MTR Investors Group was founded in mid 2008. Since that time our primary goal is to provide powerful and profitable investment research tools to stock and option investors/traders. We do not provide buy or sell recommendations on any stock, etf, or other investments. We simply provide powerful tools for stock and option investors and traders. The following are the primary tools we provide (we also provide economic models and advanced charting): I. Expert Option Search Our Credit Spread. Iron Condor, Covered Call and Cash Secured Put screener is one of the most powerful tools we provide to the individual investor. Powerful features such probability of assignment, downside protection, and many others. Our screener helps option traders make the best decision possible when writing Covered Calls, Naked Puts, Credit Spreads, and Iron Condors. Many investors use our option screener to monitor a long term portfolio and select the best covered calls to sell on their portfolios. Option Writers/Sellers use our option screener to find options with the highest probability of expiring worthless. II. Stock Miner Stock Miner is use to analyze stocks from a monthly and weekly historical performance. We use Stock Miner for weekly and monthly trade setups. III. Stock Market Scout (SMS) & Stock Market Level (SML) We use SMS as a model to indicate allocating cash to an index ETF (such as SPY) by going long on Green, cash on Yellow, short on Red (or stay in cash). We use SML to indicate if the market is overbought or oversold. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell SPY.
Ironman is the alias of the blogger at Political Calculations, a site that develops, applies and presents both established and cutting edge theory to the topics of investing, business and economics. We should acknowledge that Ironman is either formerly or currently, and quite possibly, simultaneously employed as some kind of engineer, researcher, analyst, rocket scientist, editor and perhaps as a teacher of some kind or another. The scary thing is that's not even close to being a full list of Ironman's professions and we should potentially acknowledge that Ironman may or may not be one person. We'll leave it to our readers to sort out which Ironman might behind any of the posts that do appear here or comments that appear elsewhere on the web!
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I spent many years as an executive in corporate America, but I have always been an investor focused on long term investment in promising small cap companies. Now I spend most of my time reading about stocks and investing in small cap companies
My name is Payman Winborn. Upon graduation from college in 1999 I founded a company that distributed computer hardware. Although this was a profitable business, I did not want to focus all my resources on one avenue of success, so I looked to diversify my interests. I explored real estate and finance as possible alternative businesses and discovered an interest and passion in futures trading. This is what I ultimately choose as a second source of income.
Initially, I imagined that day trading would be the ideal profession: no customers or staff, no inventory or rent and the possibility of unlimited income. And, more importantly, it presented me with the opportunity to work anywhere....from the privacy of my home or from the balcony of a hotel room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, I knew little about the pitfalls of day trading for a living. To begin with, I spent countless hours reading books, studying charts and conducting research in an effort to become a profitable trader. Six years later, and after the loss of several hundred thousand dollars, my efforts finally resulted in the development of a highly profitable strategy.
This strategy is primarily based on technical analysis and was developed for ES E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contracts from CME Group but it also works in many other financial instruments such as Stocks (NYSE), Bonds, Currencies(Forex Spot), Commodities (Gold and Crude Oil From CME GROUP,Globex,NYMEX, CBOT,Brent Crud Oil From ICE Global Markets), Options, Global Indices and CFD’s with similar high accuracy.
In retrospect, I understand that the biggest barrier to my success was the fact that I tried to learn everything by myself. An experienced mentor could have helped me avoid that painful learning experience....and saved me a significant amount of money as well as many years of frustration.
Today I am an active, and profitable, trader. As a token of appreciation for my success, I now share my tools and experience with other day traders. I believe that my knowledge and skill can help others become successful traders and, in the summer of 2010, I began to publish my realtime market signals and daily results online in order to demonstrate the accuracy of my trading strategy.
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Self taught investor,confident in credit call spreads,iron condors,Jade Lizard,covered calls and naked puts.
Seeking to change gears,motivated by dividend growth investing with a twist of cash secured puts and covered calls in portfolio,to enhance returns for retirement.
With close to two decades in market analysis including writing hundreds of thousands of lines of code and countless hours back-testing trading systems we decided to take that vast experience and apply it to modern portfolio allocation strategies. PRIA Group's mission is to research and publish long term portfolio allocation strategies that outperform the stock and bond market while reducing investment risk. This means removing the guesswork if it is best to be in bonds, cash, stocks, or a combination of each.
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Our proprietary strategies utilize derivatives based exchange-traded products, VIX related derivatives, and options analysis. We have analytics for both retail and institutional investors.
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I'm a well-informed retail investor and post on SA in order to expose my thought process to critical examination and comment from readers. It makes me a better investor.
