I am a 64 year old semi-novice investor, converting to a DGI portfolio since drinking the Kool-aid during 2012 or so, and retired from a Florida Retirement System public school district in July, 2014. I live on the northwestern Florida Gulf Coast - paradise. I'm married with three grown step children and have two grandsons, one seven and one two, both of whom color my world. I enjoy the beach, target shooting, and spending as much time in the north GA and western NC mountains as I can, hiking in the woods to the waterfalls. May your dividends be high and increase each year. Thanks for reading this.
As SA Senior Editor, my task is to make Seeking Alpha the premier destination for financial advisors. I have worked in the FA arena since 1997, and during that time, the New York State Society of CPAs twice awarded its prestigious Excellence in Financial Journalism award to me for a monthly column I wrote on business ethics.
Previously, I reported on international news for Voice of America (where I was awarded a newsroom writing award) and prior to that worked as an editorial assistant at U.S. News and World Report.
I live with my wife and children amidst the verdant and vibrant hills and dales of Jerusalem.
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.
An independent investor. At age 56, I retired in 2015 and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. After 34 years of working for a global Dividend Aristocrat and traveling internationally for the last 15 years, I now have the time to do the things I want to do on my schedule. From an investment standpoint I have been navigating the maze of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds for over 30 years and during that time I have learned a lot. Generally, it's been a good ride, and hopefully I have learned from my mistakes. I am currently focused on transitioning my existing stock portfolio to build out a DGI portfolio which will provide additional income in retirement. Current stock positions include: T, JNJ, GILD, MMM, BAC, USB, C, CMI, O, MBLY, PG, HD, XOM, AZO, BX, UNH, V, SWN, MO, GE, and FAST.
Providing insight and education to investors on the unique business of AVT, Inc. Manufactures of high tech automated retail machines that can dispense a wide variety of products from snacks, drinks, pharmaceuticals, gold coins, electronics, carpet cleaning machines, propane tanks, etc. We continue to develop innovative systems that provide operators with efficient methods to increase revenues, reduce shrinkage, and be remotely managed wirelessly.