Bond Strategist for The Oxford Club, Wealthy Retirement and The Oxford Income Letter
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Steve is the Bond Strategist for The Oxford Club, "Wealthy Retirement and The Oxford Income Letter." He’s also the Editor of "Oxford Bond Advantage."

For 10 years prior to joining Agora, Steve was a professional broker. On an annual basis, Steve led ... more

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The Argument For Staying In Low-Paying Annuities
As time goes on, my opinions about money and investing are changing. But what is most surprising to me is how my opinion of annuities has changed.
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Without A Thorough Retirement Budget, Your Savings Won’t Cut It
One of the things most people forget to include in their retirement plan is saving after retirement. A plan that only draws down your funds is a problem in the making.
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Why A Wealth Tax Is Not The Answer
Sen. Elizabeth Warren was recently joined by 18 uber-wealthy people in asking for a moderate wealth tax. They called it their moral and ethical economic responsibility to this country. But why not write those checks right now...?
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There’s No Magic In The Market
No one wants to hear that there isn’t any magic. Everyone wants to believe that all you have to do is follow the gods of the Street and money will fall out of the sky on you. But the magic isn't real.
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Why It Pays To Be A Market Coward
We are at year 35 of the bull market in bonds and year 10 of the bull market in stocks. Where do you think this is going? If that doesn’t make a market coward of you, you have my condolences.
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This Threat Will Cut Your Nest Egg In Half
Here’s an investment idea for the too-safe, too-conservative and too-much-cash folks.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co.
AER AerCap Holdings N.V.
AIG American International Group Inc
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc.
ALU Alcatel-Lucent
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AND ADM HITS
APL Atlas Pipeline Partners L.P.
ARAY Accuray Incorporated
ASTI Ascent Solar Technologies Inc.
ATUSF ALTIUS MINERALS CORP
AVAV AeroVironment, Inc.
BA The Boeing Company
BAL iPath B Bloomberg Cotton Ttl Ret ETN
BHP BHP Billiton Limited
BMI Badger Meter Inc.
BNO UNITED STATES BRENT OIL FUND
BPI Bridgepoint Education Inc.
BRCM Broadcom Corp NOW AVGO
BTE Baytex Energy Corp.
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.
CAGC CHINA AGRITECH INC
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CCI Crown Castle International Corp.
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
CLGX CoreLogic INC.
CLX The Clorox Company
CNH CNH Global N.V.
CREE Cree Inc.
CROX Crocs Inc.
CUBA The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc.
CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund
DHR Danaher Corporation
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DRR Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
DTD WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
ERJ Embraer S.A.
ETFC E*Trade Financial Corporation
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund
EWS iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund
F Ford Motor Company
FAST Fastenal Company
FAX Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc.
FB Facebook Inc
FMY First Trust Mortgage Income Fund
FRO Frontline Ltd.
FSL Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I Ltd.
FSLR First Solar, Inc.
FXA CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
FXC CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust
FXCNF FOXCONN INTL HLDGS
GE General Electric Company
GERN Geron Corporation
GEX Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GLUU Glu Mobile Inc.
GM General Motors Company
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GRMN Garmin Ltd.
GRPN Groupon Inc.
GTI Graftech International Ltd.
HCN Health Care REIT Inc.
HILO EGA Emerging Global Shares Trust
HPI John Hancock Preferred Income Fund
HUM Humana Inc.
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
IMMR Immersion Corporation
INPH Interphase Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.
JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
JJOFF iPath Bloomberg Coffee SubTR ETN
JJTFF iPath Bloomberg Tin SubTR ETN
JOBS 51job Inc.
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KMTUY KOMATSU LTD SPONS AD
KOS Kosmos Energy Ltd.
LNCE Lance Inc.
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation
LXK Lexmark International Inc.
LYB LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MCK McKesson Corporation
MEET Quepasa Corp
MET MetLife Inc.
MNTA Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
MO Altria Group Inc.
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
MTW Manitowoc Company Inc.
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NIB iPath Dow Jones-AIG Cocoa Total Return Sub-IndexSM ETN
NOK Nokia Corporation
NWS News Corporation
NXPI NXP Semiconductors N.V.
NYT New York Times Co.
ONVO Organovo Holdings Inc
ORA Ormat Technologies Inc.
OSTK Overstock.com Inc.
OSUR OraSure Technologies, Inc.
P Pandora Media Inc.
PBR Petrobras - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PLCE The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc.
PNRA Panera Bread Company
POT Potash Corp (Now NTR)
POZN Pozen Inc.
REE Rare Element Resources Ltd.
RHT Red Hat Inc.
RITT RIT Technologies Ltd.
RPM RPM International Inc.
RPRX Repros Therapeutics Inc.
SAP SAP AG
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SIEGY Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
SLV iShares Silver Trust
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp.
SNE Sony Corporation
SNN Smith & Nephew plc
SUNE SunEdison, Inc.
TEF Telefonica S.A.
TSO Tesoro Corporation
TTM Tata Motors Limited
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund
UA Under Armour Class C
UPS United Parcel Service Inc.
URBN Urban Outfitters Inc.
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
VFH VANGUARD FINANCIALS ETF
VLKAY VOLKSWAGEN A G SPONS
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam ETF
VOD Vodafone Group plc
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF
VZ Verizon Communications
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WBK Westpac Banking Corporation
WDC Western Digital Corporation
WEN Wendy's Company, The
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WLT Walter Energy Inc.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
WTW Weight Watchers International Inc.
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
XRX Xerox Corporation
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.
YNDX Yandex N.V.
YOKU Youku.com Inc.
YUM YUM! Brands Inc.
ZUMZ Zumiez Inc.
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Bond Specialist
Oxford Bond Advantage
September 2008 - Present (11 years 3 months)
Writer and host
Slap in the Face Award
September 2008 - Present (11 years 3 months)
Host, The Market Wake Up Call
The Oxford Club
April 2002 - Present (17 years 10 months)
Writer and Host, Investment U Weekly Update
The Oxford Club
April 2002 - Present (17 years 10 months)

Education

University of Scranton
M.S.
1975 / 1977
Counseling
University of Scranton
B.S.
1971 / 1975
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