Hi fellow (Millennial) Investors,
I have been using SA for almost 2 years now and have discovered that there are a lot of (almost) retirees on the website. Therefore, there are a lot of articles for specifically older investors. This kind of bothered me at first, but I decided to fill up this gap my self!
Please browse through my list of articles if you are looking for extrééém long idea's, especially useful for younger investors!
Labutes IR is an Equities Portfolio Manager since then end of 2014, with close to 12 years' of experience in the financial markets.
I'm part of the Equities team at a small asset manager based in Europe. My stock picking approach is a mix of quantitative and fundamental analysis, a methodology that has allowed me to beat benchmarks (on average) over the past three years.
Under my coverage is the Financial sector (including Banks, Insurance, Real Estate and Diversified Financials) on a Pan-European basis (Eurozone, UK, Switzerland and Scandinavia).
Since mid-2016, I also manage a concentrated portfolio (mainly large-caps) of U.S. Financials, with performance solidly above benchmark since inception.
Previously, I was a generalist buy-side financial analyst covering equities, fixed income and derivatives.
In 2011 me and my wife had almost $60,000 in debt and a negative $7,000 Net Worth. Through hard work and financial education we paid all that off. Now we are focusing on increasing our Passive Income Streams to make the money work for us.
WestPeak Research Association is a capital markets group that aims to create quality equity research while enriching the education of its members through active peer mentorship and structured training seminars.
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Ranked #18 overall blogger by TipRanks for 2014. University of Virginia, class of 2011 B.A. English I am a young investor focused primarily on dividend growth stocks. Seeking Alpha, and more specifically, the dividend and income community that exists here, has played a significant role in my development as a portfolio manager. I am not a professional, though I do manage my family's finances. I enjoy the process; the research, the decision making, the strategic planning...and not paying a financial adviser to do the work for me. I've built what I believe to be a conservative, diverse, and balanced dividend growth portfolio currently consisting of 65 positions. Thus far, I've been able to meet by goals from income, income growth, and capital appreciation standpoints. I use a wide variety of metrics, both fundamental and technical, when establishing fair value when doing my due diligence on an individual company. All of my methods are discussed in my work here. I hope this work inspires debate, conversation, and education - this is why I write for Seeking Alpha, to give back to the community that has helped me so much and to hopefully contribute, in some way...even if its by posing a question, to the growth of others.
*I should note that all articles that I write here are done so for my personal informational/educational purposes only. Any purchases that I make or opinions that I express are not meant as recommendations for anyone else. Please perform your own due diligence before following my lead into or out of a position. I am not a professional. I enjoy investing and the open discussion that articles on this site inspire - this is why I write, not to influence anyone else's decisions, but to enhance my own ability to make sound financial choices. That being said, I wish the best of luck to everyone. May we all meet our own financial goals.
Dutch investor using a fundamental total return approach using a long time horizon and financial metrics to measure performance. Most interested in value opportunities and growth at a reasonable price.
Currently following two masters in Finance and Accounting.
I am writting on Seeking Alpha to improve my english as well as my research skills. What is more motivating for reaching my goals than knowing that my articles are read and commented by thousands of people? Moreover, I like the opportunity to interact with fellows passionate of financial markets who are ready to debate. Finally, it helps me to structure my ideas into an investment case.
I manage a conservative portfolio of blue-chip equities. I target dividend-paying blue chips on sale. The majority of my articles will focus on what I know best (and what is under-covered on Seeking Alpha), Canadian mid and large caps. REITs are my focus, though I dabble in everything. Ranked 3rd on Seeking Alpha for Services stocks!
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Through always enjoying the concepts of value creation and business management it has allowed me to explore potential investments at an academic and strategic level. My investment ideas are presented through two sides; with the most important being financial performance and the second most important being valuation. In my opinion, if a company does not meet certain financial criteria, a valuation of that company can only mean something if you are investing in the senior debt at best or if you are purely speculating at worst. Focusing on return on invested capital (ROIC), I classify potential investments as either long-term/indefinite investments, medium-term investments, or value traps.
