Michael Stojsavljevich (STOY-SAV-LA-VICH) served as Chief Strategy Officer at the United States Mint from February 2007 to February 2011. While at the United States Mint, Mr. Stojsavljevich advised the Director of the United States Mint on strategic planning, economic issues, marketing strategy, and legislative initiatives, as well as leading the United States Mint’s rebrand initiative which was awarded the prestigious 2011 Rebrand global “Best of Award.” For his services, Mr. Stojsavljevich was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Secretary Hank Paulson. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stojsavljevich worked at Altria Corporate Services, Philip Morris USA and Miller Brewing Company in marketing, finance, and corporate affairs roles. Mike also served as a military interpreter for the Department of Defense on peacekeeping operations in Bosnia during Operation Joint Guard, from 1997-1998. Currently, Mr. Stojsavljevich is a Managing Partner at Episteme Advisory Group, a boutique advisory firm focusing on market strategy and innovation, brand positioning, economic feasibility and strategic pricing solutions.
Elliott Orsillo, CFA is a founding member of Season Investments and serves on the investment committee overseeing the management of client assets. He spent nearly ten years as a financial analyst and portfolio manager prior to co-founding Season Investments. Elliott earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Oral Roberts University and a Master's of Science from Stanford University with an emphasis in Finance. He also holds the CFA charter. Elliott and his wife Gigi have three children and like to spend their time outdoors enjoying everything the great state of Colorado has to offer.
I have 10 kids and 28 grand kids with 3 great grand kids now.
I bought my first stock a good 70 years ago and have been trading dividend paying stocks and profiting from them for well over 50 years now. I sell when I think it is needed but I buy for the long term. I am somewhat of a bottom-fisher - I like to look for the deal on a company I want to own anyway.
I have traded commodities in the past, but I prefer to use ETFs for them instead of buying them now as they trade easier and make it easier to keep my two personal portfolios balanced overall.
In my Core Portfolio - I keep at 85% dividend paying stocks with a 7+ year record of RAISING them along with 15% Gold and Silver. I rarely sell these but spend time weekly on each one keeping up with the news and reports on them.
In my Speculation (or Exploration) Portfolio - I keep stocks that cut their dividend and were sold, but re-purchased them when they dropped to a point where they are attractive again. A trade sequence on these usually ends up with me having a zero-cost basis for the shares I kept and cash ahead also. I also keep stocks in this one that I know are trading in a channel so I buy low and collect dividends until they go back up to my target price and I - again - have a zero cost-basis and free stock when I sell. This is also where stocks that I have found attractive because of low value metrics and are trending up are kept for as long as I am in the trade. As Jesse Livermoore said "No stock is too low to sell or too high to buy." He made millions by following the trends and never lost money unless he went against his own disciplines. I try to keep that in mind with my trades.
I have had a wide range of jobs in my lifetime - Law Enforcement, Professional Gambler and Gold Prospector among them. I use my experience to help me figure out what comes next.
After completing my BA in Economics, I joined the Bank of Canada's Financial Stability Department in May 2008 (see link for research http://www.bankofcanada.ca/author/etienne-bordeleau-2/).
I am now completing my MBA at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and will work at Sprott Asset Management LP during the summer.
Small tool and die shop owner
Conservative / cautious outlook
Have aversion to any type of debt
Looking to solidify my portfolio in preparation for D-day / next crisis
Area of interest : PM, nat gas, oil and some manufacturing