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A Fount Of Hard-Earned Wisdom: In Memory Of Regarded Solutions

Apr. 09, 2021 8:35 AM ET145 Comments

A little over a year ago, Alan Saltzman – known here as Regarded Solutions – was triumphantly returning to Seeking Alpha after a lengthy period battling and recovering from cancer. He was eager to share his investing wisdom with the world again, to reconnect with his many loyal readers and to reach new ones. He was also accustomed to having a dedicated editor – and as luck would have it, that person became me.

His first article back was memorable in particular for the beautiful comments section, filled with readers who were thrilled to see him back in the saddle, recuperating and writing again – especially given where the market was in March 2020. He wrote me an over-the-moon email after the reader feedback had begun rolling in, thrilled with the avalanche of warm replies and characteristically giving me far too much credit for my minuscule role in his return – while giving himself far too little credit for his own writing abilities:

I wanted to give you my heartfelt thank you for making my comeback article so successful.

The comments have been heartwarming and people still appreciate my less than scholarly writing!

It is a rough time for investors, and a calm word can soothe some souls I believe.

I am so happy and blessed to have you as my editor and I feel as if you've given me a new path to be relevant!

200 messages, 145 likes, 60 new followers.....wow imagine if it was even more heartfelt!

And he merrily plowed on month after month with his trademark "Let it fly!" when he submitted, generously doling out his clear-eyed, hard-earned investing and life lessons in a way only he could. Underlying his slow-and-steady approach to investing was his inspiring backstory – he didn't start investing

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Managing editor of Opinion & Analysis here at Seeking Alpha. Started at SA in 2016 and have spent over a decade in financial journalism, both as an editor and as a reporter. Jerusalem-based.

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Comments (145)

Veritas1010 profile picture
We all looked forward to his wit, wisdom and insight.

Still thinking’ of you Alan.
I always looked forward to his next article. RIP RG.
SDS (Seductive Dividend Stocks) profile picture
He was the great man. RIP Alan.....
Mountain Marmot profile picture
I still reference his PRIP portfolio, sadly frozen in time. I wish he was still with us.
@Mountain Marmot he and I emailed back and forth. Such a lovely guy. I wish he was too. A genuinely good man.
I just received a request for help with dividend investing and thought about Alan and Regarded Solutions. His work lives on......he is not forgotten.
imamba profile picture
A man with true integrity. The lessons I learned from reading his articles will live on forever. Rest in Peace Alan Saltzman. You did good work.
14 Apr. 2021
Reading through all the comments and the contributions he made towards SA community is enormous. My deepest condenses to his family and may God give them strength and courage during this difficult time. May his soul R.I.P.
RIP a Good Man
Oh, he was such a lovely guy. We emailed back and forth, as well. Condolences to his family & friends. I am grateful for what he taught me, as well.
rburton profile picture
Thanks for this. He was one of the few I followed and always read. Ditto to many of the comments from so many others.
RIP Alan
GA Race Walker profile picture
I looked forward to reading his articles. He is missed.
thank you for sharing the story
amegalo profile picture
Does SA have a plan to publish a hard cover book highlighting Alan’s investing wisdom and ideas ? It would be well received.
festivus400 profile picture
Sarina, thank you for helping Alan bring his thoughts and wisdom to the SA community.
LOST99 profile picture
R.S. you will be sorely missed. Alan's article was one of the first that I read after joining S.A. in 2012. He quickly replied to my comment, simply recommending "Keep your powder dry". Wisdom in it's simplicity.
RIP Allen.
Alan's sage advice will be sorely missed.
Now, he's advising the angels.
kenodick profile picture
@pluton7 Hopefully
R.I.P Alan.
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