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.
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Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.
My name is Mike McNeil and I’m the author of The Dividend Guy Blog along with the owner and portfolio manager over at Dividend Stocks Rock. I earned my bachelor degree in finance-marketing, own a CFP title along with an MBA in financial services. Besides being a passionate investor, I’m also happily married with three beautiful children.
I started my online venture to educate people about investing and to be able to spend more time with my family.
I used to struggle with the same issues millions of small investors deal with on a daily basis. Which stocks to buy? When to sell them? How to find the time to manage my portfolio? How to diversify? I wasn’t into dividend investing until I looked in depth at my portfolio returns and realized I was having difficulty keeping up with the market.
The root of the problem was a very poorly built portfolio that lacked structure and the components required to build a sturdy base. I made good money from the stock market but I was taking unnecessary risk to achieve my investing goals.
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