I am a freelance writer, professional options trader, and MBA student. I am focused on building a value-oriented, income-generating portfolio of solid companies with good fundamentals. I publish the research I conduct in pursuit of this goal on Seeking Alpha. I look for cheap earnings, out of favour opportunities, and good total-return risk/reward payoff expectations, which usually means dividends. I focus on businesses that are easy to understand and generate consistent revenue.. Passive indexing has reached a fever pitch in terms of popularity and I believe it has made many investors blind to the inherent risks in the market. Based on my learning and experience, I believe a slow and steady value-oriented approach complemented by conservative options strategies such as covered calls and cash-secured puts can outperform traditional long-only approaches over the long-term. Options and Canadian stocks are my specialties.
Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.
Jeff is the principal of Kronos Management, a specialist in energy project development and investment advisory. He holds the FINRA Series 3 and is currently managing a family portfolio with a focus on commodities and currencies.