On October 31st, 2014, I retired. Turned in the keys to the company car, gave them my computer and my account lists and joined the ranks of those who "slipped off into the sunset." I never thought in retirement that I would be this busy. It's fun. Time with the grandkids, time to perfect my cooking skills, and time to travel and check off the things on my bucket list. I should have done this a long time ago.
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).
Retired 59 year old engineer, with 3 decades of investing experience. Previously worked in the automotive industry for 35 years and the medical devices industry for 2. Married to the same fine wife since 1983, 2 adult daughters, live in Michigan.
Sneaking up on 60, ultra-endurance athlete preoccupied with 6:00 am bootcamp, trail running, mountain biking. Semi-retired family guy with three-kids and wife contemplating our soon-to-be-empty nest.
Presently transitioning from large cap mutual funds and growth stocks to long-term dividend growth portfolio utilizing mix of blue chips, REITs, and utilities.
Striving to balance the predictability of dividend growth equities against the thrill of growth stocks and an occasional small cap high flier.