Marc is a frequent contributor to Investment U and also The Oxford Club’s Income Specialist and Editor of The Oxford Income Letter. He is the author of the best seller "Get Rich with Dividends". His investment career started out at the trading desk of Carlin Equities in San Francisco, CA, where he executed dozens of trades each day for his clients. As a Senior Analyst with Avalon Research Group, his buy recommendation gained 17.8% versus the S&P 500′s 5.9%. While there, Marc started and headed the technical research products division, in addition to his fundamental duties. Marc also looked at the market with a journalist’s skeptical eye as a columnist for The Street, where he broke several stories on companies in the biotech sector. His contrarian recommendations (including shorts) gained 12.6% annualized versus the S&P 500′s gain of 0.5%. Along with Oxford Club publications, Marc has appeared on Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo! Finance and been published in the online version of The Wall Street Journal, The Street, U.S News and World Report and was featured on NPR’s “The Story.” 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.
Recent retiree converting traditional retirement account assets to dividend-producing stocks.
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I'm a 66 year old newly retired (03/2014) ex computer programmer(AS400). I have been dabbling in the market for the last 15 years or so, and consider myself as still an amateur, but a serious one. Anticipating retirement, I have been focusing on dividend paying stocks these past few years. In the past I made some moneys picking stocks but never really mastered the concepts of "what to buy" and "when to sell". I find myself much more comfortable pursuing dividends than a growth in stock price. Right now I am living on a combination of my SS, a $700 month pension from the Wisconsin State Retirement Fund, and some withdrawals from a couple of smallish 457 plans I invested in when working for municipal government (before my last job which was in private industry). These 457s should exhaust themselves around the time that I am 70 1/2 at which point I will start utilizing my primary 401k which I have been funding these past 15 years.
Recently I moved my company 401k fund from BMO Harris to a self-directed IRA with Scottrade. As of this point, it is just sitting there uninvested. I had planned on putting it all in some low-fee ETFs, but with the market at all-time highs am unsure if this is a good time to buy things when stocks, in general, are at their highest price.
My experience on Seeking Alpha is one that is a warning to others. Your posts will be rejected if they don't comply with the views of the moderation team. I have had 4 posts rejected for so called blanket dismissal of the writers argument, whatever that means. Having googled to see if others have a similar issue it's clear that others do and what was once a website to air views is now nothing but a shill website for Wall Street and those who peddle certain complimentary views. Anyone else is unwelcome and this is called professional and objective. Go figure....