1) Long-term/Indefinite: ROIC of greater than 9% and able to grow intrinsic value
2) Medium-term: ROIC of 6 – 9% and able to maintain intrinsic value.
3) Value Traps: ROIC of less than 6% and not able to meet their cost of capital
My investing philosophy stems from Warren Buffett’s focus on long-term moats and value creation while expanding to include potential growth opportunities from the approach of Peter Lynch. At heart, I am a long-term investor that looks to buy value opportunities at a 30 per cent discount to intrinsic value with the potential to earn over 9 per cent return on equity (ROE) adjusted for the equity value per share that is paid at purchase. I believe growth is always a subjective variable but can be estimated through a product of retained earnings and the companies return on equity given the variability of both in the past decade.
Disclaimer: While the information and data presented in my articles are obtained from company documents and/or sources believed to be reliable, they have not been independently verified. The material is intended only as general information for your convenience, and should not in any way be construed as investment advice. I advise readers to conduct their own independent research to build their own independent opinions and/or consult a qualified investment advisor before making any investment decisions. I explicitly disclaim any liability that may arise from investment decisions you make based on my articles.
I am an individual investor and focus on investing in dividend-paying and dividend-growing stocks with a long-term horizon. In addition to a DGI portfolio, I manage and invest in a couple of high-income portfolios as well as some Risk-adjusted Rotation Strategies. I believe "Passive Income" is what makes you 'Financially Free'. My personal goal is to generate at least 50% of my retirement income from dividends and rest from other investments like real-estate (rental) etc. I have been investing for the last 25 years and consider myself an experienced investor. I plan to share my experiences by way of writing two or three articles a month and also share my portfolio strategy.
I am currently long on ABT, ABBV, JNJ, PFE, NVS, NVO, CL, CLX, GIS, UL, NSRGY, PG, MON, ADM, MO, PM, KO, DEO, MCD, WMT, WBA, CVS, LOW, CSCO, MSFT, INTC, T, VZ, VTR, CVX, XOM, VLO, HCP, O, OHI, NNN, STAG, WPC, MAIN, NLY, ARCC, PCI, PDI, PFF, RFI, RNP, UTF, EVT, FFC, HQH, KYN, NMZ, NBB, JPS, JRI, TLT.
I have been investing in stocks for 11 years now, most of the time in my native Bulgaria. Over the past few years I focused on the REIT sector and in 2016 I started investing in precious metals companies. I had decent returns over the past years, always looking for undervalued companies and taking a medium term view of 1.5-2 years. No leverage, no short positions. I have a bachelor's degree in Finance and a Master's degree in International Business and I am a big fan of Michael Burry, Koos Jansen and Keith Neumeyer among other.
- Disclosure: I am not a financial adviser. All articles are my opinion - they are not suggestions to buy or sell any securities. Perform your own due diligence and consult a financial professional before trading.
Williams Equity Research analyzes trading strategy, individual stocks, asset classes, market sectors, and risk to reward parameters in order to provide valuable insight to the Seeking Alpha community.
The author has over 10 years of experience in the financial markets working in areas of equities trading, complex product analysis, and risk management, as well as a graduate level education in the areas of petroleum engineering (full), law (partial), and finance (MBA, partial).
Jonathan holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and is one of Seeking Alpha's top contributors for dividend ideas as well as for long ideas.
According to tipranks Jonathan is among the top 2% of bloggers (as of Jan. 20, 2018: https://www.tipranks.com/bloggers/jonathan-weber).
Disclosure: I'm not a financial adviser. All articles are my opinion - they are not suggestions to buy or sell any securities. Perform your own due diligence and consult a financial professional before trading.
I've previously worked as a fixed income trader, financial analyst and operations analyst at banks and investment firms in Canada and Colombia. My writing here at Seeking Alpha focuses on dividend stocks, Canadian and American, with a few outliers here and there. Thanks for reading!
