I'm the lead investment research analyst for income and dividend investing at Investors Alley, an independent investment research service. My primary role is editor of several investment advisories bringing deep dive research and actionable income and dividend investment recommendations to investors. These advisories include The Dividend Hunter, 30 Day Dividends, and Tax-Smart Income Hunter.Prior to joining Investors Alley, I was a stock broker, a Certified Financial Planner, and an F-16 fighter pilot and flight instructor with the United States Air Force. In addition to my primary duty of flying the F-16 to defend our nation's skies I was an instructor in the F-16 Flying Falcon as well as the OV-10 Bronco. During my time in the service I was stationed at various military locations in including Osan AB, Korea, Patrick AFB, Florida, and Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in mathematics.It was during those years when I was a Certified Financial Planner and helping families and individuals plan their finances and make wise investment decisions that found my second passion in life: investment research. (Flying was and still is my first.)My area of specialty is evaluating income generating investments to find the combination of sustainable and growing dividends, special dividend opportunities, and share price appreciation driven by management's commitment to dividend growth. I have a particular emphasis on master limited partnerships, business development corporations, and real estate investment trusts.I've previously written for USA Today, The Motley Fool, eHow, SFGate, Chron.com, Wikinvest.com, Moneynews.com, iStockAnalyst, among others, and have contributed vast firsthand research to a major provider of data on master limited partnerships, another area of extreme interest to me. Along with my duties with Investors Alley I'm a regular contributor to Seeking Alpha. In addition to the articles posted here on Seeking Alpha you can find my investment analysis on the Investors Alley website and the weekly newsletter, The Market Cap.
Investing my money my way. Have no use for advisors who all recommend all mega-caps with 2% yields. Buy low sell high- if bonds or stocks or anything is way up, sell some. If it goes higher sell some more. If you sell all your stuff wait till it comes down again..way way down, and buy. Low. Dividends are good. Cash is good. Long term Debt is bad almost always. That's me.
52 years old. Work for a restaurant chain as an accounting manager in Columbus, OH. Getting a late start to invest for retirement. My company droped our 401k plan and so after using the funds to eliminate some debt I am now kicking into high gear saving for retirement. Opened a Schwab Roth IRA and buying ETF's etc. Want to enhance my investment education with learing about options and futures to leverage and maximize my IRA portfolio.
Surgeon with a highly varied background. Mixture of buy and hold equities and higher risk securities and LEAP calls.
The picture is James K. Polk; one of our most successful and underrated presidents. Ran for office stating he would accomplish 4 things. Accomplished all four, died shortly after his term completely exhausted.