Martin Fridson, CFA


Income Securities Investor

  • Nine Times #1-Ranked High Yield Strategist in Inst. Investor Survey
  • Financial Exec of Year by Financial Mgmt Assoc International in 2002
  • Received CFA Society New York’s Ben Graham Award in 2017

About Martin

Martin Fridson is the publisher of Income Securities Investor and according to Investment Dealers' Digest he is "Perhaps the most well-known figure in the high-yield world." He has served as a CFA Institute governor and consultant to the Federal Reserve Board. In 2002 the Financial Management Association International named Mr. Fridson the Financial Executive of the Year. The CFA Society New York gave him its Ben Graham Award in 2017.

Martin's Articles

Marty Fridson is a leading expert in a wide variety of income oriented securites, ranging from stocks and bonds to convertibles and preferreds. In his Forbes/Fridson Income Securities Investor, he reviews two preferred plays in the regional banking sector.
In his Forbes/Fridson Income Securities Investor newsletter, Marty Fridson focuses on building wealth with bonds, convertibles and preferred. Here's a look at 2 funds that offer yield and diversification within the tech sector.
Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) is a St. Louis-based, global wealth management and investment banking company, notes dividend investing expert Marty Fridson, editor of Forbes/Fridson Income Securities Investor.
American Electric Power Co. (AEP) ranks among the nation’s largest electric energy companies, observes Marty Fridson, a leading dividend specialist and editor of Forbes/Fridson Income Securities Investor.

Martin's Videos

The challenge of investing for income is balancing yield and risk. Risks include both temporary paper losses and permanent losses of capital. Martin Fridson, CFA, will show you available tools for managing these risks including credit ratings, yield-based measures, diversification, and recommendations that include indications of appropriateness by the investor's risk tolerance.
Nobody predicted that a deadly new disease would turn a serene setting for income investors into a hall of terrors in record-short time. How can you tell the safety zones from the road hazards in today's market? And where are the opportunities to lock in great yields on newly invested cash? Join Marty Fridson, publisher of Income Securities Investor, to find out!
Marty Fridson discusses the need to spread risk across various fixed income products with different risk profiles.
Fridson discusses the current risk profile in the market. He talks about the importance of combining below investment grade bonds with dividend growth stocks to create a diversified portfolio

Martin's Books

Martin Fridson, CFA

Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide

"Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide is a well-organized, thorough exploration of the challenges facing practitioners who rely on financial statements to make investment and lending decisions.
Martin Fridson, CFA

Unwarranted Intrusions: The Case Against Government Intervention in the Marketplace

Unwarranted Intrusions is a provocative and exhaustively researched challenge to prevailing political claims of programs that purport to protect the public good.

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