A Capital Markets and Asset Management professional with 16 years of professional experience. He has a unique approach of fusion analysis (Fundamental, Technical and Quantitative analysis) and a record of success in beating benchmarks. His experience and background started in Lima, Peru at the Commodities Exchange and later involved FX trading of G10 currencies, Portfolio Management, Mutual Funds, FX derivatives and Fixed Income Management in Latam – Emerging Markets. After moving to Toronto, Canada he gained 4 years of experience in Investment Product Development, Advisory and Hedge Funds. He is currently an independent investor/trader and financial blogger. He supports his research by data analytics and he strongly believes that using the appropriate tools from different fields in Finance can derive excellent results and beat benchmarks by adding value or alpha for investors. He has a Master of Finance from Queen's University in Canada and Degree in Economics, and passed all 3 levels of the Chartered Market Technician exam, level 1 of the CFA, as well as the CSC and CPH courses in Canada. He is currently pursuing a Certificate in Data Science. He is fluent in English, Spanish (native) and German. Isaac is looking for new opportunities where he can share his knowledge and expertise.
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.
The European Investor specializes in West-European stock, but also focuses on the U.S. and emerging markets from time to time. All articles written are personal opinions and are in no way an stock-advice to the reader.
I focus on investments in the renewable energy, oil & gas, and MLP sectors with an eye for dividend income growth and long-term capital appreciation. I typically allocate a portion of my own portfolio and devote some of my Seeking Alpha articles to small and medium sized companies offering compelling risk/reward propositions. I am an engineer, not a qualified investment advisor. While the information and data presented in my articles are obtained from company documents and/or sources believed to be reliable, they have not been independently verified. Therefore, I cannot guarantee its accuracy. I advise investors conduct their own research and consult a qualified investment advisor. I explicitly disclaim any liability that may arise from investment decisions you make based on my articles. Thanks for reading and I wish you much investment success.
Graduated in 2011 with degrees in Pre-Law and Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. Completed my MBA at Whitworth University in May of 2017. Began career as a Loan Officer, but am now working for Umpqua Bank as a Secondary Marketing Financial Analyst.
Started my first Roth IRA at the age of 16, but began seriously investing closer to 2011 at the age of 22. My investment strategy is largely focused on generating retirement income from dividend-paying stocks. I do not hold any professional investment licenses, but I spend a significant amount of time educating children, teenagers, and young adults on basic finance. I also specialize in cash-flow analysis for those nearing retirement or who are in retirement.
Value investor pur sang.
An investor who outperforms when markets tank and underperforms when markets rise, displays a sound risk management. An investor who outperforms in a rising markets is simply (and maybe without knowing it) taking too many risks. The lower drawdowns that accompany value investing allow it to deliver returns that even may equal a buy-and-hold equity-investor. The immense drawdowns encountered by the latter may very well cause him to abandon his buy-and-hold strategy at the worst possible moments… When a value investor is underperforming, he will most of the time still enjoy positive, absolute returns….
Value investing can (and will by the Belgian Dentist) be applied to:
• Country selection,
• Sector selection and
• Security selection.
You can follow my performance at: https://www.tipranks.com/bloggers/the-belgian-dentist
Jussi Askola is a former private equity real estate investor with experience working in Europe and the USA. Recently, Jussi worked for a private equity firm in Dallas, Texas and earlier performed property acquisition in Germany. Jussi is also the lead REIT analyst at High Dividend Opportunities (HDO), the #1 ranked dividend research service on Seeking Alpha featuring Jussi's best investment ideas.
In addition to being a CFA Level III candidate, Jussi holds a B.Sc. in Real Estate Finance from University Nürtingen-Geislingen (Germany) and a B.Sc. Construction and Property Management from University of South Wales (UK).
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I am interested in small capitalized companies with a high optionality to the upside compared to the relative downside risk. I am grounded in a value based approach but will also explore special and short situations. I am a trained CPA and continue to practice in industry.
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