Investor and now Investment Advisor at TA Capital with 35 years of investment experience beginning in 1980 during my college days at West Point. As a professional, I was a Financial Advisor / VP for almost 10 years from 1994 until 2003 at (Dean Witter) Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities and I recently joined TA Capital having received my Series 65 in November 2015. I earned my MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University, expanding my investment knowledge and skills ... but nothing beats 'the school of hard knocks'. I have been focused on equity investing and experienced and suffered through all of the major and minor market corrections since 1980. So, I have the intestinal fortitude and a very strong stomach for risk (volatility). Having read numerous articles on Seeking Alpha, I decided that my views can offer some value, especially since I put 'my money where my mouth is' with skin in the game just as I did as an investment professional. I have been particularly focused on options for the past 10 years and you can NEVER stop learning how to employ these tools. I am typically a contrarian and longer-term investor and do not follow the hoard mentality. I am not a momentum player unless I can be extremely nimble with the 'trade'. I value the views of others, especially those with the credibilty, expertise and 'chops' for their analyses and prognostications. But I do my own homework when it comes to the fundamentals - I adhere to the Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) concept.
Nearly 40-year, and now retired, CPA. Former experience includes audit and tax work with small and large CPA firms (including as a manager with a 'Big Eight' firm) as well as serving in various companies as controller/CFO capacities.
Spent the last 23 years prior to retirement with several municipalities as Finance Director (Former CPFO, CGFM, CNA) with background in all aspects of financial and treasury management. This included investment of a $25m portfolio in fixed income investments and issuances of SEC-registered municipal bonds, including a trip to Wall Street for bond rating and insurance meetings, (which included a cool visit on the floor of the NYSE during the trading day, pre 9/11). I also benefit from a series four week-long seminars on real estate economic development training via classes and tests to become certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). (Never used one bit of it in my career, but it sure helps to understand IRR for REITs now.)
Long-term strategic thinker and investor since the early 1980s focused on DGI of revenue-growing cash-flow cows. Three-tiered portfolio with a) majority in a foundation of core large-cap SWANs with no dividend cuts in the past one or two recessions, b) Mid- and small-cap growers in industries with long runways (such as data center reits), and c) willing to consider a nominal allocation where appropriate in speculatives for home runs (none currently).
As a retiree, I restrict investments to companies with 1) steady, monthly, growing top line revenue, 2) growing cash flow and income and dividends, 3) strong long-term runway for product/service demand, 4) with strong controls over expenses and little overhead %. Investing for both growing dividends and total return. These characteristics, particularly increasing dividends during hard times, build wealth over time by compounding including reinvestment in the Roth and traditional IRAs. I find many selective REITs to strongly fulfill these specific portfolio criteria more than many non-reits (particularly economic-sensitive including cyclicals and banks).
Owning companies with great fundamentals means few or no worries about the thousands of minute-by-minute price overreactions when Mr. Market has another bi-polar manic tantrum. I just remind myself that I own great companies with strong fundamentals in sound long-term growing businesses having growing cash flows and dividends. Selloffs are welcomed as the greatest of opportunities: value buying matters enormously, with overpaying being my biggest past mistakes and best lesson learned.
My career experience In accounting and finance provides critical skills sets for investing, of which one of the best is recognizing the exponential wealth-building power of reinvestment of divvies in deferred/tax free accounts. Some Einstein said compounding is the 8th wonder of the world. Dividend reinvestment with div growth is double compounding growth, and results in parabolic/exponential returns. I say double compounding is the 9th wonder of the world.
SA handle explanation: photo - Lennon Rickenbacker 350 model. former member of 60's/Beatles bands, harp, keyboards, backing vocals, occasional lead vocal. Met Paul in '74. Twice. At his home. #7 Cavendish Ave, St Johns Wood. A few blocks from EMI studios at Abbey Road (if you're going to London).
Family Office, Hedge Fund Manager, Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Markets traded, Interest Rates, Currencies, Metals, Energy, Stock Indices, Selected stocks, 20+ years as a professional trader including time on the floor, for more information see https://peterknightadvisor.com/
Many years experience both as an institutional equity analyst and in accounting. Global coverage. Keen on academic & commercial research. We all have different opinions but if you start babbling horse dung then prepare for a wild ride. Your choice.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
MTR Investors Group was founded in mid 2008. Since that time our primary goal is to provide powerful and profitable investment research tools to stock and option investors/traders. We do not provide buy or sell recommendations on any stock, etf, or other investments. We simply provide powerful tools for stock and option investors and traders.
The following are the primary tools we provide (we also provide economic models and advanced charting):
I. Expert Option Search
Our Credit Spread. Iron Condor, Covered Call and Cash Secured Put screener is one of the most powerful tools we provide to the individual investor. Powerful features such probability of assignment, downside protection, and many others. Our screener helps option traders make the best decision possible when writing Covered Calls, Naked Puts, Credit Spreads, and Iron Condors.
Many investors use our option screener to monitor a long term portfolio and select the best covered calls to sell on their portfolios.
Option Writers/Sellers use our option screener to find options with the highest probability of expiring worthless.
II. Stock Miner
Stock Miner is use to analyze stocks from a monthly and weekly historical performance. We use Stock Miner for weekly and monthly trade setups.
III. Stock Market Scout (SMS) & Stock Market Level (SML)
We use SMS as a model to indicate allocating cash to an index ETF (such as SPY) by going long on Green, cash on Yellow, short on Red (or stay in cash). We use SML to indicate if the market is overbought or oversold. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell SPY.
semi-retired business owner/operator
learning the hard way in the market since FYQ2-2013
yeah, I'm buying risky, but my cashes are mostly 20-60%, holding losers as long as I can to see...
I'm trying to work a niche between day trader and buy and hold
I used to have a number of wolf hybrids and am very empathetic to the recovery of the Wolf
I am a CPA, CFE and have a BA in finance. I don't like to lose money.
If there are any bank stocks you would like to have regular quarterly/semi-annual coverage on let me know, I add a lot of names throughout the year but want to provide regular coverage for interested readers.
Retired. I worked in the utility industry for 30 years, mostly nuclear operations, Power Systems generation, distribution and scheduling. I have been trading stocks for about 15 years and options for 3 years. I trade long, short, value and contraian.