I have been investing and trading since the mid 90's. I have traded the oex using options, and am now primarily interested in stocks with an emphasis on dividends and growth. I am a fan of Fibonacci and Gann for TA and believe in time and price as it relates to retracement levels as guide to when to buy or sell a position.
When I am not reading here on SA, I am traveling with my wife or fostering Great Pyrenees dogs.
Long : SDRL,PSEC,KMI,EPB,NMFC,PER,PHT,SFL,STAG,TGH,UAN,FSC,FRHLF,ARCC,,ARR,AWP
Rudy Martin is a consultant with experience in technology, communications and finance. He's also the former director of research for TheStreet.com Ratings.
Earlier he worked 25 years in investment research and management positions with Fidelity Investments, Lincoln National, Dean Witter Reynolds and Transamerica Investments. He began his career as a securities investment analyst at Duff and Phelps where he published equity and fixed income securities investment recommendations.
Mr. Martin frequently speaks about financial markets and global equity investing. He has been featured in numerous publications and online media outlets.
Martin holds a master’s degree in finance from Kellogg Northwestern University and is active in non-profit organizations such as Mission Economic Development Agency.
I manage investments for high net worth individuals and defined contribution plans. I have worked for 25+ years as a commercial banker, private equity analyst and investment adviser. Undergraduate degree in finance from Indiana University, and MBA in accounting & finance from the University of Chicago. I do my own analysis of all investments, and have a strong value bias.
OK, it's now about three years after I first started lurking around SA and one year into my retirement. Thanks to getting heavily back into the market in 2009 and jumping into the world of high div and high div growth stocks (MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, and some of the 4+% big cap div growth stocks), I can afford a few speculative trades now and then.
My timing was perfect with early to mid 2009 as a major entry point for me for 90% of my portfolio. However, my speculative trades and channel trades have not worked out so well timing wise, but I keep these trades to 5-10% of the total investment portfolio.
Currently, working on techniques to minimize risks to income from investments while minimizing the time required to maintain the stocks in the portfolio. Investment income and a pension from a high-tech company are more than enough to support my wife and I at 57 and 62 years, respectively, and we've decided not to draw social security early.
I continue to think SA is one of the best avenues around for learning and sharing about investing, and encourage everyone to always do their own DD. May one day become a contributor.
Retired running own money. Have managed both closed and open end funds in both fixed income and equity. Was president of 35 Bil investment advisor. Managed 80 investment professionals and support people