Kelley Wright entered the financial services industry in 1984 as a stock broker; first with a private investment boutique in La Jolla and later with Dean Witter Reynolds. In 1990 Kelley left the retail side of the industry for private portfolio management. In 2002 Kelley succeeded Geraldine Weiss as the Managing Editor of the Investment Quality Trends newsletter and as the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for IQ Trends Private Client.
Kelley’s commentaries have been published in Barron’s, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Dow Jones MarketWatch, The Economist, and many other business and financial periodicals. Kelley is an active speaker at trade shows and investment conferences, and is a frequent guest and contributor to radio and CNBC. Kelley is the author of Dividends Still Don’t Lie, which was published in February, 2010, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Investment Quality Trends is the creation of our Publisher Emerita, the incomparable Geraldine Weiss. From the first edition of the newsletter in 1966 to her retirement from day-to-day operations in 2002, Mrs. Weiss is a pioneer in the investment advisory community. In the previously male-exclusive world of investment analysis and advice, Mrs Weiss was the first woman to be a licensed investment counselor and registered investment advisor to publish a stock advisory newsletter.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkley, Mrs. Weiss is an analyst, author, lecturer and long-time guest and contributor to financial radio & television. Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and the New York Times are just a few of the major financial periodicals and newspapers that have published her analytical work and interviews. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Weiss was a frequent guest on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, Marketwrap, Moneyline and CNBC.
Dubbed “The Grand Dame of Dividends” by the Los Angeles Times, Mrs. Weiss co-authored the seminal work for dividend-centric value investing; Dividends Don’t Lie. Her follow up best seller, The Dividend Connection, cemented her reputation as the undisputed expert on dividends and value investing.