I am a contrarian investor with a long term outlook. I am looking for stocks that offer relative value with an income component. I focus on more inefficient parts of the market such as small market capitalization stocks, stocks with low float, and closed end funds. I also look to invest in blue chip dividend paying companies that have been sold off due to short term stock specific issues.
In a past life I was a newspaper reporter/editor before getting a real job in the investment business as a stock broker/financial planner/insurance broker in the early 80's. Spent the past 12 years working to develop a private Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC), which is now the largest in terms of capital under management in Canada. Now semi-retired and managing a modest portfolio (which includes a fairly diverse selection of US mortgage REITs)