Mr. Olinger was formerly SVP of Finance of a NYSE transportation equipment leasing company. There he placed $2 billion in financing for the company that included securitizations, off-shore revolving credits, TRAC leases and investor programs. Prior to that he was CEO of a nationwide technical services and technology rental business that had over 300 employees and 25 offices. He was responsible for restructuring the company and transitioning it to a high quality deployment operation. He also founded and ran a venture leasing company that financed over $100 million of equipment to venture capital backed companies. He is a value oriented investor focused on fundamental analysis.
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.
I am a retired commercial banker and financial planner who manages his own portfolio. My portfolio consists almost entirely of fixed income securities, largely preferred and "baby bond ($25 par)" issues, generally below investment grade. My focus is on credit worthiness. I rely heavily on information provided in 10Qs and 10Ks.
I have had a forty year career in business, banking and finance. I retired as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities and have managed our personal investments in retirement for the past ten years. I have a B.A. in economics and am a graduate of the Prochnow Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also was organizer and president and CEO of a community bank in suburban Chicago prior to it's acquisition by a major national bank.
I am a long only investor with a balanced portfolio of growth and income equities as well as a mix of REIT, MLP, CEF and ETF investments.
I am currently 45 years old, and I have been interested in investing since I bought my first mutual fund at age 14. I have been an active trader and investor for 30+ years now. Along the way, I have worked in real estate, and as an investment and insurance representative. I am also a Chartered Financial Consultant.
I currently run a Commercial Finance Brokerage.
I am Seeking Alpha's CEO and Editor-in-Chief. My love for the stock markets goes back to when I was a kid. Who else remembers combing through the stock quotes at the back of the business section of your local paper?
I joined Seeking Alpha in 2006 and launched Wall Street Breakfast and Market Currents, our top-of-class short-form breaking news for investors. In 2010 I became editor-in-chief and in 2015 I became CEO.
I live in Jerusalem with my wife and a bunch of exceptional kids. Most days, you'll find me making the commute from Jerusalem to Raanana. Occasionally I get to work from my home-office, from where I keep an eye on the beautiful Judean Hills.
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Close to retirement age but plan to keep working for some time to come. Have invested in stock market sporadically, mostly confused and scared. It hasn't worked very well. Have a lot to learn, learn a lot from many SA folks and enjoy the sharing here.
Historically about 60% invested (minority is stocks along with a lot of "other") with 40% cash. Aiming at this stage to put more of the cash to work, and since I'm underweight in stocks/bonds, am focused there, especially but not only DGI.
Expect that I can avoid taking much if any income out for 15-20 years (except tax and the RMD), unless something unexpected happens--not a long compounding period but better than not at all.