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Tezcan Gecgil, PhD

She has worked in investment management in New York City, Princeton (NJ), Greenwich (CT), and London (U.K.). She holds Ph.D. (Business Studies) as well as MSc (Investment Banking & Trading) and MBA degrees from leading U.S. and U.K. universities and has also completed all 3 levels of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) examination. Her passion is for options trading based on technical analysis of fundamentally strong companies. She especially enjoys setting up weekly covered calls for income generation. As she is also qualified as Clinical Hypnotherapist at graduate level, she coaches traders and HNW investors on trading psychology. She divides her time between London and Naples (FL). She may be contacted for private mentoring.

Why I’m looking at Diageo shares amid growing geopolitical risks

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How I’d generate a regular stream of dividend income

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How I’d prepare my portfolio for a no-deal Brexit, part 1

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How I would invest if I were in my 20s

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How I’d diversify my portfolio by investing in ETFs or FTSE 100 trackers

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3 costly retirement mistakes I’d avoid

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3 dividend shares I’d consider buying in July

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Recent developments in the UK’s medical marijuana market: what may be next for investors? Part I

Should investors pay attention to developments in the UK's medical marijuana market and the potential green rush? More »

How to pick shares: tools and concepts that may inspire new stock market investors, Part 1

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Want to retire early? Why dividend shares like Unilever could offer robust income and capital growth

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Why I’d consider shares of Aviva and Lloyds to lock in hefty dividend streams now

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Trade war worries? How I’d keep calm through the market volatility

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Income investors: Here is why I’d buy into the Lloyds share price

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Should bank shares belong in my portfolio?

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Want to retire early? Then I’d consider investing in Royal Dutch Shell

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Income investors: this is why I’m interested in Vodafone shares

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Forget buy-to-let! I like this high-yielding REIT to bring in passive income

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2 top stocks I think may help your portfolio take off

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Why now is a good time to help kids become financially savvy

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I’d build a high-income portfolio for retirement with solid dividend shares

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