Alpha, to give back to the community that has helped me so much and to hopefully contribute, in some way...even if its by posing a question, to the growth of others.
Lastly, I began doing this in early 2015 and I plan on continuing to do so: I donate as much of the earnings that I get from SA on a monthly basis to various charities. Depending on how active I am writing each month, and what sort of side projects I have going on at the farm my wife and I recently purchased, the amount donated each month differs. However, I am pleased to be able to give back - I think its important to stay grounded and gracious when focusing so much on finances and these monthly donations help me not to lose sight of generosity.
*I should note that all articles that I write here are done so for my personal informational/educational purposes only. Any purchases that I make or opinions that I express are not meant as recommendations for anyone else. Please perform your own due diligence before following my lead into or out of a position. I am not a professional. I enjoy investing and the open discussion that articles on this site inspire - this is why I write, not to influence anyone else's decisions, but to enhance my own ability to make sound financial choices. That being said, I wish the best of luck to everyone. May we all meet our own financial goals.