David Dittman is chief investment strategist of Australian Edge, Canadian Edge and Utility Forecaster. David’s valuable contributions on economic, regulatory and legislative changes help subscribers make informed decisions about investing in high-dividend-paying Australian and Canadian companies.
He also serves as an investment analyst at Personal Finance, Investing Daily’s flagship newsletter.
David authors the companion to Canadian Edge, Maple Leaf Memo, which provides regular commentary on and analysis of macroeconomics, geopolitics, global trade, central banking, domestic politics and other issues related to investing in the Great White North. He also writes a weekly supplement for Australian Edge, Down Under Digest.
David is co-author, along with Elliott H. Gue and Yiannis G. Mostrous, of The Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geopolitics in the 21st Century, which was published in August 2010 by FT Press. He also edited Mr. Gue and Mr. Mostrous’ previous book, The Silk Road to Riches: How You Can Profit by Investing in Asia’s Newfound Prosperity, which was published in 2006 by FT Press.
David is a reformed lawyer with a juris doctor from Villanova University School of Law. He’s also a former stockbroker who worked the fixed-income desk for a two-man team managing more than $100 million in assets.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, where his interest in the changing nature of the global economy was shaped during courses with the esteemed Asia scholar Chalmers Johnson and on periodic visits across the border to Tijuana.
One of the most important events in David’s investing career was reading Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor. He uses Graham and Dodd’s Security Analysis mainly for reference purposes now but used to try to read it straight through.
David’s weekly e-letters include Down Under Digest and Maple Leaf Memo.
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Investment in wireless and wireline network technology continues to rise all over the world–except in Europe. This trend might be about to change.
The Jan. 1, 2013, “fiscal cliff” deal included a one-year extension of the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit. Power companies are taking advantage, but other factors suggest wind has long-term staying power.
It would be a stretch to call it a “vendetta,” because the venerable investing weekly has raised legitimate questions. But Linn Energy LLC (NSDQ: LINE) appears to have answered them.
Woodside Petroleum Ltd (ASX: WPL, OTC: WOPEF, ADR: WOPEY) has put off further development of a couple major projects in recent weeks. But management also announced a game-changing plan to distribute more cash to shareholders.
Canada’s performance in the aftermath of the Great Recession was certainly impressive relative to most of the rest of the world. But it was not the product of supernatural agency. The Great White North’s ability to survive and thrive was based on long-term policy choices.
It’s been a tough run for BHP Billiton Ltd (ASX: BHP, NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO, NYSE: RIO), some of the share-market downside the result of self-inflicted wounds, some of it due to shifting macro sentiment. But both diversified resource giants have the stuff to build wealth for the long term.
Gold has many attributes, but among them are not “cash flow,” “earnings,” “coupon” or “yield.”
Since 1790, while the US has experienced 16 “banking crises,” our neighbors to the north have suffered a grand total of zero. A recent paper and forthcoming book attempt to explain why.
Foreign central banks continue to add to their Australian dollar holdings, providing support for the aussie even as the Reserve Bank of Australia attempts to weaken it.
A festering rivalry threatens the Labor Party’s tenuous hold on Australia’s government, though the Flash China PMI report for March suggests one of the Lucky Country’s most important trading partners continues to stabilize.