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I am a value investor focusing on REITS and other income producing stocks and etfs. I have accounting designations from both US & Canada.
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I am a value focused investor. Stocks rise and fall for many different reasons that we often cannot predict. Eventually, it is those companies with a wide moat and the ability to generate cash flow that prevail. Therefore, my investment focus is to find value stocks that are able to generate cash flow, with sustainable dividends and provide growth over time. I focus my attention on analyzing large-capped dividend growth stocks, REITs and ETFs. I aim at providing a quarterly update and insights on stocks I follow. Please feel free to browse the articles that I wrote and provide any comments.
I am a former investment advisor and owner of several businesses, and consequently everything related to business - including investing, macro-economics, and emerging products and services come under my research and interests radar.
The most interesting and important to me are the entertainment industry, commodities, BRICs, and the impact of loose money policies on businesses and investors.
These days I invest only for myself, while continuing to write on a variety of financial and economic topics.
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The Investment Strategist was initially started to guide DIY investors on Seeking Alpha to take a more strategic approach to investing than purely individual stock selection. My philosophy is that portfolio management is similar to cooking a gourmet meal, where the combination of ingredients, in their respective proportions, is better than an abundance of any one ingredient (or stock).
After years of evaluating portfolios, it was evident that many investors put together a smorgasbord of ideas without regard to how they fit together or move together, creating very inefficient and risky portfolios. In addition, most US investors are guilty of familiarity bias, and their portfolios are primarily invested in well-known stocks of US companies, while international equities and more obscure asset classes, like emerging market debt, remain absent from portfolios. T
While the Investment Strategist does provide individual stock ideas to cater to the Seeking Alpha reader, I try to put the ideas into context so that readers can invest using a broader perspective on how an individual stock fits into their portfolio.
My RIA offers wealth advisory services to UHNW investors, Aspiring HNW investors, Small Business Owners, and PreRetirees. We also provide investment strategy and research services to small and mid-sized investment advisors, including portfolio advisory, equity and fund analysis, and due diligence on alternative assets such as hedge funds, private equity, and real estate.
Grant Gigliotti is the founder of Beat The Market Analyzer, which offers the BTMA Stock Analyzer. He focuses on the value investing strategies of Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham to find good companies at bargain prices. These companies have a long-term history of strong fundamentals and he aims to buy them at a large discount from their intrinsic value. He buys with the mindset of holding for the long-term, but is willing to sell for a reasonable short-term gain or when the market price is greater than his estimated value of the stock.
My name is Mike McNeil and I’m the author of The Dividend Guy Blog & The Dividend Monk along with the owner and portfolio manager here at Dividend Stocks Rock (DSR). I also have a service on Seeking Alpha's Marketplace called Dividend Growth Rocks, aimed at investors who are interested in both income and capital growth from dividend stocks. 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 started my career in the financial industry back in 2003. I earned several promotions along with a good pile of diplomas. I had lots of fun working with clients in private banking for half a decade, but thought I could do more with my life.
In 2016, I decided to take a leap of faith and left everything behind to travel across North America and Central America with my family. We drove through nine countries and stayed three months in Costa Rica before returning home. This was an eye-opening adventure that led me in 2017 to quit my job in the financial industry and pursue my dream; helping others with their personal finance through my investing websites.
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Founder of Bern Factor LLC, a registered investment advisory firm located in Virginia, and the sole investment advisor representative of the firm at present. My association with the Marketplace subscription service, Friedrich Global Research, is a collaboration with Mycroft Friedrich, another contributor on Seeking Alpha. Together we have nearly 80 years of investing and analysis experience. I am a former CPA (1990 -2017) and became a CFA charter holder in 2000. I consider myself an expert in Quantitative and Qualitative analysis and have extensive experience in Technical Analysis. I also have a deep interest in stock market history and hold degrees in Economics (BSBA) and Management Information Systems (MBA). I have been actively involved with investment analysis and investment management since 1985 but have been a student of investing since the 1960s. I owned my first individual stock position while still in high school. I am a student of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. I have achieved a uniquely diverse experience from multiple careers that has allowed me to develop a broad perspective enabling me to look at the big picture of macroeconomics all the way down to the detail of a retail unit or factory floor. In my youth I was in retail, then served in reconnaissance during my tours in Vietnam. I have been a blue collar, union worker in a factory and a manager in services, hospitality and transportation as well as a manager of professional staffs. I have more than 20 years of experience each in both public and private sectors. I have personal points of reference that many analysts will never have. I bring more to the table than just the theories and models I have studied or built. To understand more about my investing philosophy please visit my website.
