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Russ has been blessed to have retired from a career in law enforcement lasting nearly 25 years.
He has been investing for a number of years, but is now working on becoming a true successful investor among many new endeavors.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
I am now in retirement so looking for stable income with higher yielding investments. That generally means investments with yields over 6%. The majority of my list includes Preferred Stocks, Baby Bonds, BDC, CEF, MLP and REITS. I try to buy and hold for the long term, and do my best to be patient in the face of a troubling market (I find that to be easier if I own strong stocks). I also try to buy low and to welcome a drop in the market so I can take advantage of lower prices and higher yields.
I am working on developing an excel program on preferred stocks and ETD securities to provide information on many of the metrics that analysts discuss, but few understand or have access to. That includes dividend payout ratios for common and preferred that are based on EPS, FFO, AFFO, NII, CAFD and other non gaap metrics. To do this, I have to review all company statements to determine their earnings and cash flow metrics as not available on other data gathering websites (that I am aware of).
Dave Burwell is a Vice President with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies. Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
Lawrence G. McDonald has written a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, with Patrick Robinson, the #1 New York Times best selling author of Lone Survivor.
“A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers,” is being published by Random House and will be on the shelves in stores 7/21/09. Currently, Lawrence is a Managing Director at Pangea Capital Management LP.
At Lehman Brothers
From July 2004 through September 2008, Lawrence G. McDonald was a Vice President of Distressed Debt and Convertible Securities Trading at Lehman Brothers. He ran an extremely successful joint venture between the firm’s fixed income and equity divisions. He was the most profitable trader on the convertible securities desk 2006 and 2007.
The Subprime Implosion
In early 2006, Lawrence was part of a faction that called the subprime crisis, then he made over $46 million for the firm during its implosion. Mr. McDonald was highly regarded as one of the most consistently profitable traders at Lehman with over $83 million in trading profits during his time with the firm.
More interestingly, Lawrence McDonald was an integral part of a faction within Lehman Brothers that passionately tried in vain to stop the firm from heading down the road to destruction. Likewise, he also worked closely with Lehman’s credit derivatives team and saw first-hand the design and construction of what Warren Buffett termed as “Wall Street’s financial weapons of mass destruction.”
My firm counsels investor relations departments of public companies around the world on how to use web technologies to communicate with investors, analysts and investment bloggers. Our research and guidelines have been cited and referenced by industry associations, academics and consultants around the world. I have been quoted by many financial publications on the topic of investor-centric online investor relations communications, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Investor Relations Magazine, Real IR, NIRI’s IR Update; CFO magazine, Investor Relations Business, Investor Relations Newsletter, Corporate Governance Advisor, The Globe and Mail Report on Business, Financial Executive, and the National Post.
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RidgeCrest Investments is an employee owned investment management company that is focused on growth companies trading at substantial discounts to intrinisic value. We strive to produce superior risk adjusted returns in all market environments and are very focused on principle protection strategies.
Hello, about me – I’m a 34 years old small time personal self taught daily investor. I also work for Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, MI as a RIS support tech. I have been trading for about 11 years now. I start of in the penny stocks which I made money and loss it to. I love to read and self educated me in the ways of profitable trading. I open up wealthisking.com about 6 months.