Extended remarks from David Jackson, Founder and CEO of Seeking Alpha
Dave Van Knapp is a highly valued member of Seeking Alpha's Dividend Investing community. Over the years, he has helped thousands of investors find stocks, at attractive valuations, which increase their dividends over time.
Seeking Alpha is crowd-sourced, and the most successful and popular authors naturally attract a large following, and Dave is one of them.
Dave stands out in two particular areas. First, …Dave's advocacy of dividend growth investing is thoughtful and rigorous, focusing on clear goals and consistent methodology. This has helped thousands of investors to succeed, and in particular to avoid acting emotionally as the market rises and falls.
Second, Dave's application of rules-based dividend growth investing is unusually robust…. Dave is … rigorous, for example in his careful use of valuation tools and attention to metrics which can impact a company's ability to grow its dividend in the future.
Dave's qualities are not limited to his investing talents. His explanations are down to earth and accessible, he is open minded and intellectually curious, and his writing reflects his generosity and desire to help other investors succeed.