Elliott Gue knows energy. Since earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of London, Elliott has dedicated himself to learning the ins and outs of this dynamic sector, scouring trade magazines, attending industry conferences, touring facilities and meeting with management teams. For seven years, Elliott Gue shared his expertise and stock-picking abilities with individual investors through a highly regarded, energy-focused research publication. Elliott Gue’s knowledge of the sector and prescient investment calls prompted the official program of the 2008 G-8 Summit in Tokyo to call him “the world’s leading energy strategist.” He has also appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in a number of major publications, including Barron’s, Forbes and the Washington Post. In October 2012, Elliott Gue launched the Energy & Income Advisor (www.EnergyandIncomeAdvisor.com), a semimonthly online newsletter that’s dedicated to uncovering the most profitable opportunities in the energy sector, from growth stocks to high-yielding utilities, royalty trusts and master limited partnerships. The masthead may have changed, but subscribers can expect the same in-depth analysis and rational assessments of investment opportunities in the energy sector.
Retiring to Maine seemed like the American Dream back then:
Today I would picture myself sipping cold brewed Starbucks in LL Bean slippers in front of the Vermont Casting gas fireplace in the sunroom. Later a little snowshoeing in the woods before a lobster Mac and cheese lunch followed by a nap in the Lazy boy recliner.
“If you just sign the payroll deduction form we can get your retirement started all with the help of American Funds”, the broker/adviser said. He made it sound so easy.
Thirty years later reality sets in. The broker is on his sail boat and I'm wondering where my yacht is. Must be docked with the other customer's yachts.
Today, I’m trying to convert a very modest assortment of American Funds into a dividend paying portfolio that will beat my RMD and supplement SS.
Enter SA and the “new achievable” American Dream. With the help of some very knowledgeable SA authors and a bit of luck we will make it and SWAN too.
In the spirit of full disclosure, we have all the goodies described in the first paragraph plus our yacht is a 12 foot Carolina skiff. It still is nice to grab a quick NCL cruise to Bermuda or a longer one to the Caribbean using some of those delicious dividends.
I'm a recent college graduate for the Colorado School of Mines. I have a Petroleum Engineering background and have recently discovered began investing my own money - as a way to put my money to better uses (besides beer money) and, to be entirely truthful, for a new hobby. Not many view investing as a hobby but, the way I look at it, it's about as fun as gambling without the house taking your week's lunch money.
I am a retired physician and dual citizen expat trying to protect what I've saved over a lifetime of healing. Investing has become one of my hobbies and I try to help share my knowledge and experience with others to become successful investors with self directed accounts.
Basically, an advocate of DGI, and thus long PG, CLX, CL XOM, MCD, AFL, SSY, PEP, JNJ, GE, BF-B, CVS, LMT, GD, HON, KO, T, VZ, & WFC.
I have about 20% invested in municipal bonds.
Because of my age, I have recently began to chase yield to provide cash in my Traditional IRA for the yearly RMD, and thus long BIP, HEP, O, SXL, AEP, ED, EPR, EPD, ETP, KMI, MAIN, MIC, NNN, NRZ, OHI, TD, RY, WPC, SGU, & CORR.
But as I am "young at heart," I still find myself approaching investing as if one who is just starting out, focusing on my "retirement many years down the line." Thus, long SBUX, NKE, ACN, V, & ATVI.