Mike Dalton and Athena Stone

Attentive Investment Managers, Inc. was established as an FEE-ONLY independent Registered Investment Advisor in 2004 in Stockton, California.  Prior to that, Attentive Investment Managers was doing business as Michael L. Dalton Registered Investment Advisor since 1989.  In 2003, Michael Dalton was joined by Athena Stone and has mentored her to become the second Investment Advisor for the firm.

Our firm provides continuous advice to a client regarding the investment of client funds based on the individual needs of the client.  Through personal discussions in which goals and objectives, based on a client’s particular circumstances, are established we create and manage a portfolio.  During our data-gathering process, we determine the client’s individual objectives, time horizons, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs.  As appropriate, we also review and discuss a client’s prior investment history, as well as family composition and background.

We manage client’s accounts on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis.  Account supervision is guided by the client’s stated objectives (i.e., maximum capital appreciation, growth, income, or growth and income), as well as tax considerations.   As advisors we employ several methods of analysis when making investment selections for our client, including; fundamental and technical analysis.

Attentive Investment Managers provides financial planning services in addition to investment management services.  These services can range from a custom plan or a full financial plan.

Meet our Staff

  • About Mike

    Michael L. Dalton founded Attentive Investment Managers, Inc., originally as a sole proprietor under the name of Michael L. Dalton
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  • About Athena

    Athena K. Stone has been with Attentive Investment Managers, Inc. since 2003, is an Investment Advisor and the Chief Compliance
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With the easing restrictions of the California Shelter in Place order, we have resumed our normal business hours in the office. As before, we are taking steps to ensure the safety of our staff and clients:

  • Surfaces will be sanitized regularly
  • We have several bottles of hand sanitizer as well as anti-bacterial soap and a sink in the office along with disposable masks should you like one.
  • When possible, we will continue to maintain social distancing and when not possible all the staff has masks.
  • Masks are not required for you to enter our office.
  • We are more than happy to meet with you in office but still maintain the capability for web meetings or telecoms. And as always can be flexible if you require special meeting time accommodations.

Our office hours are:
M-Th 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

As always we are available by phone at 209-636-4931 or on email at or