I am an individual investor with over eight years trading experience in equities and options. I hold an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. My work has brought me to different parts of the world, most recently spending two years in London creating a global supply management strategy for a multinational financial services firm.
During my time overseas I gained insight into global financial markets through my relationships with traders, investment bankers, asset managers and exchange operators. I became more intrigued with the inner-workings of the global financial system and decided to steer my graduate education toward the subject matter of international business and finance. Taking advantage of the five hour time difference between London and New York I found time to trade more frequently and gain experience with different investing strategies.
My investing focus is on current income. I hold a portfolio composed primarily of dividend growth stocks and augment my income strategy through the use of short options. My focus as a writer is to identify value opportunities on income producing securities for the intermediate and long term. I also like to look at different entry and exit strategies using options as a way to enhance current income and manage risk.