About Lyn Alden Schwartzer

Lyn Alden Schwartzer

Lyn Alden Schwartzer provides analysis on select large, mid and small-cap stocks within our Stock Waves service. 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 in electrical & electronics engineering and a Master's degree in engineering management with a focus on financial modeling and engineering economics. She has worked for over a decade 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 and international ETFs.

She focuses strongly on valuation, and regularly employs the use of cash-secured puts, covered calls, and normal buy-and-hold positions, depending on market conditions and available opportunities.

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, the Telegraph, Fidelity Investments, Morningstar, and other financial media.

Learn more about Lyn in her detailed biographical post.

Story Archive

Where Fundamentals Meet Technicals: Be Careful with TSLA

If you've been a Tesla long during this run-up, it would be a good time to re-asses your portfolio's diversification and risk tolerance.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 2 weeks ago

Who Benefits from Cheap Oil? India, for Starters.

I have a long-term bullish outlook on India as part of a diversified portfolio, but there is one main thing holding me back from being quite as bullish as I am on, say, Russia.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 4 months ago

Gold Royalty Stocks Update (Yep, Still Buying)

I added a combination of gold, silver, gold miners, and gold royalty companies to my model portfolio in my November 2018 newsletter issue (with an overweight emphasis on the royalties), and have been buying ever since, through dips and peaks.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 4 months ago

The CEF Contrarian Indicator

In addition to my primary focus on measuring value in various asset classes, regions, and stocks, an additional and unusual place I like to look for signs of exuberance is in the world of Closed End Funds, or “CEFs”.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 4 months ago

This Stock Grows by 12% and Yields 6%, But You Won't Like It

Sberbank is the largest bank in Russia, and one of my top long-term aggressive stock ideas.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 5 months ago

A Look at Some Global Cash Cows

The ICOW ETF is probably the most interesting in my view, because the financial sector has been my biggest concern with the ex-US developed world for the past few years.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 5 months ago

Long-Term International Expectations

Decades of evidence show that cheaper markets tend to outperform expensive markets over the long-term.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 5 months ago

Church & Dwight: An Example of the American Valuation Premium

I’ve been watching Church & Dwight (CHD) for a while now, because it’s one of my favorite consumer staples stocks.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 5 months ago

Kohl's Analysis After the Dip

Our final in a series of articles about the retail industry focuses on Kohl’s (KSS), which reported earnings today and dropped by about 7% to about $45/share.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 6 months ago

Tapestry’s Massive Sell-off: Opportunity or Trap?

Earlier this month, I wrote a broad overview of the struggling retail industry, where I discussed the various problems affecting certain retail companies, including Tapestry (TPR), whose stock is down 20% after reporting earnings today.
by Lyn Alden Schwartzer - 6 months ago