Macroeconomic capital markets strategist; and economic development advisor/consultant to the Government of Iraq. Over twenty years experience in the financial markets as fixed income, currencies, and commodities specialist, portfolio strategist, yield curve analyst, and key institutional client relationship manager with top tier, bulge bracket New York investment banks.
MBA from UCLA Anderson, CFA charterholder and California-licensed CPA currently working for a global top-20 asset manager in Hong Kong. Los Angeles roots and bilingual Mandarin. I previously worked for a fund of hedge fund and have some accounting experience in the entertainment industry.
I have been investing since October 2008. My initial investment focus was on REITs and other income stocks but have since expanded my universe to include any value situation. I believe income and capital appreciation are not mutually exclusive.
I enjoy reading fact-based fundamental analysis and shun emotional arguments.
Starting in July 2017, I aim to publish one article a week on a new company, focusing first on macro and qualitative factors and will selectively dive deeper into valuation on some names.
I usually do not publish price targets in my articles except for special situations and event-driven ideas. I believe relative valuation and a strategic view add more value than a single number. There are simply too many variables (beta, economy, interest rates, geopolitical risks) impacting the overall market, and it would be naive of me to think I can account for all of them.
Retired from 30+ years in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a tiny little subsidiary of the US Department of the Interior. Was a wildlife (mostly fisheries) biologist and then as a Natural Resource Specialist for the oil and gas program. I am now pushing a broom for the elementary school down the block for one school year to qualify for Social Security. Then will retire for good, I hope, unless something more interesting comes along.
I am the Contributor Success Strategist for Seeking Alpha Marketplace, helping authors to succeed in growing their services through a focus on marketing and content strategy. I originally joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. During my initial tenure at SA, I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.