In 1981 Allen founded Allen and Caron, which now has offices in Irvine, California, and New York City, with affiliates in London and Milan. He spent the 1970s in various areas of media and communications. Initially he was an editor and later a marketing manager for scholarly and educational book publishers; he then moved on to serve in the cutting-edge public affairs department at Atlantic Richfield Company in the mid-1970s. When he left Atlantic Richfield, he became vice president and general manager of the southern California region of Bozell & Jacobs Public Relations. Allen has served on the boards of several small companies, including Westergaard.com, the publishing enterprise of the late John Westergaard. He is the co-author of a college text on system life cycles and books on business communications and continuing education. He has written a book on sandcastles, and has written on a variety of topics for numerous leading magazines and newspapers, and has been active in several charities. He is currently working on a family memoir and a novel. Allen has also been a contributing author for the "Inside the Minds" series of C-Level Business Intelligence™ books published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business. His contributions include a chapter in Public Relations Leadership Strategies titled Investor Relations: Creating a Dialogue with the Investor and a chapter in Public Relations Best Practices 2008-2009 titled Cross-Border Companies: A Fast-Increasing Trend in Investor Relations.
I am currently work as a manager in a trading firm based in Mumbai, India. I have traded index futures and currencies for the past four years on my personal account and professionally.
Completed my MS in Financial Engineering from NYU-Poly, and BS in Computer Science from Mumbai University.
My primary philosophy is to identify strong macro driven trends in currencies, index futures, commodities and occasionally in individual stocks, early on. Generally these are created by central bank actions, elections, or a financial/military crisis.
I have been a dividend investor since my retirement in late 2003. I diversify by sector, domestic vs. international, and by cap size. I do not invest in stocks that don't pay dividends. I am risk averse and limit my investment in a single equity to 1% of my total assets or less. As a result of this 'rule', I have more than 100 equities in my portfolio.
Deep value, contrarian investor with a very long term outlook (35 + years). Believe in dividend investing which is growing more challenging every year with the increasing velocity of change within the global economy. Resident of Florida but I have a sweet spot for Boston and Buffalo. I live well below my means and invest the difference. Fiscally conservative , father of two beautiful little angels and married to my college sweetheart. We hope to retire one day to Hawaii, if my DGI investing is fruitful.
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.