I am a 29 year old who has been passionate about investing since my dad introduced me to this way of life at the age of 12. As I grew as an adolescent I used my life savings to try to earn my fortune in the thrilling world of high finance. Along the way I've made and lost several small fortunes through option speculation and aggressive growth investing and learned valuable lessons that I want to share. I am passionate about long-term, buy and hold, dividend focused investing. History teaches us that this approach is the most powerful means available to build long-term wealth and income. My goal is to teach my readers how to find, research and follow the kind of companies that will make their financial dreams come true. I now write for The Motley Fool and you can follow my work here: http://my.fool.com/profile/AdamGalas/info.aspx
Focused on upcoming retirement (5-8 years from now). Seeking a portfolio balance of stable dividend growth stocks and capital growth potential stocks. Background: Insurance Underwriter (Property and Liability) and University Risk Manager.
Health Care: JNJ, CAH, MDT, STK, PDCO
Consumer Staples: MO, CVS, KHC, HRL
Consumer Disc: DPZ, MNST, STZ, SBUX, KO, MCD
Tech: GOOGL, AMZN, FB, MSFT, CSCO
Industrial Cyclical: LMT, RTN, BA
Home Building: HD, LOW
Financial: V, MC
Utilities/Telecom: D, VZ, T
My great grandfathers greatest investments were that of the early investments in Ford Motor Company. His investment discipline has been passed down the family tree and likely is woven into my DNA. I have made many initial mistakes investing, but have learned from each event. I have become addicted to stock research and analysis over the last year and a half. My biggest stock analysis asset is my perceptions. I use my eyes much as the preaching's of Peter Lynch.
Portfolio Analyst at Phyto Partners
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