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I am honored to be categorized as a 5-Star financial expert and be ranked among the top 2% of financial bloggers on TipRanks. For a period, I was among the top 3 “Opinion Leaders” for Insider Ownership and the top 7 for Long Ideas, Services, and Fund Holdings. I am an avid reader of market news and company publications with the aim of improving my investment acumen. I enjoy expressing my findings and opinions through writings. My appreciation and understanding of business strategies improved to a whole new level since completing an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Birmingham. I have worked in companies with businesses that span multiple industries, according me with the exposure to a myriad of sectors.
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I am a fourth year BBA student at Wilfrid Laurier University with co-op option. I am pursuing a finance major with an economics minor. I have experience with financial analysis and modelling through work experience as a Banking Analyst, personal investing, and investment competitions. I am on track to take the CFA Level 1 exam in December of 2018.
Trader & portfolio manager, from 1975 - 2001. Former head of equity trading at Northern Trust Co. in Chicago. Now a private investor, founder of a nonprofit investor advocacy firm, and private investing coach. It gives me great satisfaction to teach small investors the same skills and strategies that I used with my high net worth clients as a private wealth manager. It may be a cliche, but giving something back to the community is more rewarding to me than helping very rich people get even richer.
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Finance professional in the Silicon Valley with a long/short-only, valuation-based approach to investing in high growth technology companies. Prior to joining the tech industry, covered software and internet companies on the sell side.
My current position is in the capacity of a senior financial analyst at a Pepsi bottling company. Yet, investment management has always been my passion. It is on this very occasion that I earned my Master's degree in Investment Management at ICMA Centre, UK (my bachelor's degree is in Economics from Westminster University, UK) and pursued the Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. I am a true believer of the intrinsic valuation approach. As such, most of the articles here on SA are going to include valuation analyses.
Part-time trader and contributor for Seeking Alpha since 2016 and interested in the stock market since the age of eleven.
Holding a masters degree in sociology (with main emphasis on organizational and economic sociology) and history, I might sometimes look at the markets not according to economic theory but rather from an sociology or psychological angle. In my constant search for undervalued, high quality companies with a competitive advantage (so called moats), I am currently focused on healthcare and retail, but this might change depending on how market sectors develop and where we can find the best bargains. Although I can’t spend as much time reading every day as Warren Buffett, I also believe reading is key for staying ahead.
Early 30s investor looking to secure financial security for my family and future generations through sound investments. My approach to investing is to take a conservative viewpoint and focus primarily on dividend growth stocks. My goal is to generate consistent returns by mitigating risk through thorough, in-depth research. Maintaining patience is key to attaining wealth in the future, though difficult at times, can lead to higher returns, but also means I may miss several opportunities when looking back. I am not a professional portfolio manager, and just want to use what I do know and have learned over the years to enlighten my readers with my easy to read articles.
My goal on this site is to provide you with my views and in-depth research of Companies I invest in (skin in the game) and those currently on my watch list and put that into layman's terms for investors of all types to read. I take primarily a fundamental approach when performing my due diligence on a particular Company. I have been reading articles on SA for sometime now and really enjoy the conversations and education, which is why I wanted to get more involved in writing articles of my own, which hopefully help other investors gain an edge or just another viewpoint.
You'll never see me write a long bio listing all of my credentials and degrees or refer to myself in the third person. I love discussing ideas and I appreciate it when people can play devil's advocate without resorting to personal attacks. In short, I employ a long-only, long-horizon, focused value style, guided by thorough bottom-up research and backed by years of accounting and finance experience. When people ask me "what do you do?" I assume they mean for fun.
Research analyst, individual investor. Queen Mary University of London alumnus. Successfully passed Level I of the CFA Program (June 2016). All articles are my opinions and do not constitute investment recommendations or advice.
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Accounting Professor teaching financial accounting; PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA. He holds a BSBA from the University of Arizona, a Macc. from the University of Arizona, and his PhD from Virginia Tech. He worked in public accounting, industry, as a CFO, a government auditor for the California Auditor General and in litigation support. His publications have been used and filed in Court proceedings by the Securities and Exchange Commission, he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and his background includes litigation support and expert testimony in cases involving business litigation (e.g., Ford, GM, and so on) in CA, AZ, TX, NV and MN. He enjoys trading stocks and securities, teaching his classes, and publishing in related areas. Also home repair and remodel, snorkling, and cruises to the Carribean.