My name is Todd Johnson. I’m a family man, sports fiend, health nut, technology buff, long-time stock investor and a very lucky mountain climber – hardly enough to completely distinguish me from many 50 year-old males living in Albuquerque, or anywhere else for that matter. But these are the things that I am passionate about and which have shaped my philosophy as a professional investor for the last thirty years. As they might suggest, I am always looking for the upside while striving to minimize my risks.
After obtaining my MBA from Regis University in Denver, I eventually made my way to Seattle, which at the time, was brewing up a literal stew of future stock behemoths such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Coinstar and Amazon. Anyone with the same indoctrination into stock investing in the 1990s wouldn’t have any reason to consider a strategy beyond “buy and hold” to generate double and triple digit gains. I didn’t, and then came the 2000′s. Hello volatility.
It was then that I focused exclusively upon absolute return investing, and that it was no longer necessary to run from volatility as many investors do. Instead, I learned how to embrace it in order to extract positive returns from even the worst of market conditions while adhering to sound, value investment strategies.
My new passion, which I have realized through Dividend Lab, is helping other investors understand that investing in stocks and other assets that are subject to wide price swings can actually enhance their returns when the right investment strategy is applied. To that end, I read company 10k and 10q statements so they don’t have to. I compile and analyze the market research that isn’t always at their fingertips. And I don’t make any investment recommendation to which I haven’t already committed my own funds – as the purest form of accountability.
I’m not a licensed broker, or a registered financial adviser. I’m an investor like you. But my 30-year passion for absolute return investing, which has focused upon year-in, year-out positive returns can be your gain. I invite you to learn more about Dividend Lab and to join me on the fantastic journey for positive, absolute returns.