Richard Stavros

Richard Stavros is chief investment strategist for Global Income Edge, analyst for Utility Forecaster and a regular contributor to Personal Finance.

He is managing director of Thomas Dwight Capital (TDC), a strategic, financial and business development adviser to corporations, investment houses and governments. TDC identifies and develops for clients high growth and emerging markets opportunities in the energy, telecommunications, shipping and real estate sectors. In this capacity, Stavros has advised on several multi-million project finance valuations, business plan developments, and overall corporate strategies, as well as engaged in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and lead capital raising efforts for new business expansion plans.

With 17+ years of experience in the energy sector, Stavros has served in various leadership, strategy, finance and analytic roles at an energy utility, investment bank and various preeminent global media, economic and regulatory research houses.

He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Economics and English Literature. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford with a concentration in Finance and Strategy.

Analyst Articles

In last week’s Income Without Borders we looked at the odds of Great Britain leaving the European Union, which we handicapped as low. This week we’ll look at the opportunities the situation presents.We know opportunities are coming because we have seen this show before.Greece’s potential exit of the European… Read More

Reports this week by the International Monetary Fund suggest central bank efforts to revive the global economy have stalled,  and we may be facing a debt crisis if world leaders fail to respond. This comes on the heels of our April Global Income Edge issue, released yesterday, in which… Read More

With unprecedented declines in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at the start of the year and increasingly volatile markets, investors have piled into safe-haven investments such as electric, water and propane utilities. In fact, the S&P 500 Utilities index is outpacing the broad index by nearly 6% so far… Read More

For several years the Federal Reserve and other financial titans such as the World Bank and the IMF have been singing, “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow,” and then reversing their forecasts when tomorrow arrives. Now when they trot out that tune smart investors hear another song from the musical… Read More

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s position to hold off raising rates is having the effect of boosting our income investments substantially– some by double digits. Continued low rates make our relatively safe, high dividend stocks more attractive to yield hungry investors who are piling into them.      The surge in share… Read More

Several of our Global Income Edge Conservative Portfolio holdings have hit or have exceeded their full values.In some cases we’re taking profits, and in some cases we’re raising our price limits.Taking ProfitsSell Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) for a gain of 19% (all gains are since initial recommendation). Add a dividend… Read More