I work for an insurance company as the director of underwriting. I am a long time investor and wanted to shed insight on an overlooked ideal in finance among the young investors. Our youthful investors have witnessed their parents losing nearly half or more of their investments for their retirement. In most cases, the parents have told their children to be very careful of the market and that there is too much risk involved with the stock market. However, now more than ever is the time to dip our feet in the water with all time low treasury rates. We can barely stay ahead of inflation with these record low rates. The rally has just begun and a cautious easing into the markets into a diverse dividend growth strategy will prevail.
I have been self-employed for the majority of my adult life, most recently as the owner of a Brick and Mortar used book store whose property my wife & I sold in 2007 when we semi-retired.
Since then, my wife and I have continued to sell books at a reduced volume online and have authored e-books as well as publishing scarce out-of-print Public Domain titles in e-book format. Our e-books are mostly non-fiction in the area of 1) U. S. Civil War, 2) U. S. Indian wars; especially those in Texas & on the Great Plains, and 3) Texas History; both as a Republic and as a state. Our e-book titles can be found by a Google or other search of my name---Harry Polizzi---for any SA readers that may be interested.
I have beed investing since the early 1960s, when commission costs on trades were astronomical and detailed information on companies was hard to come by. The Internet has made garnering company information much easier, but finding long term quality companies that pay and will continue to pay/raise dividends to provide a rising stream of income to present/future retirees, remains the difficult trick.
My main focus is to uncover these quality companies that pay, and more importantly will continue to pay the dividend income investor a (hopefully) rising stream of dividend income. For those investing for retirement income or those in retirement who need more income, my articles will outline stocks that may help reach those two goals. Occasionally I will focus on an overlooked special situation that promises to fit this same bill.
A former financial analyst, who worked at Northern Small Cap Value Fund for 3 years. After the family sold a huge real estate in Ireland, I quit working and started managing the family fund. I gained much more experience as an individual investor, and was able to beat the SPY on all occasions.
Originally from Israel and currently reside in Sacramento California. I was a competitive swimmer for 15 years, including in college, and swimming just like investing is all about patience for the right moment and hard work. Currently, I work in the reinsurance industry as a Risk Analyst on the buy-side.
I have a masters degree in sociology with main emphasis on organizational sociology and economic sociology. At the age of 11 my father got me interested in the stock market about two years before the Dotcom-Bubble burst. After that it took almost a decade until my interest in the stock market came back – since then I read everything about stocks, investing and management I can get my hands on.
I am a successful private investor who is passionate about investing in growing, high-quality, "wide moat" companies that trade below their intrinsic value. I am a CFA Charterholder and hold an MBA from an Ivy League Business School. The following are the three key pillars of my investment philosophy:
1) Great Businesses: Acquire high-quality predictable businesses with wide economic moats (i.e. sustainable competitive advantages or high barriers to entry), pricing power, strong market positions, high free cash flow generation and high returns on invested capital.
2) Excellent Management: That has significant experience in their industry, is incentivized properly with substantial ownership, and is focused on creating shareholder value by increasing free cash flow.
3) Margin of Safety: Acquire these businesses at a significant margin of safety to intrinsic value, ideally when they are out-of-favor. Attractive risk/reward relationship with strong upside potential of at least 50% and downside risk of no more than 15%. Think about valuation in terms of expected value (taking into account the probability of various upside/downside scenarios).
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Erevan with a major in finance. Now - professor at the Russian School of Economics and Management, teaching Financial Markets and Portfolio Management and Investments.
I manage quantitative-based investment strategies which utilize a mathematical technique called “genetic algorithms” and rigorous fundamental risk management.
With university team we provide consulting and legal advice for start-ups, charitable organizations and TOP companies, but my greatest passion is helping individuals break free from the grind to achieve financial independence.
Graduated in 2011 with degrees in Pre-Law and Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. Currently a Loan Officer for Numerica Credit Union with 5 years of experience. Started my MBA at Whitworth University in August of 2015. Graduating in May of 2017. Started my first Roth IRA at the age of 16, but began seriously investing closer to 2011 at the age of 22. My investment strategy is largely focused on generating retirement income from dividend-paying stocks. I do not hold any professional investment licenses, but I spend a significant amount of time educating children, teenagers, and young adults on basic finance. I also specialize in cash-flow analysis for those nearing retirement or who are in retirement.
