Semi-retired business strategy consultant and active investor. Long-term positions in rigorously selected high-yield stocks (Seadrill) master limited partnerships, REITS and preferred shares. Approximately fifty percent of portfolio devoted to Apple. Active option trader focusing on Apple covered calls, cash secured puts and bull put spreads. Currently writing a book on income investing for retirees.
John Scherr is the founder and President of WhisperNumber.com, an independent financial research firm focused on earnings expectations. He is a regular contributor to Fox Business Network, and has been featured in Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch. He is considered a leading expert on 'whisper numbers' and post earnings price movement analysis.
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Full time profession: Self employed IT Consultant. Expertise in business analytics, financial industry.
Academical background: computer engineering, computer sciences, marketing management
Investing: Long term value investing within my circle of competence, i.e technology, internet and of course BRK.B. I mainly use CFDs .
Retired entrepreneur who now manages his stock portfolio full time. Mainly a dividend investor, particularly international stocks without withholding taxes as my tax position does not allow me to reclaim any withholding taxes.
I am ALWAYS looking for interesting stock ideas involving dividend paying stocks that pay dividends with zero or very low withholding taxes and willing to share ideas with other investors.
I also like high risk situations as I am well diversified and have a long time horizon