Editorial & Subscription Products TeamJoel Kornblau is the Content Manager for BNK Invest, Inc. Joel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science from NYU. Joel heads up our editorial team, overseeing the production of all editorial content for BNK Invest online properties. In addition to editorial duties across the BNK Invest network of sites, Joel also heads up all of our social media efforts on Facebook, StockTwits and Twitter.
He has been involved in web related ventures and small online businesses for over ten years, most recently acting as the Director of Business Development for a growing sports organization in NYC and Long Island. He is married and loves the stock market, travel, movies and sports.
Brett Owens graduated from Cornell University and soon thereafter left Corporate America permanently at age 26 to co-found two successful SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. Today they serve more than 26,000 business users combined. Brett took his software profits and started investing in dividend-paying stocks.
Today, it's almost impossible to find good stocks that pay a quality yield. So Brett employs a contrarian approach to locate high payouts that are available thanks to some sort of broader misjudgment. Renowned billionaire investor Howard Marks called this ''second-level thinking.'' It's looking past the consensus belief about an investment to map out a range of probabilities to locate value. It is possible to find secure yields of 6% or more in today's market — it just requires a second-level mindset.
Michael Foster has spent the past decade working as an equity analyst, focusing on fundamental analysis of businesses and portfolio allocation strategies. His reports have been widely read by analysts and portfolio managers at some of the largest hedge funds and investment banks in the world, with trillions of dollars in assets under management.
Michael has been traveling the world since 1999 and has no plans to stop. So far, he's lived in NYC, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Seoul, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and continues to offer consulting services to institutional investors and ultra high net worth individuals.
Michael's latest project, CEF Insider, provides detailed analysis and recommendations on the top CEFs for self-directed investors looking for stable income and big capital gains.