I teach others how to become financially independent by creating their own dividend machine.Being able to have your annual dividend income MORE than pay your annual living expenses is how I define it. This book teaches you how to save money WITHOUT changing your lifestyle ,just the price you pay for it. and maximize your tax savings and invest you money to build your own dividend machine
I graduated from Boston College (Carroll School of Management -- Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis concentrations), where I was extensively involved with the BC Investment Club (Portfolio Manager and Vice President).
After graduating, I worked at a large buyside firm on the energy and consumer teams.
I now work on a long/short consumer-focused hedge fund team and as such, no longer publish.
I am an independent investor/trader, trading on my own account on full time basis.
My interest are Equities, Bonds, Commodities on global basis, in developed markets and emerging markets and frontier markets.
Taking arbitrage opportunities, in merger and acquisition, taking short term event driven position.
Mark Fidelman is the CEO for Raynforest, an influencer marketing platform. He is a prominent speaker, writes the Socialized and Mobilized Columnist on Forbes and is the author of the book SOCIALIZED! His experience includes more than two decades of technology sales and marketing with organizations including A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space and Autodesk. Mark draws upon his experience as a Chief Social Strategist where he led numerous social initiatives and programs while working in partnership with companies like Microsoft and IBM.
His latest book, Socialized! is regarded as the playbook for building a social business. Fidelman uses his own experience plus interviews from hundreds of executives to create a highly acclaimed book considered by many to be required reading for their organizations. The book has been endorsed by top executives at IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and SAP.
Mark was Named 2013 Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CEOs and is a globally recognized thought leader on the subject of Social Business, Mobile Business and Mobile Social Networks. He’s interviewed hundreds of Global 3000 CXOs and speaks and writes regularly about how they are impacting today’s business. Follow Mark on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/markfidelman
ContrarianProfits.com (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/) is a financial news and opinion website with a twist. As investment guru Rick Rule puts it, “You are either a contrarian or a victim.” In the financial world, most people are losers because they just don’t know what game they’re playing. They think they can just get “into the market” along with everyone else, do what everyone else does, and they will make money. Not likely. By the time you’ve paid commissions, spreads, fees, taxes – and suffered the consequences of inflation – you’ll be very lucky just to have as much money as you started with.
ContrarianProfits.com is a contrarian site, in the sense that we provide ideas, opinions and recommendations that often run counter to the mainstream financial press. We do this not just to be contrary, but because we’ve realized that Rick is right. You don’t make money by following the crowd; you make money by leading it.
Why is this so? Well, it’s obvious that if you do the same thing everyone else does you’ll get the same results everyone else gets. On average, and over the long run, real investment returns for the typical investor cannot exceed the rate of growth of the economy itself. Everybody can’t get richer faster than everybody else. Real economic growth in the US today averages about 3% per year; if you don’t make any mistakes, that’s about what you can expect. Few people may be satisfied with 3% per year, but most feel comfortable in the middle of the financial herd and are happy to take whatever that gets them. If you’re one of those people, you will probably not like our site. It will make you uncomfortable.
If, on the other hand, you’re willing to look at things a little differently, you’ll appreciate the views of many of our columnists, contributors and visionaries.
Here, you’ll read the views of:
Porter Stansberry (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/porter-stansbury/)
Doug Casey (http://www.caseyresearch.com/)
Rick Rule (http://www.gril.net/about_us.htm)
Bill Bonner (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/bill-bonner/)
Steve Sjuggerud (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/dr-steve-sjuggerud/)
Addison Wiggin (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/addison-wiggin/)
Chris Mayer (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/chris-mayer/)
Dan Denning (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/dan-denning/)
Dr. Marc Faber
Mogambu Guru (http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/author/mogambu-guru/)
In general my strategy is based on macroeconomic fundamentals with no limit on asset classes (gold, ETF, stocks, bonds). If I think it's mispriced I will take a position in it. That said I feel most comfortable in valuing equity (as opposed to currency or bonds), so unless I see a obvious call elsewhere, this is where I look to make money. Same goes for the classes of equities.
On a portfolio level I try to maintain a balance and to hedge appropriately for short term market irrationality in order to limit volatility. Although, I consider myself a long term investor, I will take advantage of short term (1-3 mo) trades, but do not believe I have any special advantage in a day trading style.
I am an individual investor and the author of seven eBooks on dividend growth investing. I try to help self-directed individual investors profit from stock investing. I contribute articles and studies to both Seeking Alpha and Daily Trade Alert. I hold an undergraduate degree in physics from Holy Cross College and a JD from Georgetown University. My wife Sue and I live in beautiful Canandaigua, NY.