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I focus on long-term stock opportunities in North America and Europe. My job on Seeking Alpha involves analysis of the company's financial statements in order to justify Buy/Sell recommendation, and financial modeling to forecast the company's target share price over the next twelve months.
From Portugal, educated in Portugal and in the UK. Individual investor for a relatively long time - 20 years. Higher education: Radiation Physics; Radiology; Medical Imaging; Medical Engineering;
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Hello! I am a financial info producer. The more money I help you generate by sharing my opinion here, the more folks will be available and aware of my talents and application to invest in a fund I create in the future.
You are an intelligent investor, market observer, and participant. The writings which make up my published portfolio of articles and comments are intended to aid you in your ability to earn money through good decision making and right action. I have participated and ran small businesses since I was a teenager. Therefore, My goal is to bring the insights gained on the ground floor and through constant study in all aspects of business big and small to you in my writing. My personal investment strategy is to take research and gut instinct-based positions with limited downside and large multiples available on the upside. I regularly churn through companies as I hunt for opportunities to make 150%-2000%+ returns on a given investment.
Edwin Kye is an undergraduate student at Cornell University. He has averaged 25% returns on his investments which have primarily revolved around footwear companies including Adidas, Nike, and Under Armour. He has advised analysts at various hedge funds about the sportswear and footwear industries and is currently interning for a fintech startup called Keel (keel.io) that connects you to successful investors (called Pros) and allows you to view their portfolios and trades. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributing columnist for Real Money and TheStreet.com. BA in History from Bemidji State in Minnesota. I went on to learn Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taipei.
I worked in mortgage sales at Countrywide and Bank of America until 2010 when I decided to relocate to Taiwan.
I have been a software engineer developing applications in various fields for nearly 30 years. I began investing in mutual funds for my 401(k) back in 1988.i started investing outside of my retirement account a little over 15 years ago. I used to follow a value oriented strategy, but after I saw how that worked less well than I liked during the financial crisis, I began to switch over to a more income based approach. I had always thought that dividends were important but didn't have a systematic way to evaluate stocks that paid them until I found SA and DGI. Starting around 2010, I have switched my portfolio to a DGI strategy. One of my most profitable picks turned out to be Freddie Mac, which I originally chose because I liked the dividend and because I once worked there. When it first ran into problems I increased my holdings because it still looked like a good value to me. I eventually managed to buy several thousand shares at a cost of $0.50 (I knew that was a good value) and eventually exited the stock at a price that was $5 a share above my average share cost. My biggest miss was when I sold out my 100 shares of Apple shortly after Steve Jobs returned but before he had done much to improve the companies outlook. My holdings include : ABBV CMI CVX DLR EMR LTC F GIS INTC JNJ KMI KO KHZ LMT MCD MO MSFT O OHI PG T VGR WEC XOM
Tolga is the managing partner for a private equity firm, Infinx Capital LLC. Prior to this, with a background in engineering and finance, he has held various startegic analyst and management roles in the semiconductor industry. He has significant experience in capital investment analysis, supply chain and competitive intelligence.
I like to research and analyze dividend stock and ETFs, using charts, some news and a few fundamentals. I look for medium- to long-term income from yield, either by the month or by the quarter. If they pay steady increasing dividends or are undervalued, so much the better.
I am working as a Business Analyst in Germany and have started to build up a portfolio focused on Dividend Growth, both on the high and low-end yield spectrum. Primary focus is on Blue Chips with long-reaching dividend track records. I have been investing for 2 years and have been standing on the sidelines for way too long before.
I rub shoulders with the brightest and sharpest financial minds on a full-time basis. I have made great calls, I have made stupid calls over the course of my career as a professional investment executive.
As a student of the market, I use my educational background in psychology and business to understand the market environment and identify opportunities for generating performance. I have completed my MBA, obtained my CFA charter and I am a licensed derivatives trader.
My biggest aspiration for contributing on SA is to shine a light on stocks, bonds and volatility instruments so that the readers may learn and profit. I also find writing to be quite stimulative and helps me improve my thought process, which is a huge bonus.
Vijar Kohli has a decade of experience in the investment world. He is currently the Portfolio Manager of Golden Door Asset Management, a registered investment adviser, specializing in customized separate account management for individuals and businesses.
He currently lives in New Jersey and works in New York.
Visit his site at http://www.goldendoorasset.com