Hi, I am a novice with a lot to learn. I began this journey in 2008. I read a book on mutual funds. Not even aware there was a financial crisis (embarrassed icon) I invested in two mutual funds. In 2011 I purchased my first stock. Currently, I absorb myself on understanding the market and purchasing equities. My disciple is in psychology. I have a BS in psychology and a MA in psychology counseling. Recently I earned the title of a LPC.(Licensed Professional Counselor)
This web site, from my experience, has a plethora of invaluable data from people with a wealth of experience. For me, it is a gift they are willing to share their knowledge, experience, their "winners" and even share the "lumps" they taken. I admire anyone who gets knocked down in the market, brushes themselves off and stands at home plate again for another swing.
A big THANK YOU!!!!! to all those who have done their due diligence and share it daily. Oh from my photo, it's obvious I was a HUGE Boston Celtics fan during "The Bird Era!!!"
Full-time individual investor primarily in REITS (esp Commercial REITS); Business Development Cos (BDC's); Master Limited Partnerships (MLP's); Dividend Income Compounding; Some Writing Calls and also Put Selling; Main Sector interests include-Energy, Utilities, Retail, Financial, Healthcare (Medical Device Cos; Pharmaceuticals; Generics); Railroads; Insurance (Property and Casualty; Reinsurance); Consumer Staples (mainly Grocery and Food Cos); and Commodoties (Ags-Softs; Grains; and Ag Conglomerates).
Goal is to achieve a minimum return over the long-haul of 1% per month (compounded) while also adding to available investing funds on a monthly basis and my investment is long-term (am in no rush to reach a certain goal within a specific time frame.
Am a conservative dividend-focused long-term investor who is focused on dividend growth and reinvestment of all dividends received. Have been investing full-time since July 1, 2001, and was an insurance agent prior to that. 3 of my best stocks have been Simon Property Group (SPG); Perrigo (PRGO); and Kroger Grocery (KR).