Hello, my name is Mark Zeihen. I hold a BA in Political Science with an emphasis in international relations, and a MA in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My interests in investing and markets came to me at a young age. Many members of my family were involved and engaged in day-to-day business, therefore, much of the talk around the dinner table was centered on the markets. Luckily, I was handed down several books that drastically impacted my views on investing and the markets - some of which included: A Random Walk, One up on Wall Street, and The Intelligent Investor. These books further increased my interests in the stock market, and I have been hooked ever since. My particular interests include: Bonds, China, dividend stocks, emerging markets, long-term stock holdings, REITs, and retirement savings.