Jon D. Markman brings a unique perspective and unparalleled insights to his role as a Money Morning contributor. And with good reason: During the past two decades, Markman has worked as both a journalist/commentator and as an actual portfolio manager. In addition to his contributions to Money Morning, Markman manages The Markman Portfolios, and is the editor of two premium investment research services: Strategic Advantage and Trader's Advantage. From 1982 to 1997, Markman was an editor, reporter and investments columnist at the Los Angeles Times. In 1992 and 1994 he was a news editor on staffs that won Pulitzer Prizes, the top award a journalist can receive. From 1997 to 2002, Markman was managing editor of CNBC on MSN Money. He received Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists regional and national awards for his 2001 reporting on the Enron scandal, as well as for his work chronicling the financial impact of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. He has also received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism for his work exposing flaws in the management of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Markman is the author of four books, including the bestsellers Online Investing (1999) and Swing Trading (2003). His fourth book - an annotated version of the widely read investment classic, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - debuted in late 2009. Markman is also the co-inventor on two investment-software patents. A graduate of both Duke University and Columbia University, Markman is a regular guest on radio and television, and at investment conferences - sought out for his insights on stocks, credit and the global economy. Markman lives with his family in Seattle. Disclaimer: Money Morning and Stansberry & Associates Investment Research are separate companies, and entirely distinct. Their only common thread is a shared parent company, Agora Inc. Agora Inc. was named in the suit by the SEC and was exonerated by the court, and thus dropped from the case. Stansberry & Associates was found civilly liable for a matter that dealt with one writer’s report on a company. The action was not a criminal matter. The case is still on appeal, and no final decision has been made.
Mast is a retired self directed investor. Relatively new to world of self directed portfolio. Mast worked for a Fortune 10 Company for 30+ year. The goal is to manage her and husband portfolio effectively so that they can live of the dividend income. Actively investing as a self directed investor since 2008. Mistakes has been made along the way, but did not experience a lost just did not optimized the Portfolio.
Growth & Income. There are two Portfolio.
Husband's portfolio consist of low-beta dividend-growth stocks found in the Consumer Staples, Healthcare, Utilities, and Telecom sectors sprinkle with a few REITs.
Mast portfolio consist of Dividend income growth stock along with higher beta stocks. However, the two portfolio are looked at holistically to ensure
Twenty years of experience as the primary customer contact working with senior management and operations personnel of Fortune 1000 and mid market companies. Career experience includes working for computer equipment manufacturing, software and business services companies. Experience includes: logistics, Lean Manufacturing Principles, procurement, software technology and lease financing. Software experience includes applications supporting: Transportation Management, Electronic Document Management, ERP, Plant Reliability (TPM) and data storage.