I am a dividend investor and look for undervalued investments in the stock market. I identify misunderstood and undervalued equity investments and hold those securities until their price approximates my estimate of intrinsic value. I am a long-term investor only.
I am building a $100,000 high-yield income portfolio. I am running this portfolio as an experiment to see if long-term sustainable income can be generated from a diversified pool of high-risk, high-yield securities. I am willing to accept high risk in order to meet my performance goals.
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I am a retired college faculty in Philosophy, with specializations in Ethics, Socio-political Theory and Rational Choice/Decision Theory. My teaching focus was on Business Ethics, Medical Ethics and Logic. After retirement I freelanced as a Grant Writer/Fund Raising Consultant. I have taught at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and St. Louis Community College.
I believe that potential investments ought to be evaluated through an examination of their fundamentals - i.e., fundamental analysis. Those investments can then be analyzed with respect to whatever criteria an investor may wish to bring to bear, but at least the investments they make will be more or less fundamentally sound. For me, one of the more important features of an investment (after fundamentals are satisfied) is dividend yield. I expect my investment to earn money for me.
I also believe that the day of the "traditional" investment strategy based on one's age/proximity to retirement is over. To be sure, one wants to put one's money in places where it is more secure, but in the day and age of internet-based investment services, a variety of ETFs, and reasonably safe investment vehicles, there is no need for retired people to stick the bulk of their assets in relatively unprofitable treasury notes and bonds.
David is a Managing Partner at FMD Capital Management, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm specializing in exchange-traded funds. He has years of experience constructing and implementing actively managed growth and income portfolios using ETFs, CEFs, and mutual funds.
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My name is Phil Mause. I am a Senior Advisor with the Pacific Economics Group, focusing on energy, regulatory and valuation issues. I retired from 40 years of law practice earlier this year. I am a yield oriented investor and in the last two years, I have done reasonably well in junk bonds, BDCs, mortgage REITS, and dividend paying blue chip stocks. As an avocation, I dabble in stand up comedy.
Anthony Welch is a founder and portfolio manager at Sarasota Capital Strategies, an investment advisory firm specializing in unique portfolio management featuring primarily Exchange Traded Funds. He has been involved in the financial industry for more than 21 years.
Mr. Welch is invited to speak to financial advisor audiences around the country and has been often quoted in most major financial publications. He holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant as well as a degree in Finance from The University of South Florida. Mr. Welch is a member of the National Association of Active Investment Managers.
Now consulting start-up RIAs and CTAs, but most recently Managing Director at start-up investment advisor, Julex Capital Management, developing and marketing dynamic asset allocation ETF Managed Products and services to financial planners and institutions providing downside management and upside participation and consistent returns in both bull and bear markets. Previously, as head of U.S. Portfolio Management for Sun Life Financial for 12 years, actively directed client-focused portfolio management for $37 billion in insurance company investment portfolios to maximize risk-adjusted return. Managed asset mix, credit quality, liquidity, duration, and derivatives exposures for 80+ life insurance, annuity, and surplus portfolios. Specialties in asset allocation, fixed income management, interest rate risk hedging, and immunized portfolio construction. BA Boston College, MBA Boston College, CFA Charterholder earned in 1989.
10 years investing in $10 or less stocks. My portfolio has grown from an initial $4K investment to well over a million in that period of time. I specialize in identifying under-the-radar, unloved stocks with great upside.
Brad Thomas is a research analyst and he currently writes weekly for Forbes and Seeking Alpha where he maintains research on many publicly-listed REITs. In addition, Thomas is the Senior Analyst at iREIT Forbes and Editor of the Forbes Real Estate Investor, a monthly subscription-based newsletter.
Thomas has also been featured in Forbes Magazine, Kiplinger’s, US News & World Report, Money, NPR, Institutional Investor, GlobeStreet, and Fox Business. He was the #1 contributing analyst on Seeking Alpha in 2014 (as ranked by TipRanks) and he is currently writing a book on the legendary investor Donald Trump.
