From 2010 through 2011, Evelyn Roth was a senior editor at Seeking Alpha, responsible for building out and editing the Investing for Income section. She joined Seeking Alpha in 2008. Before then, she was Managing Editor at INC. Magazine where she spent seven years, Executive Editor for Product Development at Harvard Business School Publishing, and Managing Editor at the New York Times Women's Magazine Group.
Protecting and preserving capital over the long term is more important than growing capital. Particularly devoted to researching cheap stocks of high quality companies, GARP stocks, Magic Formula names, and stocks trading below intrinsic value. Participate long only without hedge when overall bull market is trading for a CAPE under 15 (Tobin's Q under .8X) or when blood is in the streets (not dip buyers), but strive to cut losers early when the facts change and refuse to marry long or short positions unless a "holding period of forever" makes sense. Hunches must be backed up by disciplined systems.
In fully valued markets, we prefer hedging via index options and light commodity trading/trend following. Not interested in participating in latest fad or bubble. Prefer to short the bubble, but only after evidence suggests the bubble has popped.
Prefer to hedge any long positions in frothy markets utilizing a balanced long short equity approach in fairly valued markets. In undervalued markets, we need confirmation from market conditions and valuations in order to invest 100% long (or more) using in the money call options for leverage. Covered calls, calendar spreads, and other options strategies for capturing theta decay.
Cut losers on short side by using ITM put options instead of stock, trend following strategies if trading commodities (for diversification). Fundamental analysis but also technical analysis. Mathematical, disciplined trading strategies. Strive first off to be right about the overall direction of the market (bull or bear). Hold lots of cash when people are being greedy.
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Independent retail investor. Interested mainly in acquiring solid DGI stocks for the long term, employing a smaller portion of funds to higher risk/yield securities. Occasionally employ options to enhance returns or manage risk.
I believe that I can categorize myself as a semi-retired, occasional investor, who is interested in developing my expertise in this field. My background is in real estate development. I remain active on a limited scale in that arena.
I find myself interested in the Dividend growth area of investing. I am as interested in the growth of stocks that I invest in as I am the dividends and their related growth. I am interested in learning more about REITS and MLP investment.
I have been a software engineer developing various types of computer programs for more than 25 years in many different fields. I have been investing 401(k) funds in various mutual funds for close to 20 years and started investing outside of my retirement account a little over 10 years ago.
I used to follow a value oriented strategy, but after I saw how that faired in the financial crisis, I began to switch over to a more income based approach. I am in the process of switching my portfolio to a DGI strategy.
One of my most profitable picks turned out to be Freddie Mac, which I orginally chose because I liked the divedend and because I once worked there. When it first ran into problems I increased my holdings because it still looked like a good value to me. I eventually managed to buy several thousand shares at a cost of $0.50 (I knew that was a good value) and eventually exited the stock at a price that was $5 a share above my average share cost.
My biggest miss was when I sold out my 100 shares of Apple shortly after Steve Jobs returned but before he had done much to improve the companies outlook.
My holdings incude :
ABBV CL CMI CVX DLR EMR LTC
F GIS HTA INTC JNJ KMI KO KHZ
LMT MCD MO MPW MSFT O OHI PG T
VGR WEC WMT WPC
Hello fellow investors! My name is Keegan, currently I am in my senior year of my undergrad studying finance. My goal with coming to Seeking Alpha is to ensure intelligent investing by communicating with like minded individuals.
About two years ago I started fooling around with the stock market - with $100 here and there - just to get acclimated to the processes of buying and selling. Following that year my grandfather passed away and left me a few securities. First thing I did was start my Roth IRA and I have been researching different types of investments ever since.
My interests are dividend and stock investing, real estate investments, retirement strategies and other types money building varieties. My goal for now is to have the majority of my monthly expenses paid with passive income by my 30's. Im 23.
My name is Mike and I am retired and am now 74 years old and have taken some bad hits on investing since I retired in July 1, 1999. The year 2000- 2001 etc really whacked me.I am now trying to learn about dividend investing. Bought EDE (Empire District Electric. Which took a big hit in Joplin, Mo . .What are the odds of a tornado wiping out one-third of a town with EDE headquarters there? I am really learning a lot about dividend investing at this website. Thanks for any input or help. Thank you all..
I have been a dividend investor since my retirement in late 2003. I diversify by sector, domestic vs. international, and by cap size. I do not invest in stocks that don't pay dividends. I am risk averse and limit my investment in a single equity to 1% of my total assets or less. As a result of this 'rule', I have more than 100 equities in my portfolio.