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, MO, OHI, MAIN, TDFAX.
I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with three kids under the age of 5. 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. My hope is to provide a positive example for other young do-it-yourself investors as they save for retirement on a limited budget.
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.