I focus on investments in the oil & gas & MLP sectors with an eye for dividend income growth and long-term capital appreciation. I typically allocate a portion of my own portfolio and devote some of my Seeking Alpha articles to small and medium sized companies offering compelling risk/reward propositions. I am an engineer, not a qualified investment advisor. While the information and data presented in my articles are obtained from company documents and/or sources believed to be reliable, they have not been independently verified. Therefore, I cannot guarantee its accuracy. I advise investors conduct their own research and/or consult a qualified investment advisor. I explicitly disclaim any liability that may arise from investment decisions you make based on my articles. Thanks for reading and I wish you much success with your investments.
I have had 2 major jobs in my life: I was a Psychiatric Counselor for Adolescents in Rockville,Md. for 12 years. The Lodge was Freudian but I was Behavorial-somehow it worked. My true passion was antiques. In 1983,near burnout,I became a full time antiques dealer with my mother. We had a successful business until this past year when I was forced into semi-retirement due to the lack of interest in antiques. I still love the thrill of the hunt,do shows, and am now starting in the Estate/House sale business. 4 months ago a friend turned me on to Seeking Alpha; I have had a blast with SA-extremely informative and I love the give and take-as long as it is CIVIL.Until SA, I was using Mergent's Dividend Achiever's at $272.00 a year. Am now finding the same charts on here for free-and have been given some excellent advice by some of the contributors on here.And-this will make some of you grown-in 2008,when the market tanked,I did get good advice from Cramer on Mad Money. He said set aside money and buy;every time he picked a dinosaur Blue Chip, I bought and have done very well. SA came in as KMI and COP tanked on me;that was 9% of my portfolio. A few of the contributors on here have steered me to good 4%'ers and I am now actually ahead. My other passion is gardening,so now I have to go out and plant...
Martin Cohen has been licensed in the securities industry for more than fifty years and specializes in raising capital for business development stage growth companies and institutional alternative investment management companies. He was certified as a financial planner in 1977, co-founder of the Dallas Chapter of the IAFP, founder of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Certified Planners (ICFP), and served on the national ICFP Board. He currently serves as the EVP of Balanced Financial Securities, an investment banking broker dealer established in Dallas, Texas in 1978.
Live in Florida
Invest so as not to have to go back to work.
Love Golf and Boating, Florida is ideal.
Attended Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas,
Dental School at U of Tennessee,
Orthodontic Residency at Washington Univ. in St. Louis, Mo.
Practiced for 35 years in Jacksonville, Florida
Married to High School Sweetheart for 49 years
Two Daughters Jenni & Lisa, married to Art and Scott
Oldest with one granddaughter, will be a Jounior at Vandy.
Youngest has a grandson (13) and a granddaughter (10).
Retired, 20 year self-directed portfolio. Long term approach to investing. Best Idea: 2010 went from cash and c.d.'s to 100 % stock market, I was called crazy. Best Idea: 2014 average down cost on EMES, HCLP, fracking's sweet heart's, Weak driller out, strong will get bigger, ( think HAL - BHI) sand - sand - sand
Was raised in the "oil patch" of Oklahoma...have been an "OILY" investor for 42 years...am retired and currently follow 35 oil stocks and 5 offshore drillers. am long CLR...it pays better than CD'S and a hell of a lot better than parking it in a savings account @1/2 to 1 %...