John Cole Scott is Chief Investment Officer at CEF Advisors. In 2002 he earned the Certified Fund Specialist designation (CFS). For 17+ years John has specialized in closed-end fund/BDC (business development company) research, analysis and trading. He has been quoted or interviewed by Barron's, Bloomberg, Kiplinger's, SmartMoney, Investment News, The Street, Morningstar, Money Life, Investius, Registered Rep, Reuters, Bond Buyer and others outlets. He has presented at conferences or events in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Naples, New York City, Newark, NJ, Richmond, VA, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington DC including several keynote addresses. In April 2008 John founded CEFA's Closed-End Fund Universe, a comprehensive weekly data service, now daily and called www.CEFData.com, covering the closed-end fund and BDC industry. In August 2015 he launched www.BDCUniverse.net as the first BDC Research website covering all public BDCs. In November 2008 he founded "The CEF Network" on LinkedIn, their largest CEF or BDC community. In January 2017, created 30+ CEF/BDC indexes (www.cefdata.com/index) including both "Portfolio" and "Sector" indexes. They included: a 12 Major Sector (Eq Wt), a 60/40 Balanced, a Debt-BDC, a BDC Baby Bond (leverage of BDCs) and a "Discount" and "Premium" Fund Index. John is a long-time member and past Board Member of The Richmond Association for Business Economics (RABE) and serves as Assistant Treasurer and on the Investment Committee for The New York State Society of The Cincinnati; previously on their Standing Committee. He can be reached via: JCS@CEFadvisors.com or (804) 288-2482.
My background is engineering and management. I left my GM job in January 2015 and started investing and trading fulltime.
I make my income trading options, but actively manage my IRA with mutual funds, stocks (covered calls), ETF's, ETN's and closed end funds.
I don't pretend to be an expert on investing and actually spend most of time learning and applying. This approach worked for me as an engineer and business manager and now has proved to be rewarding in my trader/investor career.
Marketer, writer and investor who is passionate about investing. I am interested in opportunities where I can take a publisher or investment organization to the next level with my marketing, social media, PR, writing, and investment research skills.
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Investor based in Australia focused on global asset allocation, special situation and activist investing strategies. Keen interest in Listed Investment Companies (LICs) and Closed End Funds (CEFs). You can follow some of his ideas at his investment blog here at http://valueinvestingforaliving.com Not licensed to give financial advice or aware of your personal circumstances so please do your own research.