Own over 50 dividend paying stocks. Our holdings by sector. Animal Health/Dental: PDCO. Chemical/Agriculture: DOW, DD, FMC and MON. Consumer Defensive: KO, PG, MO, KMB, GIS, MDLZ, CLX, CL, KHC, HSY and SJM. Consumer Cyclical: SBUX, NKE and COH. Healthcare: ABT, ABBV, BMY,BAX, DGX, JNJ, LLY, PFE, MRK and HYH. Tech: ADP, ORCL, IBM, INTC, GLW, HPQ, HPE, NATI and TXN. Industrial: EMR, ITW, JCI, MMM, HON and GE. Telecom: T and VZ. Utility: AEP Miscellaneous: AVY, CDK, FAST, FBHS and SPGI.
Dr. Hirschberger is a Principal and the CEO of Strategic Min-Metals, AG, Vienna, a niche company focused on the exploitation of Minor Metals in selected countries. He previously organized and operated Global Min-Metal Holdings, SA, an exploration/mining company, developing Manganese ore principally in Panama. He also served recently as an independent director of a TSX-listed exploration company with Antimony interests.
He held various positions with the Wall Street firms of White, Weld & Company, Northern Trust, Societe Générale S.A. in New York and his own firm, Healthcare Capital Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as a senior analyst; Managing Director in Corporate Finance, and a venture capitalist focused on early stage medical device and specialty pharmaceutical companies, respectively.
Vittorio has been a full time investor and portfolio manager since 2013.
Prior to 2013 he served as Vice President of Operations, Director of Corporate Strategy, and Director of Marketing for a Fortune 500 natural gas transmission and distribution company.
Prior to this he was a Principal with Mercer Management Consulting and Gemini Consulting.
Vittorio holds an M.S. in the Management of Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Ph.D. in Engineering from MIT, and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
I work full-time in the healthcare analytics world, play too many fantasy sports, and generally have a love for economics and data. I have been trading stocks for the last 15 years, with two main strategies. One is longer-term, targeting companies that are poised to benefit from macro economic shifts in behavior over a long horizon (i.e., renewable energy). The other is more of a swing-trading approach, targeting blue-chips that are 'on-sale' in the short term, but where I think their business model is still viable.