LynAlden

About Lyn Alden

Lyn is an engineer and investor with a graduate degree in engineering management, and much of her career has been in technical procurement, project management, and budget planning.  She has over a decade of investment experience with a focus on income-producing assets, and writes in-depth articles about finance at LynAlden.com.
Two Billionaire Investors Just Bought Shares of Synchrony Financial (SYF)
  • Two Billionaire Investors Just Bought Shares of Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Two Billionaire Investors Just Bought Shares of Synchrony Financial (SYF)

By |August 15th, 2017|

It was recently disclosed that both Warren Buffett and Seth Klarman bought shares of Synchrony Financial (SYF) in the second quarter of 2017.

Let’s take a look at why.
Synchrony Overview
Synchrony Financial was spun off from GE Capital as a public company in 2014.

It’s the largest issuer of store credit cards in the country.  When Amazon, […]

How Silver Can Pay You Dividends
  • How Silver Can Pay You Dividends

How Silver Can Pay You Dividends

By |August 7th, 2017|

Silver straddles the line between a precious metal and an expensive industrial commodity.

The vast majority of gold (over 85%) is used for jewelry and bullion, which makes it rather immune to recessions.   Silver, on the other hand, while still used for jewelry and bullion, has industrial uses for its majority demand, so its […]

Blackrock Still Has a Large Runway of Growth
  • Blackrock Still Has a Large Runway of Growth

Blackrock Still Has a Large Runway of Growth

By |August 6th, 2017|

BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world, and as of the most recent quarter, they have $5.7 trillion in assets under management (AUM).

They own the leading iShares brand of ETFs and have a massive institutional asset management business that includes both passive and active investment funds and services.

Here’s a breakdown of where their […]

3 High-Yield Infrastructure Investments with Safe Distributions
  • 3 High-Yield Infrastructure Investments with Safe Distributions

3 High-Yield Infrastructure Investments with Safe Distributions

By |July 31st, 2017|

We’re over 8 years into the current economic expansion, which makes this the third longest expansion in United States history.

In fact, if we go another 2 years without a recession, we’ll have the new American record without one. That sounds like good news to some people, but stock market valuations are also at historically high […]

The Safest Banks to Invest In
  • The Safest Banks to Invest In

The Safest Banks to Invest In

By |July 27th, 2017|

Investing in the safest banks has historically been very lucrative.

They have high returns on equity, and can dig economic moats around their businesses in the form of high switching costs.  Changing banks is a hassle, and most consumers don’t bother to take out assets even if they find a competitor that offers slightly better […]