I have been an individual investor for nearly 25 years. My professional background is in finance and investing owning a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. Currently, I focus on retirement and dividend income strategies primarily through the use of funds and ETFs. If you're interested in learning more about dividend income strategies, retirement and ETF analysis, please consider following me by clicking on the "Follow" button at the top of this page next to my name. In addition, you can find me on: Twitter - @david_dierking LinkedIn - David Dierking Website - Bull Market Analytics
Own with my wife a computer network support company for 30 years, 65 next year, plan to work to 70. Bought first stock in 1966, started more serious investing in 1980's. Follow Bob Brinker long term timer, sold ALL equities Jan 2000, bought back May 2003, QQQ and Baron Growth. Since then, business demands took away investing time, until a couple years ago and now building a DGI portfolio. Converted all traditional IRA's and gains to Roths when company was losing $$, we are Sub-S. Allocation 50% fixed income (low duration now), 50% equities, bought $$ I Bonds in 2001-2 at 3.0% base +cpi, loving these. Building core div blue chips, then some REITS, MLPs and BDCs to boost income. Also own commercial property for income.
I am a cat. I invest so I can retire early to focus on my passions of sitting around all day and chasing laser pointers. I wouldn't read too much into what I say.
Although, even a cat is smart enough to avoid Amazon with a PE (ttm) of 873.40, the 3D printing stock bubble, etc., when there are perfectly profitable multi-billion dollar companies with either reasonable price/earnings ratios or growth catalysts. I love catnip as much as the next cat, but that doesn't mean catnip is the best investment option available. That would be dog pounds.
If you aren't already, I strongly recommend following:
* BDC Buzz
* Brad Thomas
* Bret Jensen
* Chris DeMuth, Jr.
* DAG Investments
* Russ Fischer
Dividend Growth Investing:
* Chuck Carnevale
* David Fish
* Regarded Solutions
* Cam Hui
* Lance Brofman
SeekingAlpha has a wealth of information available if you're willing to do the work.
Navy vet, career in marketing and communications, business writing adjunct prof.,
training director, private investor. Seeking "retirement" income and concerned
about the stability of financial markets.
I am a private investor with a bias towards undervalued stocks and stocks offering good dividend yields.
I mostly write on financials, utilities and small caps. I do not offer financial advice, readers should do their own due diligence.
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