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Martin Vlcek is a full-time investor and analyst who has been actively investing and managing money for more than 15 years. Martin has an Economics degree. Martin’s investment philosophy is to hold a truly diversified portfolio of investments across asset classes with low or negative correlation and a positive carry if possible. His primary stock investment focus is on undervalued small-cap stocks with favorable risk-to-reward ratio and upcoming catalysts.
Martin became a full-time investor and money manager after a 15-year career in online marketing where he was one of the pioneers of the pay-per-click search. Martin later held managerial positions at several Fortune 500 companies and also managed his own startup company.
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My investment strategy focuses on balanced investing between short and long stocks. I follow a 'buy-and-hold' strategy for companies with strong fundamentals, while I short sell distressed companies with flawed fundamentals.
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Kevin H graduated Cum Laude from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Minor in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in a Big 4 public accounting firm (i.e. Ernst &Young, KPMG, Deloitte, or PwC) for about three years primarily servicing clients in the credit services and life sciences/pharmaceuticals industries. However, he has experience in the automotive, electronics, and private equity industries as well. Prior to working in the Big 4, Kevin held a finance position at The Boeing Company.
Since 2005, he has been successfully trading stocks on the side - achieving high single digit to double digit returns each year. He combines fundamental analysis with technical analysis in determining which stocks to trade and when to trade them. His time frame ranges from days to three months.
In addition, he also spent some time working at an investment banking firm, which focused on mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he is the owner of StockKevin.com, a personal growth, stock trading, and financial savvy site. When he is not working, Kevin enjoys golfing, rock climbing, meditation, and yoga.
Retired for 7 years, AAPL Long for 15+ years. All trust and IRA accounts for my wife and myself are 100% invested in AAPL and have been for the past 10-12 years.
Thanks to Apple restarting the dividend program in August of 2012, our current yearly AAPL dividends > 2X(my pension+wife's pension+my Social Security). In the 3+ years that Apple has been paying dividends, that's amounted to a total of $1,320,696.82.
The only AAPL shares we sell are to meet RMD requirements of my IRAs or for travel, etc.
Note: The photo was taken a few years ago (late '40's)