About: Lyn Alden Schwartzer

Lyn Alden Schwartzer

Filtering Through the Noise to Find Value

Lyn Alden Schwartzer is a contributing analyst to FATRADER covering North American stocks and international equity ETFs. With a background blending engineering and finance, Lyn uses a dispassionate long-term quantitative and qualitative approach to filter through the noise and find value in stocks and markets around the world.

Lyn has a Bachelor's degree from Penn State in electrical & electronics engineering and a Master's in engineering management with a focus on financial modeling and engineering economics. She has worked for 9 years in the aviation industry in a range of roles, starting as an electronics engineer and moving into project and facility management, and engineering finance.

Founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy and a popular contributor on Seeking Alpha, Lyn provides market research to tens of thousands of individual investors and financial professionals per month. Her specialties include monitoring developments in the business cycle, analyzing various approaches to asset allocation, and covering stocks (particularly infrastructure, financials, consumer, and tech), and international ETFs.

She focuses strongly on valuation, both on individual companies and on market indices, and regularly employs the use of cash-secured puts, covered calls, and normal buy-and-hold positions, depending on market conditions and available opportunities. Many of her investments are dividend-focused.

Lyn's work has been featured or cited on Forbes, Business Insider, CNBC, MarketWatch, Time's Money Magazine, Kiplinger, The Street, US News and World Report, Fast Company, Fidelity Investments, Morningstar, and other financial media.

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Put Discover Financial Services On Your Radar

Put Discover Financial Services on your radar. It’s a strong, profitable, well-managed company that survived the global financial crisis on much better terms than many other financial companies. And yet, it’s very volatile and prone to big drawdowns. Buying during those drawdowns can be very lucrative for patient investors.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 1 week ago

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Thailand Market: A Blend of Growth and Value

The Kingdom of Thailand represents well under 1% of world market capitalization, which makes it an easy market to overlook.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 2 weeks ago

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As a Value Investor, These Are The 2 Gold Charts I Focus On

I usually include an allocation to gold and gold stocks in my portfolio. Gold is a mostly non-correlated asset class to stocks, which makes it useful for improving risk-adjusted returns, and it can potentially serve well for defensive positioning in some contexts.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 2 weeks ago

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India's Achilles' Heel

India is one of the most exciting markets for long-term growth over the next 20 years.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 3 weeks ago

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These 2 Foreign Dividend Stocks Offer Good Risk-Adjusted Returns

While these aren’t some of my more explosive ideas, I find these two stocks — Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and Unilever PLC (UL) — to be attractive picks at the current time for good long-term risk-adjusted returns and reasonably high dividends that pay you while you wait.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 1 month ago

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The Long-Term Case For Disney (DIS)

Netflix versus Disney? If we have a stock market melt-up at some point, whether due to an announced China deal or just general sentiment, Netflix could certainly outperform Disney for a time.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 1 month ago

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A Tour Through REITville: Unexciting Forward Returns

With the bond market forcing the Fed to turn more dovish, and 10-year treasuries yielding only 2.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 1 month ago

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3 Great Companies I'd Like to Buy During a Correction

There are plenty of great companies out there, but only a small subset of them are attractively-priced in my view.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 1 month ago

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Brookfield Asset Management is an Attractively-Priced Powerhouse

It was announced last week that Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) is acquiring all of the public stock of Oaktree Capital Group (OAK).
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 2 months ago

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The Big Mac Index and Russian Tailwinds

An interesting informal metric to pay attention to for international investing is the Big Mac Index.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 2 months ago

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