Thomas has co-authored a book (The Intelligent REIT Investor) that is available on Amazon.
Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Economics from Presbyterian College where he played basketball. He resides in South Carolina with his wife and kids.
Michael Lee, founder of Epsilon in Chico, California, is a passionate business professional who has helped establish successful businesses and uses this experience to meet the needs of businesses, non-profits, and individuals with whom he works. The backgrounds of Lee and his consulting staff include finance, accounting, investing, business development, design, and marketing.
Also the developer of The Stock Advisor smartphone apps, a series of apps that deliver recommendations and investment education to its users, Epsilon has successfully outreached its services to clients around the world and continues to look for better ways to assist individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.
More information can be found at www.epsilonfbd.com or by searching for "The Stock Advisor" in your smartphone's app store.
Kapitall is the online finance platform for the next generation, where investing is as easy as drag, drop and trade. With an intuitive and playful user experience, Kapitall offers tools that make it easy to build virtual and real brokerage portfolios, share ideas and research stocks and funds.
Tim Iacono is the founder of the investment website 'Iacono Research', a subscription service providing market commentary and investment advisory services specializing in natural resources.
He also writes a financial blog known as 'The Mess That Greenspan Made', a sometimes irreverent look at the many and varied after-effects of the Greenspan term at the Federal Reserve.
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Chief Investment Officer, Stanford Wealth Management. Retired senior exec of Charles Schwab. 36 years active and reserve military service -- 6 in special operations, 30 in the intelligence community. Geopolitical analyst.
Author -- investment book Bringing Home the Gold.
Editor -- The Investor’s Edge®. In the 16 years from inception through year-end 2015, the Investor’s Edge® Growth & Value Portfolio increased in value from $250,000 to $1,038,453. That same $250,000 invested in the S&P 500 rose to just $422,905. (Past results are no guarantee of future performance; maybe those 16 years were pure luck.)
Featured in Forbes, Barrons, The Wall Street Journal, Financial World, Wall Street Transcript, Global Investing, Welling on Wall Street, etc.
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Stephen Yu is a CFA Charterholder and the President of Lumen Funds. From October, 1997 through December, 2014, discretionary, unlevered portfolios returned an average of 10.4% annually. The portfolios are long-only and employ value, contrarian, and event-driven strategies. Contact: email@example.com
Christopher Ecclestone is a strategist at Hallgarten & Company LLC (http://www.hallgarten.com/default4.asp/) specialising in mining. From 2004 to 2007 he was the strategist for a U.S. equity long/short hedge fund and a Balkan Eastern/European equity hedge fund. Prior to Hallgarten Ecclestone was the head of research at Polyconomics, an economic think-tank in New Jersey which he had joined in 2001. Before joining the think-tank, he was the head of research at the pioneering Argentine equity research house, Buenos Aires Trust Company, from 1991 until 2001. During that time, Buenos Aires Trust worked via distribution arrangements with Banamex and later Interacciones. Prior to his arrival in Argentina, he worked in London beginning in 1985 as a corporate finance and equities analyst and as a freelance consultant on the restructuring of the securities industry. Earlier, he worked for the Federal and State governments in Australia. He is a native of Melbourne, Australia. He graduated in 1981 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Hardassetsinvestor.com (http://hardassetsinvestor.com/) is a Van Eck Associates-sponsored, research oriented Web site devoted to sharing ideas about hard assets investing. The site has been developed as an educational resource for both individual and institutional investors interested in learning more about commodity equities, commodity futures and gold (the three major components of the hard assets marketplace). The site focuses on hard assets investing, without endorsing or recommending any particular investment product or approach.
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Jack Lifton is an Independent consultant and commentator, focusing on the market fundamentals and future end use trends of the rare metals. He specializes in the sourcing of nonferrous strategic metals and on due diligence studies of businesses in that space. His work includes exploration, mining, refining and the recovery of metal values by the recycling of not only metals and their alloys but also of metal-based chemicals used as raw materials for component manufacturing.
