Stephen Mauzy

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Stephen Mauzy is a CFA charter holder, equity analyst, and financial and economics writer with over 25 years of investing experience. Steve is consultant and contributing editor for the High Yield Wealth newsletter published by Wyatt Investment Research. Steve is a recognized investment voice: He has provided commentary on CNBC, and his work has appeared in Wealth Manager, CFA Magazine, Institutional Investor News, Barron's, Institutional, Investor News, Registered Rep., and other publications. Steve's curriculum vitae includes a stint as editor-in-chief for two financial trade magazines. He also served as editor for a Forbes-recognized financial Web site. Steve's forte is income investing and value investing. Like many value investors, he is a practitioner of the quantitative principles espoused by legendary value investor Ben Graham. But Steve has added his own twist based on the precept that business world is divided into two types of companies: ones that have trouble and ones that are going to have trouble. Steve favors the former (as long as they continue to pay dividends), because value is often found in uncertain and troublesome situations.

Icahn Enterprises: An Income Investor’s Best Friend

When the opportunity arose to add Icahn Enterprises LP (NYSE: IEP) to the High Yield Wealth portfolio in July, I pounced like

BDCs: The Perfect Income Investment

The more I vet income investments, the more convinced I am that business development companies (BDCs) are the investment of c

QE3 Extension Means Buy Gold and Silver

I'll believe it when I see. I refer to Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, and tapering. In September, every Wall Street

How Dividends Keep Companies Honest and Investors Wealthy

For all the reasons to own dividend stocks, this one might be the most important. Dividends are taskmasters. They forc

How to Become an Intelligent Contrarian Investor

Many investors refer to themselves as “contrarian,” and I'm one of them. But what does that really mean? After all, an

Time to Consider Preferred Stocks

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?” The quote is attributed to economist John Maynard Keynes, e

Don’t Get Suckered by the Latest Real Estate Fad

Because I'm a value-conscience income investor, I'm skeptical of every hot investment trend. That’s because nothing new

A 40% Return in Four Months with Carl Icahn

Because I'm a value investor I love bargains. You can imagine, then, the anticipation when I found a bargain opportunity to i

Argentina Alert: 53% Gains in 4 months

As the legendary 18th-century banker Baron Rothschild wisely counseled, “Buy when there's blood in the streets.” M

Is This Common Investing Mistake Killing Your Return?

Irish playwright Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigrams. One of his more endearing was this: , “Moderation is a fatal thing.