I'm particularly proud of bullish macro articles posted in 2009 and later, in which I presented ideas that encouraged me to invest very profitably in a rising market. I also did articles on individual stocks, many of which contained insights not available elsewhere. Finally, I wrote a number of thoughtful articles critical of financialism and the lack of ethics on Wall Street.
I do not post for compensation, as I am concerned that editorial policy encourages and pays a premium for articles that invite the reader to speculate on the short term movements of microcaps, penny stocks, and controversial issues. The best way for me to monetize my insights is to invest accordingly.
As a retail investor, I don't give investment advice. I write about what I'm investing in, and the thought process involved in decision making and stock selection. Hopefully some of what I write is of benefit to others, by sharing my experience as I interpret it and helping them improve their investment thinking and process.
Retired Geological Engineer. Still do some consulting by request if the project is of interest to me. Have lived and worked in California, Alaska, Arizona, Libya, Nigeria, UK, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel and Germany. Worked at all levels from geologist to managing director in exploration and production. International consultant since 1987.
The only addition I have to my overly wordy intro. is I enjoy communicating with SA reader's. Please, do not hesitate to write personally on stocks or on commentary made within. I have met some very intelligent individuals both domestically and overseas that I communicate with quite regularly to our mutual benefit financially and personal enjoyment socially. If you haven't tried it, do! I look forward to hearing from you and will certainly always respond!
Moving along the continuum of time, I have been invested in the market successfully for 30+ years. Part of the general "diaspora" from New York City, (Queens), and now a (retired) educator and self-taught (organic) rancher in West Central Texas I have always had a profound interest in geo-politics and history as it relates to economics. Possessing degrees in politics, electronic engineering, as well as a separate masters in education I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively and worked for several international firms most notably in Sweden and Canada before doing what amounts to missionary work in our public schools, as a humble teacher.
My investment philosophy is conservative, yet on occasion contrarian. For example commodities in the early 70's, presently high quality US dividend aristocrats - mixed with some well entrenched or positioned European securities that offer consistent dividends and growth upside. That said, I too believe long-term investment is the "sine qua non" for financial success - unless you are steeped in financial wizardry and luck, which I certainly am not nothing usually takes the place of "time in the market". I have also constructed a firm inner ring of dividend aristocrats that allow my (outward) "concentric ring" to flourish. However, in a dangerously (???) over bought market I have gathered the wagons and sold off a number of smaller European and global equities that have profited during our long bull run-up - while awaiting like Godot the inevitable 20 -30 % correction.
I have always invested in dividend stocks, and will continue to do so; I do not "play the market". "Dividends are real money and do not "lie" about a stocks overall performance. The goal always is to be equal to and greater than inflation - beyond the pablum of government disseminated statistics that nothing is costing us more, to buy quality when others flee, to invest and not flip equities for a quick dollar, to hold on, but know intuitively by experience when to sell, if, for example (more concretely agreed upon), if a dividend is cut.
I enjoy SA, and believe it is a positive forum for intelligent conversation concerning investment and economics. Again, look forward to hearing from you.
Managing Director, Sapling Wealth Management, a Seattle based advisory firm that he founded. Sapling Wealth Management is an independent financial advisory firm offering institutional caliber investment advice to individuals, ERISA plan sponsors and plan participants.
Formerly, Will Hicks managed real estate fund and corporate venture capital investments. Prior to this, he worked on Wall Street as a research analyst for Smith Barney and Cowen & Company. While on Wall Street, he earned the recognition as a "All Star" Analyst in health care services from the Wall Street Journal.
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I retired from Procter & Gamble in 2009 after 30+ years in R&D. One of my retirement activities is honing my investing skills. While the bulk of my assets are invested in “modern portfolio theory” and “dividend growth stocks”, I spend the bulk of my time trading/investing in options. I use a combination of directional and non-directional strategies. My goal is 40%/yr ROC.
In the picture I uploaded I'm aiming over the hotel on the "road" hole (#17) at St. Andrews. It's there as a reminder that an important reason we need to become good investors is so we can enjoy the fun things in life.
A part time trader and market observer. I have found my market "edge" and became consistently profitable.
I am an avid reader, and familiar with fundamental and technical analysises and option strategies. However, the knowledge of "tools of trade" does not make me a successful trader. My serendipity moment: the approach of trading that suits me is to develop trading strategies as if it is a scientific experiment.
I enjoy the SeekingAlpha forum as many excellent contributors bring in thought-provoking pieces, which have made me a better trader through the learning process. I would appreciate comments from fellow SAs on my articles, instablogs, and comments.
