Capt. Spaulding spent 35 years in the research vineyards of Wall Street, primarily as a financial writer and editor specializing in economics, equities, and technical analysis. During that time, he learned that several adages are well worth keeping in mind. One is, don't buy it if you don't understand it. Another: numbers can, and often do, lie. A third: if something seems too good to be true, it is. And for good measure: don't fight the tape, especially on the downside. Capt. Spaulding is retired, and enjoys the challenge of trying to keep his head while those around him are losing theirs.
I have a graduate degree in economics and have been doing financial analysis, business cases, marketing for 25 years in the telcomm and government contracting industries. I've been actively investing in stocks for ~ 25 years..
just an average joe investor . Change from aggressive growth to growth income so I could pay the bills.
But had to still keep one hand towards capital gains . Enjoying reading the posts and comments.
Been with SA almost from their start . I have a beer can for a brain so I thank everyone for filling it up with investment ideas and knowledge .
Self directed individual investor. I surpassed my own goals and expectations. I have been investing in the stock market since 1992. I used to day trade. Then I swing traded. Now I invest in dividend stocks with the focus on having the income exceed our needed expenses. I started investing in dividend stocks exclusively in 5/2011. I am ready to share my 22 years of experience in the stock market with young investors and retirees alike. I will share my mistakes and successes. Hopefully, I can help others avoid common mistakes.
RETIREMENT PORTFOLIO UPDATED As Of 6/3/2016
Current Allocations for my Retirement Portfolio:
1) MO = 100%
I have taken ROTH distributions in 2016 of about $113,000. This is the first year that I have taken distributions, they are non taxable and penalty free.
I currently have 96.5% of my stock market assets in ROTH IRA's. I will convert the rest of my MO (from my SEP IRA) in 2017 and 2018 into my ROTH IRA.
My Retirement Portfolio's return since 1/1/2009 according to Schwab.com's Portfolio performance: Full Disclosure - All of my funds were at Schwab in 2009 and 2010, In 2011 I started a Roth IRA at Fidelity, in 2014 I transferred funds from Schwab to Fidelity and in 2015 I transferred some funds to E-TRADE. Most of my funds are still at Schwab.
2009- + 165.95%
2010- + 28.02%
2011- (-) 1.99%
2012- + 11.59%
2013- (-) 5.31%
2014- + 38.84%
2015- + 6.11%
2016- YTD as of 6/10/2016 close + 19.25%
My Portfolio performance from 1992 - 1/1/2009 was not good. I was starting from a negative return since I had contributed more than my accounts were worth. 2008 had dropped my account about 75%!!!
Schwab.com's software does not have any data prior to 1/1/2009! They started the Portfolio performance function as of 1/1/2009.
☀I am dealing in Stock Market since 1992.
☀My Mom Dad are in Stock Market since 1972 & are very much active till today
☀Dealing with Indian Stock Market & Nasdaq
☀I also deal in crude, gold & silver.
☀I am an Investor , & Trader.
☀I Follow major companies in bseindia.com or nseindia.com
☀My Passion for my MomDad, God & stock market, keeps me alive from 9:00 AM IST till 2:00AM IST.
☀I Charge Flat $300/year for my research with stock market.
☀I was following Nasdaq very closely since last 2 years..
☀I also deal with Nasdaq stocks.
☀I don't have any CFP licence
☀I have learned the Art of Stock Market Trading from My Mom Dad & Almighty God.
☀You can follow us on Twitter @murphydevani
I've been a casual equity investor for the last 10yrs but have had less than stellar success. Recently, I left my job of 13yrs to escape the NE for the mountains of CO with my wife. After a 4 month round-the-world trip and much introspection, I've decided to put a little more rigor around my investment practices. I enjoy reading about all matters of personal finance and economics and have recently added Dividend Growth Investing as a passion. While not a holy-grail, I feel putting more focus on dividend investing will force me to put the time into building a sound investment strategy based around more metrics and less emotion. The attention to detail and consistency in approach that many DGI investors on SA on other sites display also gives me more comfort that there will be intelligent like-minds to lean on as I season myself with the concepts.
I hope to contribute what I can to the community, as soon as a have research, tools, and/or opinions that might help others.
Bob is retired from a career in law enforcement including more than 20 years as an instructor of Investigative Interviewing. He is a Dividend Growth investor using dividend yield from low beta stocks for income and preservation of capital. Bob has self managed his portfolio since early in 2011. He hopes to encourage discussion among those already in retirement and receiving income from their portfolios.
My curent portfolio is available here:
I believe that everyone needs a portfolio business plan.
Here's a copy of ours:: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2426965-our-retirement-portfolio-business-plan-legacy-edition-part-two
A list of Dividend Growth Safety Superstars for the past decade is available here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2255863-a-review-of-the-dividend-safety-superstars
Eric Parnell, CFA, is the Founder and Director of Gerring Capital Partners. Gerring Capital is a registered investment advisory firm seeking attractive returns opportunities emphasizing value, quality and risk control. Eric also publishes The Universal premium service on Seeking Alpha targeting winning strategies in bear and bull markets across the asset class universe. Gerring Capital implements these strategies for its investors and then Eric discusses them on The Universal. Eric is also a Visiting Instructor at Ursinus College in the Department of Business and Economics. Prior to founding Gerring in 2005, Eric was the Director of Investment Communications at SEI Investments and an Economist at Moody’s Analytics.