Fredrik Arnold is my pen name. In 2012 I retired from doing quality service analysis for John Hancock Long Term Care Insurance in Boston then moved to North Carolina in 2013. My fascination with capital preservation, fixed fractional trading, and trading systems keeps me blogging for Seeking Alpha. Most of my articles focus on dividend yields and analyst mean 1 yr targets as stock trading indicators. These are essential tools for catching the most valuable dividend dogs.
Retired defense system engineer who spends way too many hours researching "investing for Income". Like many retired "Old-Farts", I reside in Florida but I am slightly different in that I moved to Florida 29 years before I retired.
Marketing and advertising consultant, currently living in the Sierra foothills of Northern California (Nevada County). Member of Gold Country Investors Group (Gold Country Welcome Club).
Former EVP Marketing, of a wholesale distributor of electronic hardware and fastening devices.
One of three founders (1976) of ACF Components & Fasteners, Inc. www.acfcom.com.
Personal interests include investing, kayaking, trout fishing, hiking, and wild life preservation.
I graduated from the University of Washington in Business Administration with an Accounting Major. In the early 1970’s, I was employed by the brokerage company Kidder Peabody & Co. (a subsidiary of General Electric Co. at that time). I became a Certified Public Accountant and worked as a state examiner on the financial audit team of the Washington State Auditor’s Office. In 1978, I formed my own CPA firm and later became the managing principal of a regional CPA firm. My area of practice was tax preparation, tax planning, investment planning, financial and life planning. I also audited small public companies and brokers.
For the last 3 1/2 years I have been the president and CEO of a small oil exploration company with leases and operations in Eastern Kansas.
I have been an investor for over 50 years and have invested in just about every type of financial investment: partnerships, stocks, options, ETF's, mutual funds, closed end funds, commodities and fixed income investments of all types. The only things I have not invested in are Forex and derivative contracts.