As I was growing up various investments were made by myself with money inherited or gifted here and there. The portfolio pretty much just hung out for almost 20 years. At age 30, I took it upon myself to begin planning for retirement, and learn how to invest. Now 34, I've focused on building a dividend portfolio to replace future income. I also want to continually add to various ETF positions and growth stocks. On the side, I sell spreads and puts to generate additional funds.
I buy established, good companies with strong management, solid balance sheets, free cash flow, growing earnings, and increasing dividends. This is a long strategy, which buys value situations, combining the fundamentals of Growth at a Reasonable Price, with Dividend Growth Investing. This style has been coined as "I-GARP" by Clay King.
To further reduce my risk and enhance my returns, I enter positions by selling puts, also known as short puts. I practice Teddi Knight's strategy of using option premium capital to build positions, and use technical analysis, (Bollilnger Bands, 10-20-30 moving averages, and earnings misses) to enter trades, as practiced by Teddi and Dr. Samir Elias.
I believe that I can categorize myself as a semi-retired, occasional investor, who is interested in developing my expertise in this field. My background is in real estate development. I remain active on a limited scale in that arena.
I find myself interested in the Dividend growth area of investing. I am as interested in the growth of stocks that I invest in as I am the dividends and their related growth. I am interested in learning more about REITS and MLP investment.
I'm a dividend growth investor in my mid 30s. I invested in poorly performing mutual funds in my 20s, but in the last couple of years have transitioned towards equities. Although the bulk of my stocks produce income, I also invest in stocks which are more oriented towards capital appreciation. Since I switched to a more entrepreneurial career, I'm hoping to live off my current dividends until I can get a reliable income stream going again. Think of me as a young retiree!
Individual investor. Generally using index Mutual Funds or ETFs. Trying to diversify more (foreign in particular). Pick up tips & concepts, & learn more.
I'm at alpha to keep a finger on the current moods & predictions... and so I notice up coming big financial news events before they impact.
See you around! Feel free to write me!
I am a DIY investor investing in dividend growth stocks and trading options (covered calls and naked puts) to generate income. My goal is to reach a sustainable and ever growing income so I can quit the rat race.
I started trading in 1996, but I wasn't very successful. After some substantial loses I decided to stop trading and studying more. In 2006 I returned to the market. I still believed I could beat the market by trading (swing trading). It didn't work.
In 2012 I decided to change the strategy. Besides trading I bought a handful of dividend paying stocks, just for fun. But compared to my trading, these stocks were making me money (capital gains) and paid dividends. I had my strategy under my nose the whole time and didn't see it. I was still pursuing trading. Then it came to me and I changed into dividend investing.
Since then I am a happy dividend investor, finally making money on the market. I blog about my trades and ideas. Although I started my blog in 2006 I actually started really blogging in 2102 and my secondary goal is to convert my blogging into money making machine too. But I have never imagined how difficult task this is.
I live in Colorado in Rocky Mountains and have a family of two girls. It is yet another challenge in my life to provide for them and teach them to be financially responsible. Unlike the stock market, unfortunately, with your kids you do not have the luxury of trial and error. You have to be right the firs time.
I work as a mechanical engineer (which is said to be the worst combination for investing in the stock market). I love my work, but investing in the stock market has ever been my passion and if I ever change my career, it definitely be investing.
I am just an individual investor who has always achieved higher returns than the "professional" financial advisors I used to put my trust in. I really enjoy reading SA articles and the follow up commentary.
The Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin (http://www.oilandgas-investments.com) is an online subscription-based service that finds, researches, and profiles growing oil and gas companies that have high growth rates (or high growth potential.)
Its team of writers work under Keith Schaefer, Editor/Publisher, who shares his knowledge of the oil and natural gas markets in a simple, easy to read manner. The bulletin outlines which TSX, NYSE and NASD-listed energy companies have the ability to grow, and bring shareholders prosperity even in tough times.
There is tremendous potential to profit in oil and gas companies for informed investors. Mr. Schaefer has a degree in journalism but has spent the last 15 years assisting public resource companies in raising exploration and expansion capital.
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.)
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As a contributor to the New Low Observer (http://www.newlowobserver.com/about-this-site), we intend to give new insights on a low risk approach to trading in dividend paying stocks for tax deferred accounts. The New Low Observer (http://www.newlowobserver.com/about-this-site) is not intended for regular or non-qualifying accounts however, the strategies and stocks mentioned can be used for non-qualifying accounts with the understanding of the consequences of potential short-term capital gains as well as the need for exceptional documentation for IRS purposes.
I have a professional background of working with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Although I am an economist (and probably because of that fact), I am adept at being resourceful and thinking in a multidisciplinary fashion. For this reason, my professional experience only reflects a wide perspective that I have gained through the years and should not connote an air of authority.