So more about me. I worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, starting as a stockbroker, and later as a market maker on the options floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange, and finally as an executive at an investment advisory and financial planning firm. I retired from the financial services industry at a relatively early age with a spotless record, and transitioned into the technology and education field. I also worked as an adjunct professor for the College of Business of a California State University.
In terms of my personal investment experience, I have invested in everything from commodities to convertible bonds to stock options to limited partnerships to municipal bonds. I've seen bubbles and crashes. I've seen it all.
Real Estate Experience
Occasionally, I write about real estate investing. My investments in real estate have run the gamut: single family residences, multi-family, commercial, condominium, land, tax lien (one of these days, I will write an article about my tax lien purchase), and even gold mining claims (although not technically real estate).
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I created this blog so that others can learn from my mistakes and successes, and to provide information on investment that you may never have thought of. Although I never give investment advice or tax advice (see your investment advisor and accountant), I provide ideas on stocks, bonds, gold, currency, real estate, exotic investments, the stock market in general, gold, start-ups, and money.
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I noticed on your website that you stated that the UK is the 6th biggest economy in EUROPE. I'm sure that what you meant to say is that the UK is the 6th biggest economy in the WORLD. The order is something like this (based on GDP, but not on PPP): US, China, Japan, Germany, France, UK. Though the British economy and the French economy regularly swap 5th and 6th positions, and Brazil is also in the mix. It has, however, been predicted that the UK will overtake the German economy, in size, in the next 15 years or so (in large part due to demographics.)
I notice that you stated on your website that the UK economy is the 6th largest in EUROPE. In fact the UK economy is the 6th largest in the WORLD. The order is (based on GDP but not PPP): US, China, Japan, Germany, France, UK (though France and the UK regularly swap 5th and 6th places, and Brazil is also in the mix.) It has also been predicted that the British economy will overtake the German economy (in size) in the next 15 years or so - in large part due to demographics.
Yes, you are right about that. I agree that the UK has huge potential growth.
For post referencing SFO magazine at: http://stockerblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/free-stuff-for-investors.html , may we request that the hyperlink to the SFO magazine subscription be changed to: http://www.traderplanet.com/journal/subscribe/. TraderPlanet.com owns the copyrights to all of SFO magazine's content and continues to publish a digital magazine under the title 'TraderPlanet Digital Journal' and under the direction of Kira Brecht, their former managing editor. Subscription is also still free. Thank you!
The hyperlink has been updated. Thanks for the info.
I cannot get the may 2016 ex-dividend database from wsnn.com it shows only those for 2013 all of a sudden. can you help me I love it Sharon K
Hi Sharon ~ Thanks for the heads up about the ex dividend pages. Not sure what happened but it is now fixed.
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