Taught as a kid to read the stock quotes in the newspaper (remember having to wait until the next day to get the quotes?) by my dad. Now, a dividend growth investor that uses a garden analogy for my dividend portfolio. Love reinvesting dividends and premiums from covered calls on my positions.
I follow earnings reports and market news to help identify opportunities in the market.
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DIY investor for many years. Presently retired. Recent convert to DGI. Have a wonderful wife of 43 years, 3 kids (all productive members of society) and 5 grandkids.
High point of my career was 8 years in Iran, working for THE Oil Company OSCO nee IOEPC)
Spent many years managing the non-instructional parts of local education.
25-year veteran of the stock market and self-taught on most financial topics. Classically trained as an engineer, but ended up in management. Retired early to focus on investments.
I lean toward value investing with an emphasis on dividends and dividend growth. I manage my own portfolio and I also assist / coach several family members and friends with their individual holdings.
I am an average everyday worker that just discovered Dividend Growth Investing. I work as an Airline dispatcher for a regional airline. I am interested in DGI to replace my income in retirement which I hope I can do by next year.
I am in my mid 30s and just beginning our process. On Jan 2, 2013 I bought my first ind stocks converting from 2 Vanguard funds. We would like to create an income stream of $36,000 a year asap to retire. We have to start slow due to earlier decisions relating to money. My family and I are currently paying off all debt and we will have little left over per month for a few years. At that time we plan on having several hundred per month to invest in more income producers.
Current holdings: GE, KO, PFE, O, XOM
I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with two young kids and a third on the way. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio as an example for the dividend growth investing strategy.
My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.
My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
Born and raised in a small mid-western town. Taught the value of saving and investing though funds were initially limited. Consolidated & converted index portfolios to DGI over the last couple of years. Income is ~50% of required balance to achieve FI, with less than a decade to early retirement. Hope to continue to learn and deploy ideas learned from SA authors.
Light trader interested in dividend growth stocks. I own every S&P dividend aristocrat, and then some. The aristocrats form the foundation. I have ownership of more companies that I have placed on that foundation. I have several general rules about stocks. Rule #1: Do not buy a stock to sell it. Rule 2: Do not sell a stock you bought. Rule 3: If I am unsure if I should sell a stock, see Rules 1 & 2. Rule 4: If I really am going to sell a stock (fundamentals change, dividend frozen or cut, etc.,), then just sell it and do not look back. Rule 5: no foreign tax withholding (I do not want the money back later, I want it re-investing now, There are plenty of US and British dividend companies) and Rule 6: drip. drip. drip.