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Retired, living in South Florida. We have been investing for 40 years and lean towards a conservative approach with dividend paying blue chips, as well as a small amount of short term risk plays. We hedge with option strategies, and watch trends. We have always handled our own portfolio, and... More
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  • Why Do I Write for Seeking Alpha 5 comments
    Oct 30, 2011 8:25 AM
    I have received lots of messages asking me why I write for SA....so I figured that i would write an instablog so that people can easily read my reply and note my reasons:

    1) I believe that SA has opened up the investing world to a HUGE audience and continues to grow.

    2) The diversity of authors, opinions, and strategies are compelling for every level of investor, from novice to veteran.

    3) I personally do NOT write my premium articles for "other" authors, but to the huge audience of readers that come here seeking help, looking for different answers, and would like to be able to understand what they are reading.......Seeking Alpha allows me to do this!

    4) I am NOT a financial advisor or a stock market whiz...I am simply an individual investor who has 40 years of investing experience and plenty to say on a wide array of subjects.

    50 i absolutely LOVE what I am doing, and look forward to almost every minute of everyday to interact with people from everywhere, who share common ground with me, and to learn from the other authors as well....Seeking Alpha has been a true God Send for me, and to the web based world of investors and investments!

    I sincerely hope that everyone enjoys my style, and understands my goals....to break the world of investing down to a level that many more people can embrace, and implement...as well as enjoy reading!

    Thanks for everyones support!

    Regarded Solutions
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  • Hello again RS, thanks for your replies. I am continuing to read over your blog and articles that bolsters my own opinion after having tried trading (the DOT com thing and others before all this volatility started). Trading has become mostly a fruitless endeavor. It now means pitting yourself against the likes of proprietary traders, bank black box (logarithms/programs) trading and Charles Kirk wannabes. Not long ago, after thinking a more conservative approach would be better regarding traversing my senior years, but also attempting to get some outside market timing advice to remove psychology from my trading moves. I chose the Ardin sisters. After paying two months heed to their rather amateur monthly investment letter I decided they were not any better in tune to economical and political matters than myself. Besides, I often pictured those two swinging in their hammocks an ocean away and laughing to themselves while all those checks just kept rolling into their state side office. There was so much slack in their advice that any twitch in the market meant they still held credence all the while you grew poorer. Then of course there was Mr. Kirk with his hour long chart shows on Sunday that had me falling to the floor off my chair -- fast asleep. Hey, RS, have a good one! Thanks for your generosity. Vaughn
    30 Oct 2011, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I used to fall asleep and wish they would just go away! LOL.....I really appreciate your comments moat, and support....you understand where i am coming from!
    30 Oct 2011, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • No matter how much you know (better equated to how much you think you know) never give up seeking information from others. Even though a senior now, unlike so many others my age, I am never over confident regarding anything financial -- especially investing and keeping my head above what most perceive as waters too treacherous to traverse. Instead, there has never been a better time than the present to seek a better return than allowing the banks to invest your funds and paying you a pittance, if anything.
    30 Oct 2011, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • I absolutely like your style and enjoy the "conversations". Your articles are interesting, informative, and timely. Plus, for the most part, you seem to attract a "different sort" of clientele, i.e., experienced folks who are actually capable of thoughtful communication. Very refreshing these days. Keep up the great work.
    1 Nov 2011, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Wow BA......I really appreciate the kind words!
    1 Nov 2011, 07:00 PM Reply Like
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