Originally from Maryland, near Washington D.C., I now reside in Kentucky. My education is a B.A. in history (with a focus on military history) and a minor in chemistry. I served in the Air Force during the first Gulf War. My hobbies include military history, war gaming (board/card/computer), gardening, stargazing, and writing. I started reading articles on Seeking Alpha back in 2007, but joined later in 2008. Though I don't comment much, I do visit this site often and read a lot of articles. My first stock investment was in 2005, so I consider myself a novice investor. I focus mainly on dividend paying stocks for my investments.
I am a busy surgeon with a particular interest in personal finance and investing. My father, a retired financial advisor, taught me discipline and the power of dividends and compound interest. I do not feel it is necessary to employ expensive, self-motivated brokers or managers to invest one's money.
Founded in 2008 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine focusing on Canadian technology.
The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”. Waddell, who is Senior Editor, is routinely called on by the mainstream media for perspective on Canadian tech stocks, having been featured on BNN, CTV News Channel, and the CBC program “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” in addition to mainstream print media such as The International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, The Waterloo Record , Canadian Business, Slate, and Business Insider.