I'm a full time investor focusing on investments that generate cash flow, rather than primarily capital appreciation. One of my earliest influences was Peter Lynch's book, "One Up on Wall Street," which I highly recommend to anyone who is thinking about investing on their own. I've been investing for more than a decade, and my investing style has shifted over the years to focus more on dividend-paying stocks and other ways to generate cash flow through investing. As I'm sure many others would agree, Warren Buffett has been and continues to be a great influence. Consequently, my preferred approach is to evaluate stocks as businesses, and focus on their ability to generate cash flow. My articles will focus on stable, dependable businesses that offer the prospect for long term rewards, and I would expect that my articles would be of interest to people who invest for dividends, rather than just for capital appreciation. My articles will also be a mix of general thoughts on approaches to investing, and articles on specific stocks or investment opportunities that may arise. I hope that what I write will be useful to beginners while still providing information and perspective for more seasoned investors.
Investor since 1990, mostly index funds. Learning the art of value investing.
Education: B.A 1988 Tufts Univ., MBA 1994 Thunderbird School of Global Management
Career: Latin American Sales in Building Materials. Lived overseas 22 years.
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I started investing when I was 19 years old, my primary focus is long term dividend investing. I also focus on building a portfolio with a foundation of strong reputable companies that provide a passive income to their shareholders and quality products and services for their customers. I am not a financial genius, just a passionate investor who wants to spread the word about income investing.
My life was changed when I read Ben Graham's "The Intelligent Investor". Buying low and selling high, what could be more logical? Hedge your bet by including a margin for error(ie. margin of safety). Yeah my transformation to a value and contrarian investor started with that book. Current member of StockBuz (stockbuz.net), a trading and investing oriented social network. On market days I can often be found in the chat room there, doing my best to annoy the technical analysis practitioners and day traders by pontificating the virtues of value investing.
Iam a very astute and avid investor with over 40 years experience. Started with very little and have managed to amass a very large portfolio. Also a very seasoned and experienced bond buyer. Always searching for the next "Grand Slam Homerun".
Dividend Growth investor focused on a mix of low cost ETFs and blue chip stocks.
Major holdings include VIG, VBR, VYM, VWO, WLP, BRK.B, AAPL, AFL, BBL, PAYX, TEVA, TGT, XOM, CVX, COP, TGH, POT, HRS, JNJ, NOC, WBKC, PRAA, RDS.A, ABBV, NOV, MSFT, CSCO, INTC, AMAT, KO, PEP, CL, PG, LOW, AMGN, EEQ, QCOM