Bill received a BS in 1972 from West Point with concentrations in math, physics, chemistry, and engineering. He was an NCAA All American Wrestler and captain of the wrestling team. He is an eight-year infantry veteran, Airborne, Ranger, Arctic Light and Mechanized Infantry in the United States Army. His industrial experience started in 1980 working for Honeywell setting up manufacturing capabilities around the US and Europe. In 1986 he founded Applied Statistics, Inc. (now ASI-Datamyte) to develop and sell the software, electronics, and tools to implement Statistical Process Controls for manufacturing processes. In 1989, he founded JITCorp to create the software to apply the concepts of process management to the selling process. JITCorp’s principal products are WebClerk and CommerceExpert. In 1998 he began working controls for the mobility process (Patent 6,810,817). JPods, Inc. was founded apply just-in-time concepts to the mobility process and cut costs per passenger-mile by 85%. Bill is the author of Desktop Hosting, A Developer’s Guide to Unattended Communications (Wiley), which outlines technology and concepts for networking the supply matrix. He holds Patent 6,810,817, Intelligent Transport, which applies distributed collaborative computer networks to moving physical packets, a Physical-Internet™.
Retired. Manage our portfolio, which is comprised of stock, REIT and bond mutual funds and ETFs, plus about 10 percent in dividend-paying stocks. Diversified among domestic growth, blend and value stock funds, plus international stock and bond funds. Portfolio is more than 70 percent equities, a bit more than 20 percent bonds, five or so percent cash. During 2007 prior to retirement in 2008 the portfolio moved from 80 percent stocks to nearly 70 percent bonds. Fortuitous timing. Vietnam veteran. 25 years of service to U.S. military.
My early success involved as much luck as skill when my then-broker back around the late '80s guided me to Telefonos de Mexico, which I first bought for 29 cents a share. The stock eventually took off -- wow, was I surprised -- and I'd made my first boodle. I sold it all and created what my broker jokingly called my own mutual fund -- all big cap dividend payers. I also added to the bond holdings I'd already started building. I reinvested all the dividends and cap gains. I eventually sold all but my original shares and invested the resulting cash in equity and bond mutual funds. My next success also involved as much luck as skill. During 2007, in anticipation of retiring in 2008, I moved from 80-20 stocks-bonds to 70 percent bonds. That move took us through the financial crisis in great shape. To tell you the truth, I doubt I would have made that move if retirement hadn't been on the immediate horizon. Fortuitous timing.
I know I'm just an average investor, so individual stocks are now limited to 10 percent of our investment portfolio. The remainder of our investment portfolio is in low-cost index and actively managed domestic and international equity and bond funds (and ETFs). We are able to allow our investment portfolio to grow unencumbered by withdrawals, normally reinvesting all dividends and cap gains with occasional exceptions.
Professional working for the automotive supply chain; soccer coach., and overall nerd when it comes to plastics - worried about retirement, and really interested in starting a business to control my own destinty
36 years old. Native German. I work as an equity analyst at a boutique Investment Bank in Europe. I started investing privately in 2001 - just to get burned badly. Got back to investing my private wealth in 2013 with great success so far. I prefer momentum and value strategies. Typically looking for out-of-favour stocks with quality business models. Use fundamental analysis (competitive strategy, defensibility, structural growth potential, valuation, free cash generation) combined with technical analysis for entry/exit points. I am willing to hold high conviction ideas for 1-2 years but will trade in and out of positions depending on news flow and technical indicators (oversold, overbought).
I am slowly starting to build up positions in selected commodity names including FCX, TECK, BTE, ERF and others.
I'm a senior citizen living in NJ, a retired medical doctor, that invests for income. I own many CEF'S - BDC'S - MLP'S and REITS. In the early 90's I was the MD for the NYSE. I also was the Medical Director of a Tech company in the early 1970's that went from 4 to 40 in one year. I am a buy and hold type of investor, I don't trade.