Mr. Lifton has more than 50 years of experience in the global OEM automotive, heavy equipment, electrical and electronic, mining, smelting, and refining industries. His background includes the sourcing, manufacturing, and sales of platinum group metal products, rare earth compounds, and ceramic specialties used to make catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, batteries, and fuel cells. He is knowledgeable in locating and analyzing new and recycled supplies of 'minor metals' including tellurium, selenium, indium, gallium, silicon, germanium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, chromium, and the rare earth metals.
Today he primarily consults to institutional investors doing due diligence on metals related opportunities and to natural resource ventures on technologies and markets.
Jack wrote a weekly column on minor metals for Resource Investor for three years until December 2008, during which he authored more than 125 original articles. He is also speaks on minor metals fundamentals and end-uses at private, public, and professional meetings.
Since 2007 he has made presentations at conferences, seminars, and workshops all over the world more than 50 times.
David Kugelman is the President of Atlanta Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity and investor relations consulting firm, and the Publisher of the small-cap stock newsletter, OTC Stock Review. Mr. Kugelman has been in the Investment industry since 1986 and has held the National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 licenses, as well as the Certified Financial Manager designation. In the past, he has worked for Thomson McKinnon, Bear Stearns, and Merrill Lynch, as well as two regional Investment Banking Firms. In addition to managing investments for both individuals and corporate clients, Mr. Kugelman structured transactions servicing middle market institutional funds by providing corporate clients access to public financial markets including external funding, strategic alliances, restructurings, acquisitions, and business strategy formation.
At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Kugelman was a Financial Advisor and Investment Advisor Representative working mainly with middle market institutional funds, corporations, family offices and Defined Benefit plans. Acting in a financial advisory role, he specialized in retirement and estate planning, tax and asset strategies, philanthropic vehicles, and banking and lending services. A fondness for the pursuit of growth-stocks prompted Mr. Kugelman to leave Merrill Lynch in February, 2003 and found Atlanta Capital Partners and the OTC Stock Review.
As President of Atlanta Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Kugelman has provided strategic business planning and public relations services to a diverse number of small and large public and privately held companies. Drawing on close to 30 years of contacts in the investment industry, Mr. Kugelman has carefully built relationships worldwide with Retail Brokerage Firms, Investment Bankers, Analysts, Fund Managers, and Independent Investors by introducing them to undiscovered opportunities. This has resulted in the introduction of more than $200 million in funding and increased investor awareness for many public and privately held companies. Today Mr. Kugelman is regarded as an astute corporate finance specialist and valued asset to many small companies seeking to raise funds in the US or International equity markets.
As Publisher of the OTC Stock Review, Mr. Kugelman frequently lectures on small-cap stocks and growth companies. He has lectured extensively for brokerage firms and investment clubs, as well as being featured in numerous publications. The OTC Stock Review uses a Bottom-Up approach to investing by focusing on a specific company rather than on the industry in which that company operates or on the economy as a whole. The OTC Stock Review looks for pure plays on fast-growing, microcap companies with less than $250 million in market capitalization. The print version is extremely high quality, 8-pages with a magazine like appearance. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Library of Congress, our ISSN Number is 1939-3113 for our printed publication and 1939-3121 for the online version. Using a combination of fundamental and technical criteria to identify growth stocks with tremendous upside potential, OTC Stock Review boasts numerous stock picks with returns between 25% and 1,000%.
James Conrad, Ph.d., is and has been, an investor and trader of stocks, bonds, options, and precious metals for 37 years. He is also the editor of a closed circulation daily market newsletter, which provides investment news, analysis and opinion. Because of the time-sensitive nature of the information contained in the newsletter, subscriptions are not currently open to the public. New subscribers are accepted only on recommendation of existing subscribers. His articles on Seeking Alpha, and elsewhere, however, mirror the subject matter, analysis and opinions currently covered in the newsletter.